adjective, come·li·er, come·li·est.
Origin of comely
Examples from the Web for comeliness
Comely the creature is, but the comeliness is not of this world.Eothen|A. W. Kinglake
The best looking among the peons lose their comeliness after a few years, owing to hard labor, childbirth, and deprivations.Aztec Land|Maturin M. Ballou
She was looking serious this evening, but that did not interfere with her comeliness or her pleasant manners.Uncle Max|Rosa Nouchette Carey
Childless old Mrs. Dormer was delighted to listen, to feast her eyes on his comeliness, and to pet him to any extent he desired.The Great Miss Driver|Anthony Hope
He saw no beauty, comeliness, or loveliness in the character of God as represented by the teaching of the various religious sects.
British Dictionary definitions for comeliness
adjective -lier or -liest
Word Origin for comely
Word Origin and History for comeliness
"beautiful, handsome," c.1400, probably from Old English cymlic "lovely, splendid, finely made," from cyme "exquisite, glorious, delicate," from West Germanic *kumi- "delicate, feeble" (cf. Old High German chumo "with difficulty," chumig "weak, delicate;" German kaum "hardly, scarcely"). Or perhaps the modern word is from Middle English bicumelic (c.1200) "suitable, exquisite," literally "becomely" (cf. becoming).