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 for seemly
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
     Suited to the object, occasion, purpose, or character;
     suitable; fit; becoming; comely; decorous.
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           He had a seemly nose.                    --Chaucer.
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           I am a woman, lacking wit
           To make a seemly answer to such persons. --Shak.
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           Suspense of judgment and exercise of charity were safer
           and seemlier for Christian men than the hot pursuit of
           these controversies.                     --Hooker.
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     Syn: Becoming; fit; suitable; proper; appropriate; congruous;
          meet; decent; decorous.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Seemly \Seem"ly\ (s[=e]m"l[y^]), adv. [Compar. Seemlier;
     superl. Seemliest.]
     In a decent or suitable manner; becomingly.
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           Suddenly a men before him stood,
           Not rustic as before, but seemlier clad,
           As one in city or court or place bred.   --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  seemly
      adj 1: 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, seemly]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  94 Moby Thesaurus words for "seemly":
     accepted, according to Hoyle, acknowledged, admitted, advantageous,
     advisable, apposite, appropriate, approved, apropos, apt, becoming,
     befitting, being done, characteristic, civil, comely,
     comme il faut, compatible, condign, conformable, conforming,
     congenial, congruous, consistent, consonant, convenient,
     conventional, correct, customary, de rigueur, decent, decorous,
     delicate, desirable, dignified, diplomatic, discreet, due, elegant,
     expedient, favorable, feasible, felicitous, fit, fitten, fitting,
     formal, fructuous, genteel, gentlemanly, good, happy, inspired,
     just, kosher, ladylike, likely, meet, modest, nice, normal,
     normative, opportune, orthodox, pleasing, politic, profitable,
     proper, prudent, reasonable, received, recognized, recommendable,
     right, right and proper, righteous, rightful, seasonable, sensible,
     sortable, suitable, suited, timely, to be desired, traditional,
     urbane, useful, well-chosen, well-expressed, well-put, well-timed,
     wise, worthwhile
  
  

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