adjective, come·li·er, come·li·est.
- comedy of errors,
- comedy of errors, the,
- comedy of manners,
- comenius, john amos,
Origin of comely
Examples from the Web for uncomely
In truth, the sunshine pictures of Turner were evolved from a life as dingy and uncomely as could well be.Art in England|Dutton Cook
But never was a mighty commander freer from that uncomely fault.Abraham Lincoln's Cardinal Traits;|Clark S. Beardslee
Be thankful, poets and prophets, when you live in an element such that your uncomely features are known only to your own village.Autumn Leaves|Various
He took a book from his table and opened at a plate representing a small, snug cottage, not uncomely.
Nor choose a base and uncomely creature altogether for wealth; for it will cause contempt in others, and loathing in thee.Character|Samuel Smiles
adjective -lier or -liest
Word Origin for comely
"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).