Seemly

seemly

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)

Synonym: Becoming, fit, suitable, proper, appropriate, congruous, meet, decent, decorous.

See:mlier; 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.

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