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Seem"ly (s&ē;m"lӗ), a. [Compar.Seemlier (s&ē;m"lĭ*&etilde_;r); superl. Seeliest.] [Icel. sæmiligr, fr. sæmr becoming, fit; akin to samr same, E. same; the sense being properly, the same or like, hence, fitting. See Seem, v. i.] Suited to the object, occasion, purpose, or character; suitable; fit; becoming; comely; decorous.
He had a seemly nose. Chaucer.
I am a woman, lacking wit Shak.
To make a seemly answer to such persons.
Suspense of judgment and exercise of charity were safer and seemlier for Christian men than the hot pursuit of these controversies. Hooker.
Syn. -- Becoming; fit; suitable; proper; appropriate; congruous; meet; decent; decorous.
Seem"ly (s&ē;m"lӗ), adv. [Compar. Seemlier; superl. Seemliest.] In a decent or suitable manner; becomingly.
Suddenly a men before him stood, Milton.
Not rustic as before, but seemlier clad,
As one in city or court or place bred.