seemlinesses

seemly

[seem-lee]
adjective, seemlier, seemliest.
1.
fitting or becoming with respect to propriety or good taste; decent; decorous: Your outburst of rage was hardly seemly.
2.
suitable or appropriate; fitting: a seemly gesture.
3.
of pleasing appearance; handsome.
adverb
4.
in a seemly manner; fittingly; becomingly.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English semely < Old Norse sæmiligr honorable; derivative of sœmr (see seem)

seemliness, noun


1, 2. right, proper, appropriate, meet.
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seemly (ˈsiːmlɪ)
 
adj , -lier, -liest
1.  proper or fitting
2.  obsolete pleasing or handsome in appearance
 
adv
3.  archaic properly or decorously
 
[C13: from Old Norse sœomiligr, from sœmr befitting]
 
'seemliness
 
n

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seemly
"of pleasing or good appearance," early 13c., from O.N. soemiligr, from soemr (see seem).
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