adjective, seemlier, seemliest.
fitting or becoming with respect to propriety or good taste; decent; decorous: Your outburst of rage was hardly seemly.
suitable or appropriate; fitting: a seemly gesture.
of pleasing appearance; handsome.
in a seemly manner; fittingly; becomingly.

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

seemliness, noun

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

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Word Origin & History

"of pleasing or good appearance," early 13c., from O.N. soemiligr, from soemr (see seem).
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Example sentences
Circling the lawn was a high red brick wall, dressed in a seemly way with
  slowly burning ivy.
And he perceived a seemly knight, who came riding against him all in white,
  with a covered shield.
Yea and it is seemly that thou thyself, when thou art with the princes in
  council, shouldest have fresh raiment to wear.
Then sang on her head that seemly blade: its war-song wild.
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