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adjective as in unattractive

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The homely original 1999 Honda Insight hybrid-electric is the appearance they sought to avoid.

The Ugly Duckling, by Martha StewartI recently helped a homely little bird transform herself into a beautiful swan.

I resolve to only go out with plain or even rather homely girls.

Up From Slavery is a book written in a direct style, using a simple vocabulary and homely humor.

Others this season stood by their affection for homely beauty and baroque extravagance.

When she had a makeover in August 2009, those who fell in love with the homely homebody almost had a collective breakdown.

"Men who are viewed as being below average or homely are penalized" when it comes to wages.

She was a homely woman, with a small weazened face and body and eyes that glowed.

Even Tim, so fine and big, had in this homely, lanky man a rival well worth watching.

She felt very sorrowful as she smoothed the homely garments, and placed them in a small leathern trunk.

The homely but substantial dinner was smoking on the table, and Joe's wife was already in her place at the head of the board.

Keep her there; for nature plainly intended her for a homely woman—Didst ever quarrel with her before marriage?


On this page you'll find 62 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to homely, such as: plain, ordinary, unattractive, uncomely, unlovely, and not beautiful.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.