[ kuhm-lee-nis ]
/ ˈkʌm li nɪs /
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the quality of being attractive or pleasing in appearance:Her friend, a middle-aged woman, had retained much of her youthful comeliness.In spite of their perceived lack of comeliness, ridgebacks are well known for their ability to hunt and guard.
the quality of being seemly or proper in behavior:The word in Arabic carries the meanings of virtue, beauty, goodness, comeliness, and “doing what is beautiful” all at once.
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How to use comeliness in a sentence
For this common sharing of a common comeliness among them there was a reason.From Place to Place|Irvin S. Cobb
He had considerable to show, for his tiny plantation was a model of thrift and comeliness.The Gentle Art of Cooking Wives|Elizabeth Strong Worthington
Men, she knew, did not make fools of themselves from a purely artistic appreciation of feminine comeliness.The Cattle-Baron's Daughter|Harold Bindloss
"Surely the price of the cloth wanted to perfect the comeliness of the garment cannot be much," said the vicar, almost woefully.The Last Chronicle of Barset|Anthony Trollope
His courage was gone, his garb was squalid, and the comeliness and clearness of his countenance was utterly obliterated.Caleb Williams|William Godwin