Definitions

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  • adj. Not comely.
  • adv. In an uncomely way; inappropriately, unappealingly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not comely.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not comely; wanting grace: as, an uncomely person; uncomely dress.
  • Unseemly; unbecoming; unsuitable; indecent.
  • In an uncomely or unbecoming manner; indecently.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society

Etymologies

From un- +‎ comely. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The dearest of all flattery to the old and uncomely is this caressing, confiding love of childhood, and Miss Mehitable felt a glow of pleasure about her dusky old heart, at which she really wondered.

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  • Even the lowest street trulls only ventured here with caution, those strumpets too uncomely to hustle themselves in the better working-class areas of Beggary Quarter, let alone uptown Brotos.

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  • In another instance, Young continued: You see some classes of the human family that are black, uncouth, uncomely, disagreeable and low in their habits, wild, and seemingly deprived of nearly all the blessings of the intelligence that is generally bestowed upon mankind...

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  • Which was when disaster, that most uncomely of all possibilities, smiled callously upon them.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

  • You see some classes of the human family that are black, uncouth, uncomely, disagreeable and low in their habits, wild, and seemingly deprived of nearly all the blessings of the intelligence that is generally bestowed upon mankind.

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  • All this shows very well in a girl prepared to obey her parents in a match sanctioned by her father; but such tokens of intimacy, bestowed on one whom a young woman cannot esteem, and is determined not to marry, are uncomely and unmaidenly.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • African Americans were no longer, as Brigham Young himself once put it, "uncouth, uncomely, disagreeable, and low in their habits, wild, and seemingly deprived of nearly all the blessings of the intelligence that is generally bestowed upon mankind."

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  • The dangling noose is an uncomely end; even slaves consider it disgrace; to stab oneself hath something fair and. noble in it; 'tis a small thing that moment of ridding the flesh of life.

    Helen

  • Now, when we had made halt, the Maid had done her hair very uncomely upon her head, and had lookt slyly to see whether I did note; but truly, I took no heed; so that in the end she had it again in a pretty fashion, and did sing naughtily and with an heart of mischief, as she did shape it loose and wondrous nice about her head.

    The Night Land

  • And whereas it is said that, having eaten, they saw they were naked; no man hath so interpreted that place as if they had been formerly blind, and saw not their own skins: the meaning is plain that it was then they first judged their nakedness (wherein it was God's will to create them) to be uncomely; and by being ashamed did tacitly censure God Himself.

    Leviathan

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