Seem"ly (?), a. [Compar.Seemlier (); superl. Seeliest.] [Icel. smiligr, fr. smr becoming, fit; akin to samr same, E. same; the sense being properly, the same or like, hence, fitting. See Seem, v. i.]

Suited to the object, occasion, purpose, or character; suitable; fit; becoming; comely; decorous.

He had a seemly nose. Chaucer.

I am a woman, lacking wit To make a seemly answer to such persons. Shak.

Suspense of judgment and exercise of charity were safer and seemlier for Christian men than the hot pursuit of these controversies. Hooker.

Syn. -- Becoming; fit; suitable; proper; appropriate; congruous; meet; decent; decorous.


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Seem"ly (?), adv. [Compar. Seemlier; superl. Seemliest.]

In a decent or suitable manner; becomingly.

Suddenly a men before him stood, Not rustic as before, but seemlier clad, As one in city or court or place bred. Milton.


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