1. having a well-proportioned and pleasing shape
; - Example: "a slim waist and shapely legs"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Shapely \Shape"ly\, a. [Compar. Shapelier; superl.
1. Well-formed; having a regular shape; comely; symmetrical.
Waste sandy valleys, once perplexed with thorn,
The spiry fir and shapely box adorn. --Pope.
Where the shapely column stood. --Couper.
2. Fit; suitable. [Obs.]
Shaply for to be an alderman. --Chaucer.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: having a well-proportioned and pleasing shape; "a slim
waist and shapely legs" [ant: unshapely]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
48 Moby Thesaurus words for "shapely":
Junoesque, agreeable, amply endowed, balanced, becoming, bonny,
braw, built, built for comfort, buxom, callipygian, callipygous,
clean, clean-cut, clean-limbed, comely, curvaceous, curvy, fair,
goddess-like, good-looking, goodly, graceful, likely,
lovely to behold, neat, personable, pleasing, pneumatic,
presentable, proportioned, regular, rounded, sexy, sightly,
slender, stacked, statuesque, symmetrical, trim, voluptuous,
well-built, well-favored, well-formed, well-made,
well-proportioned, well-shaped, well-stacked