Meaning of homely


Pronunciation: (hōm'lē), [key]
— -li•er, -li•est.
  1. lacking in physical attractiveness; not beautiful; unattractive: a homely child.
  2. not having elegance, refinement, or cultivation.
  3. proper or suited to the home or to ordinary domestic life; plain; unpretentious: homely food.
  4. commonly seen or known.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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