V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: the quality of being attractive, either in appearance or behavior

Synonyms: loveliness, beauty, allure, fairness, elegance, attractiveness

Antonyms: ugliness

Tips: Comeliness is a proper, somewhat old fashioned term for appropriately alluring appearance. Comeliness of manner implies decorum and propriety. The adjective comely means "attractive." For a memory trick, think, if someone is homely you would prefer they go home, if they were comely you would prefer that they come over and talk to you.

Usage Examples:

Her comeliness affected the expression of her charisma in subtle ways. (allurement, loveliness)

Princess Diana had a refined comeliness that was one of a kind. (fairness, beauty)

Her comeliness made her one of the most popular girls at school. (beauty, attractiveness)

Her comely smile made people want to get to know her. (alluring, attractive, lovely) adjective

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