1. Belonging to, or having the characteristics of, home; domestic; familiar; intimate. [Archaic]
"With all these men I was right homely, and communed with, them long and oft." -- Foxe.
"Their homely joys, and destiny obscure." -- Gray.
2. Plain; unpretending; rude in appearance; unpolished; as, a homely garment; a homely house; homely fare; homely manners.
"Now Strephon daily entertains His Chloe in the homeliest strains." -- Pope.
3. Of plain or coarse features; uncomely; -- contrary to handsome.
"None so homely but loves a looking- glass." -- South.