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Definition of the adjective shapely

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Shapely is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: more shapely / shapelier | most shapely / shapeliest

  1. having a well-proportioned and pleasing shape

Alternative definition of the adjective shapely


  1. Having a pleasing shape, pleasant to look at.

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Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

shapely, #' shapelich, schapelich; ( shape, n., + -ly 1.] 1. Well-formed; having a regular and pleasing shape; symmetrical. Unknown to those £ sires The well-arch'd dome, peo ed with breathing forms # fair Italia's skilful hand, unknown e ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1906)

A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge with a New Atlas of the World

Unknown to those primeval sires The well-arch'd dome, peo £ with breathing forms By fair Italia's skilful hand, unknown The shapely column. J. Warton, Enthusiast. The moon on the east oriel shone Through slender shafts of # Scott, Fit; likely.

Google previewWebster's Elementary-school Dictionary (1914)

Abridged from Webster's New International Dictionary, 900 Illustrations by Noah Webster

SHAPELY. SHEENY. Shape/Iy(shap'lT),a. [3] Well-formed; symmetrical. — shapeliness (-lT-n**), n. [8]. shard (shard), n. 1. A fragment of something brittle, aa of an earthern vessel ; also, a shell, scale, etc. 2- A beetle's wing cover. share ( shfir), ...

Google previewA Galic and English Dictionary (1780)

Containing All the Words in the Scotch and Irish Dialects of the Celtic, that Could be Collected from the Voice, and Old Books and Mss by William Shaw

Shapely, handfome. Deadhoil. The D A T D E A.

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You know very well that unless you're a scientist, it's much more important for a theory to be shapely, than for it to be true. (Christopher Hampton)
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Scrabble value of S1H4A1P3E1L1Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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