HO'MELY, a. [from home.] Of plain features; not handsome; as a homely face. It expresses less than ugly.

Let time, which makes you homely, make you wise.

1. Plain, like that which is made for common domestic use; rude; coarse; not fine or elegant; as a homely garment; a homely house; homely are.

Now Strephon daily entertains

His Chloe in the homeliest strains.

HO'MELY, adv. Plainly; rudely; coarsely; as homely dressed. [Little used.]