- having a pleasing shape, especially with reference to a woman's figure.
Origin of shapely
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Examples from the Web for shapely
At 16, Jen is tall and shapely, a strong, pretty, lovable girl with a crazy grin and a powerful mind.The Stacks: The Searing Story of How Murder Stalked a Tiny New York Town
E. Jean Carroll
April 19, 2014
All of them are beautiful and sexy by agreed standards (fit, slender yet shapely, big eyes, symmetrical features).Give Up on Mr. Perfect?
February 1, 2010
A shapely one he is, and strong, as e'er from cast was cast.The Universal Reciter
The hands and wrists of this lady were very white and shapely.
A slight shake of Edith's small, shapely head served for answer.
Even her hands, reddened and calloused by labor, were well kept and shapely.They of the High Trails
She did not raise her shapely head, but her glance was no dream thing.Victory
- (esp of a woman's body or legs) pleasing or attractive in shape
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Word Origin and History for shapely
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