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[kuhm-lee] /ˈkʌm li/

adjective, comelier, comeliest.
pleasing in appearance; attractive; fair:
a comely face.
proper; seemly; becoming:
comely behavior.
adjective -lier, -liest
good-looking; attractive

“beautiful, handsome,” c.1400, probably from Old English cymlic “lovely, splendid, finely made,” from cyme “exquisite, glorious, delicate,” from West Germanic *kumi- “delicate, feeble” (cf. Old High German chumo “with difficulty,” chumig “weak, delicate;” German kaum “hardly, scarcely”). Or perhaps the modern word is from Middle English bicumelic (c.1200) “suitable, exquisite,” literally “becomely” (cf. becoming).


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