lacking in physical beauty or proportion;
"a homely child"
"several of the buildings were downright homely"
"a plain girl with a freckled face"
having a feeling of home; cozy and comfortable;
"the homely everyday atmosphere"
"a homey little inn"
plain and unpretentious;
"letters to his son full of homely advice"
without artificial refinement or elegance;
"plain homely furniture"
- We had a homely meal of bread and cheese.
- That in those homely sayings was couched the collective wisdom of generations.
- I was very disappointed to see her sister; she was a homely girl.
- This hotel is a homely and comfortable establishment.
The end of friendship is a commerce, the most strict and homely that can be joined.出自： R. W. Emerson