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Friday, May 11, 2001

Definitions for comely

  1. Pleasing or agreeable to the sight; good-looking.
  2. Suitable or becoming; proper; agreeable.

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Citations for comely
Why should it matter if an author is comely or plain? Robb Forman Dew, New York Times
Although aware that she was considered quite comely, she had never felt entirely confident of her charms, a hangover from her childhood. Kate Lehrer, Out of Eden
Origin of comely
Comely derives from Old English cymlic, from cyme, "pretty, beautiful, fine, delicate" + lic, adjectival suffix.