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Meaning & Definition of Homely in English

English

Homely

/hoʊmli/

adjective

1. Lacking in physical beauty or proportion

  • "A homely child"
  • "Several of the buildings were downright homely"
  • "A plain girl with a freckled face"
    synonym:
  • homely
  • ,
  • plain

2. Having a feeling of home

  • Cozy and comfortable
  • "The homely everyday atmosphere"
  • "A homey little inn"
    synonym:
  • homelike
  • ,
  • homely
  • ,
  • homey
  • ,
  • homy

3. Plain and unpretentious

  • "Homely truths"
  • "Letters to his son full of homely advice"
  • "Homely fare"
    synonym:
  • homely

4. Without artificial refinement or elegance

  • "Plain homely furniture"
  • "Homely manners"
    synonym:
  • homely