[syn: homeliness, plainness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Homeliness \Home"li*ness\, n. [From Homely.]
1. Domesticity; care of home. [Obs.] "Wifely homeliness."
2. Familiarity; intimacy. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
3. Plainness; want of elegance or beauty.
4. Coarseness; simplicity; want of refinement; as, the
homeliness of manners, or language. --Addison.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: having a drab or dowdy quality; lacking stylishness or
elegance [syn: dowdiness, drabness, homeliness]
2: an appearance that is not attractive or beautiful; "fine
clothes could not conceal the girl's homeliness" [syn: