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shapely

[ sheyp-lee ]
/ ˈʃeɪp li /
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adjective, shape·li·er, shape·li·est.
having a pleasing shape, especially with reference to a woman's figure.
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Origin of shapely

1325–75; shape + -ly; replacing Middle English shaply, schaply; compare Old English gesceaplīce (adv.) fitly

OTHER WORDS FROM shapely

shape·li·ness, nounun·shape·li·ness, nounun·shape·ly, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for shapely

shapely
/ (ˈʃeɪplɪ) /

adjective -lier or -liest
(esp of a woman's body or legs) pleasing or attractive in shape

Derived forms of shapely

shapeliness, noun
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