One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a modern hotel with a homely atmosphere’
cosy, homelike, homey, comfortable, snug, welcoming, friendly, congenial, hospitable, informal, relaxed, intimate, warm, pleasant, cheerful
North American down-home, homestyle
2‘he interested himself in the homely pursuit of keeping chickens’
unsophisticated, everyday, ordinary, domestic, plain, simple, modest, natural, down-to-earth, homespun, folksy, unrefined, unpretentious, unaffected, unassuming
3‘the girl is clumsy, homely, and desperate for a date’
unattractive, plain, plain-featured, plain-looking, plain as a pikestaff, ordinary-looking, unprepossessing, unlovely, ill-favoured, ugly
informal not much to look at, short on looks, fugly
British informal no oil painting
NZ Australian informal drack
NZ informal huckery
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