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* cumlie

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From Middle English _comly_, _cumly_, _cumlich_, from Old English _cymlīc_, _cȳmlīċ_ (compare Old English _cȳme_ (“fine, exquisite”), from Proto-Germanic _*kūmiz_ (“delicate”)), from Proto-Germanic _*kūmalīkaz_ (“pitiful, dear”). Cognate with Middle Dutch _komlick_, _komelick_, Middle High German _komelīh_, _gomelīh_.

From Middle English comly, cumly, cumlich, from Old English cymlīc, cȳmlīċ (compare Old English cȳme (fine, exquisite), from Proto-Germanic *kūmiz (delicate)), from Proto-Germanic *kūmalīkaz (pitiful, dear). Cognate with Middle Dutch komlick, komelick, Middle High German komelīh, gomelīh.

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* IPA(key): /ˈkʌmli/

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COMELY (_comparative_ COMELIER _or_ MORE COMELY, _superlative_ COMELIEST _or_ MOST COMELY) * (dated, of a person) Pleasing or attractive to the eye. * South He that is COMELY when old and decrepit, surely was very beautiful when he was young. * Milton Not once perceive their foul disfigurement / But boast themselves more COMELY than before. * 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, _The Land That Time Forgot_, Chapter IX The chief's name was To-jo, and his household consisted of seven females and himself. These women were much more COMELY, or rather less hideous than those of Tsa's people; one of them, even, was almost pretty, being less hairy and having a rather nice skin, with high coloring. * (archaic) Suitable or becoming; proper; agreeable. * Shakespeare This is a happier and more COMELY time / Than when these fellows ran about the streets, / Crying confusion. * Bible, Psalms cxlvii. 1 It is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is COMELY. SYNONYMS * pulchritudinous ANTONYMS * (of a person) homely DERIVED TERMS * comeliness TRANSLATIONS

comely (comparative comelier or more comely, superlative comeliest or most comely)

  1. (dated, of a person) Pleasing or attractive to the eye.
  2. (archaic) Suitable or becoming; proper; agreeable.

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