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Definition of Homely

Homely

  1. Belonging to, or having the characteristics of, home; domestic; familiar; intimate.
  2. Plain; unpretending; rude in appearance; unpolished; as, a homely garment; a homely house; homely fare; homely manners.
  3. Of plain or coarse features; uncomely; -- contrary to handsome.
  4. Plainly; rudely; coarsely; as, homely dressed.

Homely Quotations

Show me a genuine case of platonic friendship, and I shall show you two old or homely faces.
Austin O'Malley

My problem was that I was blond. There were no heroes with blond hair. Robert Taylor and Henry Fonda, they all had dark hair. The only one I found was Van Johnson, who wasn't too cool. He was a nice, homely American boy. So I created my own image. It worked.
Michael Caine

I'm not homely enough to play the nerdy girl and not nearly pretty enough to play the pretty girl.
Kristen Bell

I grew up in a time when women didn't really do comedy. You had to be homely, overweight, an old maid, all that. You had to play a stereotype, because very attractive women were not supposed to be funny - because it's powerful; it's a threat.
Lily Tomlin

Our demand for good looks, expressed in the biting comments that ensue when public figures fall short of perfection, puts enormous pressures on these individuals and may screen out the otherwise qualified. If video killed the radio star, it may also be doing away with the homely politician.
Virginia Postrel
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Homely Translations

homely in Norwegian is enkel, stygg
homely in Swedish is ful, oansenlig, enkel
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