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seemly

seem·ly

seemly

 
 
pronunciation:
sim li
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
part of speech: adjective
inflections: seemlier, seemliest
definition 1: in accord with decency and propriety; suitable; fitting; decorous.
That miniskirt is not seemly attire for the funeral; put on something a little more conservative.We expected some racy jokes from the groom's best man, but his remarks were quite seemly.
synonyms:
appropriate, fitting, proper, right, suitable
antonyms:
scandalous, tasteless, unbecoming, unseemly
similar words:
acceptable, applicable, apposite, apropos, befitting, comely, decent, decorous, done, legitimate, meet, modest, nice, possible, respectable
definition 2: having an attractive appearance.
a seemly young maiden
synonyms:
comely, fair
antonyms:
unbecoming
similar words:
agreeable, attractive, becoming, engaging, fetching, lovely, nice, pretty
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: seemlier, seemliest
definition: in a seemly way; decorously; decently.
synonyms:
appropriately, decorously, fittingly, properly
antonyms:
unseemly
similar words:
acceptably, apropos, decently, legitimately, right, rightly, suitably
derivation: seemliness (n.)