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English definition of “homely”

homely

adjective uk   /ˈhəʊm.li/ us    /ˈhoʊm-/

homely adjective (PLAIN)

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

homely adjective (UGLY)

US disapproving describes a person who is uglyNot attractive to look atSerious and unpleasant
homeliness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
(Definition of homely from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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