seemly

seemly
مُنَاسِب \ appropriate: suitable; proper for a special purpose or person: My employer always wears a suit in the office because he thinks it appropriate. apt: very suitable. convenient: useful; easy to deal with; suitable; causing no difficulty or discomfort: We arranged a convenient time and place for our meeting. This knife is a very convenient tool. decent: right and suitable: Everyone should have decent conditions of work. due: proper; suitable: With due respect. fit: suitable, good enough: The water was not fit to drink, (with a and adj.) fitting This coat is a good fit. fitting: right; suitable; proper: It is fitting that we should remember him on his birthday. practical: (of people or plans) concerned with action, not with ideas; (of things or ideas) suitable for use: His plans cost too much to be practical. She wore very practical clothing (suited to one’s activity or to the weather). proper: correct, suitable: Eat your food at the proper time, not during lessons. relevant: concerned with the matter that is being considered: Don’t waste time with points that are not relevant to this case. right: correct; not mistaken; suitable: the right answer; the right time; the right kind of cloth, the right way to play. seemly: old use fit; proper: seemly behaviour in church. sensible: wise; having or showing good sense; suitable: People should wear sensible clothes for climbing mountains. suitable: satisfactory; meeting one’s needs: Fur coats are not suitable for use in hot weather. \ See Also ملائم (مُلائِم)، مقبول (مَقْبول)، منطبق (مُنْطَبِق)، صحيح (صَحيح)، مريح (مريح)‏

Arabic-English glossary. 2015.

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  • Seemly — Seem ly (s[=e]m l[y^]), a. [Compar.{Seemlier} (s[=e]m l[i^]*[ e]r); superl. {Seeliest}.] [Icel. s[ae]miligr, fr. s[ae]mr becoming, fit; akin to samr same, E. same; the sense being properly, the same or like, hence, fitting. See {Seem}, v. i.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seemly — [sēm′lē] adj. seemlier, seemliest [ME semlich < ON sœmiligr < sœmr, fitting < sœma: see SEEM] 1. pleasing in appearance; fair; handsome 2. suitable, proper, fitting, or becoming, esp. as regards conventional standards of conduct or good… …   English World dictionary

  • Seemly — Seem ly (s[=e]m l[y^]), adv. [Compar. {Seemlier}; superl. {Seemliest}.] In a decent or suitable manner; becomingly. [1913 Webster] Suddenly a men before him stood, Not rustic as before, but seemlier clad, As one in city or court or place bred.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seemly — index appropriate, felicitous, fit, fitting, proper, right (suitable), rightful, seasonable …   Law dictionary

  • seemly — (adj.) of pleasing or good appearance, early 13c., from O.N. soemiligr, from soemr (see SEEM (Cf. seem)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • seemly — *proper, nice, *decorous, decent Analogous words: fitting, suitable, appropriate, meet (see FIT): congruous, compatible, congenial, consistent, *consonant Antonyms: unseemly …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • seemly — [adj] appropriate, suitable becoming, befitting, comme il faut, compatible, conforming, congenial, congruous, consistent, consonant, correct, decent, decorous, fit, fitting, in good taste, meet, nice, pleasing, proper, suited, timely; concept 558 …   New thesaurus

  • seemly — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ conforming to propriety or good taste. DERIVATIVES seemliness noun. ORIGIN Old Norse, fitting ; related to SEEM(Cf. ↑seem) …   English terms dictionary

  • seemly — seemliness, n. /seem lee/, adj., seemlier, seemliest, adv. adj. 1. fitting or becoming with respect to propriety or good taste; decent; decorous: Your outburst of rage was hardly seemly. 2. suitable or appropriate; fitting: a seemly gesture. 3.… …   Universalium

  • seemly — seem•ly [[t]ˈsim li[/t]] adj. li•er, li•est, adv. 1) fitting or proper; decorous: Your outburst was hardly seemly[/ex] 2) suitable or appropriate: a seemly gesture[/ex] 3) of pleasing appearance; handsome 4) in a seemly manner; fittingly;… …   From formal English to slang

  • seemly — adjective (seemlier; est) Etymology: Middle English semely, from Old Norse sœmiligr, from sœmr fitting Date: 13th century 1. a. good looking, handsome b. agreeably fashioned ; attractive 2. conventionally proper …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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