Home"li*ness, n. [From Homely.]

1.

Domesticity; care of home.

[Obs.] "Wifely homeliness."

Chaucer.

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.

 

© Webster 1913.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.