comeliness

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comely +‎ -ness (the quality of being)

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comeliness (usually uncountable, plural comelinesses)

  1. Quality of being comely; beauty, attractiveness.
    • 1886-88, Richard F. Burton, The Supplemental Nights to the Thousand Nights and a Night:
      Hereat Alaeddin arose and took horse, his Mamelukes riding a-van and a-rear of him, and they were such that all must cry, "Laud to the Lord who created them and clothed them with such beauty and loveliness." And they scattered gold amongst the crowd in front of their master who surpassed them all in comeliness and seemlihead []

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