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Synonyms for seemly
ˈsim liseem·ly

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  1. seemlyadjective

    Antonyms:
    unseemly

  2. seemlyadjective

    Appropriately, fittingly.

    His behavior was perfectly seemly, as befits a gentleman.

    Antonyms:
    unseemly

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. seemly

    That is becoming in dress which suits the complexion, figure, and other qualities of the wearer, so as to produce on the whole a pleasing effect. That is decent which does not offend modesty or propriety. That is suitable which is adapted to the age, station, situation, and other circumstances of the wearer; coarse, heavy boots are suitable for farm-work; a juvenile style of dress is not suitable for an old lady. In conduct much the same rules apply. The dignity and gravity of a patriarch would not be becoming to a child; at a funeral lively, cheery sociability would not be decorous, while noisy hilarity would not be decent; sumptuous display would not be suitable for a poor person. Fit is a compendious term for whatever fits the person, time, place, occasion, etc.; as, a fit person; a fit abode; a fit place. Fitting, or befitting, is somewhat more elegant, implying a nicer adaptation. Meet, a somewhat archaic word, expresses a moral fitness; as, meet for heaven. Compare BEAUTIFUL.

    Synonyms:
    becoming, befitting, beseeming, comely, congruous, decent, decorous, fit, fitting, graceful, meet, neat, proper, suitable, worthy

    Antonyms:
    awkward, ill-becoming, ill-fitting, improper, indecent, indecorous, unbecoming, unfit, unseemly, unsuitable

    Preposition:
    The dress was becoming to the wearer. Such conduct was becoming in him.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. seemly

    Synonyms:
    becoming, fit, suitable, proper, appropriate, convenient, decent, congruous, meet, decorous

    Antonyms:
    unbecoming, unfit, unsuitable, improper, inappropriate, inconvenient, indecent, incongruous, unmeet, indecorous

Princeton's WordNet

  1. becoming, comely, comme il faut, decent, decorous, seemlyadjective

    according with custom or propriety

    "her becoming modesty"; "comely behavior"; "it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money"; "a decent burial"; "seemly behavior"

    Synonyms:
    comme il faut, fair, bonnie, adequate, becoming, comely, bonny, enough, nice, decorous, sightly, decent

    Antonyms:
    improper

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. seemlyadjective

    Synonyms:
    fit, fitting, befitting, becoming, proper, appropriate, congruous, meet, decent, decorous, right

  2. seemlyadjective

    Synonyms:
    comely, fair, beautiful, handsome, pretty, well-favored

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. seemlyadjective

    Synonyms:
    becoming, suitable, proper, appropriate, meet, befitting

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How to use seemly in a sentence?

  1. Homer:

    It is entirely seemly for a young man killed in battle to lie mangled by the bronze spear. In his death all things appear fair. But when dogs shame the gray head and gray chin and nakedness of an old man killed, it is the most piteous thing that happens among wretched mortals.

  2. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus:

    If it is not seemly, do it not if it is not true, speak it not.

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Translations for seemly

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  • schicklich, vernünftig, anständig, korrekt, gesittet, angebracht, passendGerman
  • adecuado, decente, ubicadoSpanish
  • պատշաճArmenian
  • passandeSwedish

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