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Definition 1: having a feeling of home; cozy and comfortable - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where homely or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the homely everyday atmosphere
  • a homey little inn

Synonyms for homely in the sense of this definition

(homely is similar to ...) providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief (`comfy' is informal)

"comfortable clothes" "comfortable suburban houses" "made himself comfortable in an armchair" "the antihistamine made her feel more comfortable" "are you comfortable?" "feeling comfy now?"

Definition 2: without artificial refinement or elegance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where homely or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • plain homely furniture
  • homely manners

(homely is similar to ...) lacking in refinement or grace or good taste

Definition 3: plain and unpretentious - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where homely or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • homely truths
  • letters to his son full of homely advice
  • homely fare

(homely is similar to ...) not elaborate or elaborated; simple

"plain food" "stuck to the plain facts" "a plain blue suit" "a plain rectangular brick building"

Definition 4: lacking in physical beauty or proportion - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where homely or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a homely child
  • several of the buildings were downright homely
  • a plain girl with a freckled face

Synonyms for homely in the sense of this definition

(homely is similar to ...) lacking beauty or charm

"as unattractive as most mining regions"

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