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adjective uk   /ˈhəʊ us    /ˈhoʊm-/

homely adjective (PLAIN)

UK ( US homey) plain or ordinary, but pleasant: The hotel was homely and comfortable.

homely adjective (UGLY)

US disapproving (of a person) ugly
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
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