adjective, home·li·er, home·li·est.
Origin of homely
Examples from the Web for homely
Up From Slavery is a book written in a direct style, using a simple vocabulary and homely humor.
Others this season stood by their affection for homely beauty and baroque extravagance.Milan Fashion Week’s Big Finale: Versace and Dolce & Gabbana Wow, While Armani Falls Short|Robin Givhan|February 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When she had a makeover in August 2009, those who fell in love with the homely homebody almost had a collective breakdown.Adele, Lady Gaga, and More Unconventional Pop Stars|Jacob Bernstein|March 10, 2011|DAILY BEAST
"Men who are viewed as being below average or homely are penalized" when it comes to wages.
Homely, folksy, in certain aspects disarmingly simple; but don't let any of that fool you.
Patty was tender of her charge, as of some strange tropic bird that had fluttered into her homely nest.A Fair Mystery|Bertha M. Clay
Not a more stately, yet homely looking, honest-faced priest have we seen for many a day.Our Churches and Chapels|Atticus
On one side she was homely and practical, on the other highly imaginative and dreamy.Kophetua the Thirteenth|Julian Corbett
Meals à la carte and quite inexpensive; cuisine purely German, homely and wholesome, with excellent beer, especially Erlanger.The Gourmet's Guide to Europe|Algernon Bastard
"What a homely, homey place," said Anne, noting everything with the eye of an artist.American Cookery|Various
British Dictionary definitions for homely
adjective -lier or -liest
- British warm and domesticated in manner or appearance
- mainly US and Canadian plain or ugly