seemlihead

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English semelyhede, equivalent to seemly +‎ -head.

Noun[edit]

seemlihead (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) The condition of being seemly; seemliness.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.8:
      she […] by his persons secret seemlyhed / Wel weend that he had beene some man of place […].
    • 1818, John Keats, Endymion, IV:
      And then his tongue with sober seemlihed / Gave utterance.

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