come·ly /ˈkʌmli ||ˈkom ||ˈkɑm-/
Come·ly, adv. In a becoming manner.
Come·ly a. [Compar. Comelier superl. Comeliest.]
1. Pleasing or agreeable to the sight; well-proportioned; good-looking; handsome.
He that is comely when old and decrepit, surely was very beautiful when he was young. --South.
Not once perceive their foul disfigurement
But boast themselves more comely than before. --Milton.
2. Suitable or becoming; proper; agreeable.
This is a happier and more comely time
Than when these fellows ran about the streets,
Crying confusion. --Shak.
It is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely. --Ps. cxlvii. 1.
adj 1: according with custom or propriety; "her becoming modesty";
"comely behavior"; "it is not comme il faut for a
gentleman to be constantly asking for money"; "a
decent burial"; "seemly behavior" [syn: becoming, comme
il faut, decent, decorous, seemly]
2: very pleasing to the eye; "my bonny lass"; "there's a bonny
bay beyond"; "a comely face"; "young fair maidens" [syn: bonny,
[also: comeliest, comelier]