1. having a drab or dowdy quality; lacking stylishness or elegance
Syn: ↑dowdiness, ↑drabness
Derivationally related forms: ↑homely, ↑drab (for: ↑drabness), ↑dowdy (for: ↑dowdiness)
Hypernyms: ↑inelegance
2. an appearance that is not attractive or beautiful

fine clothes could not conceal the girl's homeliness

Syn: ↑plainness
Derivationally related forms: ↑plain (for: ↑plainness), ↑homely
Hypernyms: ↑appearance, ↑visual aspect

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