He had the reddest hair Val had ever seen—and the homeliest face—but his small-boy grin was friendliness itself.
They did not disdain the homeliest means, if it served the purpose.
But the smallest and homeliest one of the brood became the best-loved man in London.
Off the bench our judge was the homeliest and simplest of men.
Apparently art-loving John of France was in person the homeliest of men.
My dear, I protest, I think it was the homeliest of the whole.
But the greenest, homeliest, unlikeliest, babiest babes I ever encountered were these two in the hole.
For example, the notion that the homeliest girl in the party is the safest.
I should not omit telling you that the Vernons, especially the eldest, were not the homeliest part of the show.
I used to think Airedales was about the homeliest dogs on the list.
late 14c., "of or belonging to home or household, domestic," from Middle English hom "home" (see home (n.)) + -ly (2). Sense of "plain, unadorned, simple" is late 14c., and extension to "having a plain appearance, ugly, crude" took place c.1400, but now survives chiefly in U.S., especially in New England, where it was the usual term for "physically unattractive;" ugly being typically "ill-tempered."