AskDefine | Define seemly

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seemly adj : according with custom or propriety; "her becoming modesty"; "comely behavior"; "it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money"; "a decent burial"; "seemly behavior" [syn: becoming, comely, comme il faut, decent, decorous] [also: seemliest, seemlier]

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  1. In the context of "of behavior": Appropriate.
    His behavior was perfectly seemly, as befits a gentleman.

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