[ UK /hˈə‍ʊmli/ ]
[ US /ˈhoʊmɫi/ ]
  1. having a feeling of home; cozy and comfortable
    a homey little inn
    the homely everyday atmosphere
  2. lacking in physical beauty or proportion
    a homely child
    a plain girl with a freckled face
    several of the buildings were downright homely
  3. plain and unpretentious
    homely truths
    homely fare
    letters to his son full of homely advice
  4. without artificial refinement or elegance
    homely manners
    plain homely furniture
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How To Use homely In A Sentence

  • And she fitted well into the homely scene: short and somewhat "squatty" of form, red-haired, freckle-faced and pug-nosed. Aunt Jane's Nieces in the Red Cross
  • An older, very homely woman answered and let him in.
  • They have a great homely feel. The Sun
  • Yet despite the fact that he was often referred to as homely or even ugly, Maureen was struck by how absolutely beautiful he was. The Poet Prince
  • It's a low budget affair and so the hotel was unpretentious and homely and cheap.
  • Our tutors specialise in teaching beginners in a very relaxed homely atmosphere.
  • Instead, let's remember the homely origins of the layered approach to fashion. Times, Sunday Times
  • I grandthinked after his obras after another time about the itch in his egondoom he was legging boldylugged from some pulversporochs and lyoking for a stool-eazy for to nemesisplotsch allafranka and for to salubrate himself with an ultradungs heavenly mass at his base by a suprime pomp-ship chorams the perished popes, the reverend and allaverred cromlecks, and when I heard his lewdbrogue reciping his cheap cheateary gospeds to sintry and santry and sentry and suntry I thought he was only haftara having afterhis brokeforths but be the homely Churopodvas I no sooner seen aghist of his frighte-ousness then I was bibbering with vear a few versets off fooling for fjorg for my fifth foot. Finnegans Wake
  • They make me feel chilled and homely. Times, Sunday Times
  • Use display space for colorful and attractive items and stow away the more homely basics.
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