adjective (homelier, homeliest)
- 1British (Of a place or surroundings) simple but cosy and comfortable, as in one’s own home: a modern hotel with a homely atmosphereMore example sentences
- Contact sessions are held in purposefully homely rooms with comfortable easy chairs and lots of toys, games and activities.
- It is one of the most homely places in town where a warm welcome and friendly smile awaits all visitors.
- There's a warm and homely atmosphere to go with the fare of traditional country cooking and game.
- 1.1Simple and unpretentious: homely pleasuresMore example sentences
- Nestled among her descriptions of food at posh New York restaurants is a handful of recipes for the simple, homely food that she cooks at home.
- Mary was blessed with a natural and homely disposition.
- The Chinese have an ordinary homely dish made of fish head stewed with tofu, which is bland and believed to be healthy.
- 2North American (Of a person) unattractive in appearance.More example sentences
- At first glance, it would seem that the decision to cast the luminous Greta Garbo as the homely Christina is Hollywood historical revisionism at its most overt.
- An older, very homely woman answered and let him in.
- Not for the first time, I wished I was homely and forgettable.
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- I was surprised at the tidiness of his flat, the homeliness of it.
- However, there was little sense of homeliness or cosiness.
- After the comfort and homeliness of Aaron's apartment, nothing could prepare us for our suite at the Paramount.