homelier homelier

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) lacking in physical beauty or proportion
  2. (adj) having a feeling of home; cozy and comfortable
  3. (adj) plain and unpretentious
  4. (adj) without artificial refinement or elegance

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. For those who could not find this spirit, or found it repellent, Americans in their homelier days posed the alternatives in plain English: Root, hog, or die.
  2. The sisters were no homelier than many women who had sewed up husbands, but their thoughts were wound around their work like thread around a spool.
  3. Behind this homely American trans formation was a homelier story of American politics.

Quotes

  • The New York of his boyhood was, James wrote, "an earlier, quieter world, a New York of better manners and better morals and homelier beliefs," a place where he and his brother William could wander free.
    on Nov 27, 2005 By: Henry James Source: International Herald Tribune

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