American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having a distinct shape.
- adj. Having a pleasing shape.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. having a well-proportioned and pleasing shape
- shape + -ly (Wiktionary)
“Again, my fantasy, and other than having enough room to breathe and not cramp up with my long legs and giant (again shapely and attractive!) ass, that is my greatest wish.”
“But it seems with this particular book that I have to get it all and more than all down and wander all over the heck and gone like a staggering drunk searching for car keys in a freshly plowed field, and only then will I be able to go back and cut things into any kind of shapely form.”
“Under Spurling's care, Sonia blossoms into a medieval enchantress: '' She had luxuriant pale gold hair, the coloring of a pink and white tea rose, and the kind of shapely, deep-breasted, full-hipped figure that would have looked well in close-fitting”
“Walter Pater, to whom the beauty of the human form, and therefore of sculpture, was especially appealing, loved to use such terms as "shapely," "comely," "blythe," "gracious,”
“Seems to have been made for it," Boardman exulted, watching the envelope, as it filled up, expand into a kind of shapely packet.”
“The trouble is, as soon as I get a bit of a lick on, my progress is halted by two women of roughly my vintage who seem to believe that progressing the length of the pool in a stately fashion side by side, chatting all the while, blocking the lane, will keep them fit, or give them a shapely bottom, or something.”
“She has long shapely legs and a short tight skirt.”
“Like his boss, Javier was also fascinated by Abigail, and as he danced with her he was "captivated by her energy and grace, the way her bright skirt shimmied with her hips, and her dancer's legs, long and shapely, on full display with every cross-body lead and turn.”
“For a casual-chic look that shows off shapely legs, try a long tunic over heavy, opaque tights.”
“The plants are grown for the spectacularly colorful and shapely leaves.”
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Beautiful, attractive, well-formed
Ugly, unattractive, malformed
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