adjective, seem·li·er, seem·li·est.
Origin of seemly
Synonyms for seemly
Related Words for seemlinessdignity, modesty, honesty, formality, propriety, decorum, civility, correctness, righteousness, properness, courtesy, decorousness, etiquette, virtue, fitness, comeliness, appropriateness, respectability, conventionality
Examples from the Web for seemliness
Historical Examples of seemliness
Seemliness is conduct which befits one's character and standards.
Seemliness is a light, remote, and less important form of propriety.
But he is a great lord, and in seemliness he asks for a lie, and that which he asks is given to him—in seemliness.Judith
Mezura, seemliness, is contrasted with dezmezura, licentiousness.The Evolution of Love
All man's seemliness and affection for the natural things of earth were absent.Henry Brocken
Walter J. de la Mare
adjective -lier or -liest
Word Origin for seemly
"of pleasing or good appearance," also "proper, tasteful, decorous," early 13c., semlich, from Old Norse soemiligr "becoming, honorable," from soemr (see seem). Related: Seemliness. Cf. Old Norse soemleitr "fine to look at."