1. Domesticity; care of home. [Obs.] “Wifely homeliness.”
2. Familiarity; intimacy. [Obs.]
3. Plainness; want of elegance or beauty.
4. Coarseness; simplicity; want of refinement; as, the homeliness of manners, or language.
n 1: lacking stylishness or neatness [syn: dowdiness, drabness]
2: an appearance that is not attractive or beautiful; "fine
clothes could not conceal the girl's homeliness" [syn: plainness]