homely homely  /ˈhoʊm li/


  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



  1. True, the car was kind of homely, fuel thirsty and too expensive, particularly at the outset of the late '50s recession.
  2. It was homely, but everyone needed it.
  3. He always liked to shed his top hat, white tie and tails and make magic with homely props -- a golf club, a hat rack, a handful of firecrackers.


  • 2014 Kia Optima

    The Optima went from a homely wallflower to one of the most bodacious mid-size sedans in just a year (that year was the 2011 model year); and ever since then there's been no looking back for Kia. Granted, the brand was already in the midst of a transformation, with models like the Soul utility wagon, and ever-sharper versions of the...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Car Connection


  1. "I think we disengaged with the fans a bit and I think it's important that we get back to being the homely, family club that we claim to be," Gartside said. "There are some things that are going to be put into place that will hopefully repair...
    on Jun 30, 2008 By: Phil Gartside Source: Bolton News

  2. Mr McGimpsey added: "This unique facility was planned in consultation with young people in care. It provides the latest in treatment and care in a safe, homely environment. It ensures that children with learning disabilities are assessed and treated...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Michael McGimpsey Source: Build.ie

  3. "I believe that Puchi actually caused Hector's downfall," Colón said. "I never understood why he put up with such a negative, homely, vulgar person. The biggest crime is the canonization of Puchi so that Jennifer can play her."
    on Aug 3, 2007 By: Willie Colon Source: Los Angeles Times

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