from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not attractive or good-looking: a homely child.
- adj. Lacking elegance or refinement: homely furniture.
- adj. Of a simple or unpretentious nature; plain: homely truths.
- adj. Characteristic of the home or of home life: homely skills.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Lacking in beauty or elegance, plain in appearance, physically unattractive.
- adj. Proficient in skills needed to maintain a home (see homemaker).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Belonging to, or having the characteristics of, home; domestic; familiar; intimate.
- adj. Plain; unpretending; rude in appearance; unpolished
- adj. Of plain or coarse features; uncomely; ugly; -- usually used of people, especially women; -- contrary to
- adv. Plainly; rudely; coarsely.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or belonging to home or the household; domestic.
- Familiar; intimate.
- Of domestic character or quality; hence, simple; plain; rude; coarse; not fine or elegant: as, a homely garment; a homely house; homely fare.
- Plain; without particular beauty of features, form, or color: as, a homely face.
- Familiarly; plainly; rudely; simply; coarsely.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. without artificial refinement or elegance
- adj. having a feeling of home; cozy and comfortable
- adj. lacking in physical beauty or proportion
- adj. plain and unpretentious
From Middle English hom. (Wiktionary)