The definition of comely is an attractive person.
Audrey Hepburn is an example of a comely woman.
- pleasant to look at; attractive; fair
- Archaic seemly; decorous; proper
Origin of comelyMiddle English comli from Old English cymlic from cyme, lovely, delicate, origin, originally , feeble; akin to Middle High German kume, weak (Ger kaum, scarcely) from Indo-European base an unverified form gou-, to cry out from source Classical Greek goaein, to groan, bewail
- Pleasing and wholesome in appearance; attractive. See Synonyms at beautiful.
- Suitable; seemly: comely behavior.
Origin of comelyMiddle English comli alteration ( probably influenced by bicomli seemly ) of cumli from Old English cémlic lovely, delicate from céme beautiful
(comparative comelier, superlative comeliest)
Old English cȳmlīċ, from cȳme (“fine, exquisite”).