When she had a makeover in August 2009, those who fell in love with the homely homebody almost had a collective breakdown.
Up From Slavery is a book written in a direct style, using a simple vocabulary and homely humor.
homely, folksy, in certain aspects disarmingly simple; but don't let any of that fool you.
"Men who are viewed as being below average or homely are penalized" when it comes to wages.
Others this season stood by their affection for homely beauty and baroque extravagance.
He has brought his bits of things with him, and alongside of mine they make a homely look.
He knew he was homely, but never before had he felt it quite so keenly.
No English translation can quite do justice to the homely vigor of his verse.
But he saw and felt and practiced the homely obligations of honesty and kindness.
The homely illustration drawn from the business in which he had been interested so many years went home to Claridge's mind.
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."