Definition of comely in English:


Line breaks: come¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈkʌmli

adjective (comelier, comeliest)

archaic or • humorous



Pronunciation: /ˈkʌmlɪnɪs/
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  • The notion of beauty is associated with a variety of other words and meanings, including, majesty, glory, honor, loveliness, comeliness, pleasantness, delightfulness, and excellence.
  • Charmed by the bull's comeliness, Europa and her handmaidens deck him with flowers.
  • This is when the female population of Scotland emerge chrysalis-like from their usual many layers of clothing to reveal unsuspected heights of comeliness.


Middle English: probably shortened from becomely 'fitting, becoming', from become.

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