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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

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

If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl.
H. L. Mencken

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

Getting talked about is one of the penalties for being pretty, while being above suspicion is about the only compensation for being homely.
Kin Hubbard

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

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