HyperDic: homely

English > 4 senses of the word homely:
ADJECTIVEallhomely, plainlacking in physical beauty or proportion
allhomely, homelike, homey, homyhaving a feeling of home
allhomelyplain and unpretentious
allhomelywithout artificial refinement or elegance
homely > pronunciation
Soundshhow'mliy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > homely: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaninglacking in physical beauty or proportion.
Examples
  • "a homely child"
  • "several of the buildings were downright homely"
Synonymplain
Broaderunattractivelacking beauty or charm
Spanishfeo, feúcho
Catalanlleig
Nounshomelinessan appearance that is not attractive or beautiful
homelinesshaving a drab or dowdy quality
English > homely: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving a feeling of home; cozy and comfortable.
Example"the homely everyday atmosphere"
Synonymshomelike, homey, homy
Broadercomfortable, comfyProviding or experiencing physical well-being or relief ('comfy' is informal)
Catalancasolà
Nounshomewhere you live at a particular time
English > homely: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningplain and unpretentious.
Examples
  • "homely truths"
  • "letters to his son full of homely advice"
  • "homely fare"
Broaderplainnot elaborate or elaborated
Spanishmero, puro, simple
Catalanmer, pur, simple
English > homely: 4 senses > adjective 4
MeaningWithout artificial refinement or elegance.
Examples
  • "plain homely furniture"
  • "homely manners"
Broaderinelegantlacking in refinement or grace or good taste
Spanishacogedor
Nounshomelinesshaving a drab or dowdy quality

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