Seemly Definition

sēmlē
seemlier, seemliest
adjective
seemlier, seemliest
Pleasing in appearance; fair; handsome.
Webster's New World
Suitable, proper, fitting, or becoming, esp. as regards conventional standards of conduct or good taste; decorous.
Webster's New World

(of behavi) Appropriate; suited to the occasion or purpose; becoming.

His behavior was seemly, as befits a gentleman.
Wiktionary
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adverb
In a seemly manner; properly, fittingly, etc.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Seemly

Adjective

Base Form:
seemly
Comparative:
seemlier
Superlative:
seemliest

Origin of Seemly

  • Middle English semely from Old Norse sœmiligr from sœmr fitting sem-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English semely.

    From Wiktionary

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