Associations to the word «Homely»


HOMELY, adjective. (dated) Lacking in beauty or elegance, plain in appearance, physically unattractive.
HOMELY, adjective. (archaic) Characteristic of or belonging to home; domestic. [from early 14th c.]
HOMELY, adjective. (UK dialectal) On intimate or friendly terms with (someone); familiar; at home (with a person); intimate.
HOMELY, adjective. (UK dialectal) (of animals) Domestic; tame.
HOMELY, adjective. (UK dialectal) Personal; private.
HOMELY, adjective. (UK dialectal) Friendly; kind; gracious; cordial.
HOMELY, adjective. (archaic) Simple; plain; familiar; unelaborate; unadorned. [from late 14th c.]

Dictionary definition

HOMELY, adjective. Lacking in physical beauty or proportion; "a homely child"; "several of the buildings were downright homely"; "a plain girl with a freckled face".
HOMELY, adjective. Having a feeling of home; cozy and comfortable; "the homely everyday atmosphere"; "a homey little inn".
HOMELY, adjective. Plain and unpretentious; "homely truths"; "letters to his son full of homely advice"; "homely fare".
HOMELY, adjective. Without artificial refinement or elegance; "plain homely furniture"; "homely manners".

Wise words

Four things come not back. The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, ad the neglected opportunity.
Arabian Proverb