An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unattractive)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. feo
Juan is homely and hasn't been able to find anybody who's attracted to him.Juan es feo y no ha podido encontrar a nadie que se sienta atraído por él.
b. feúcho
Although everyone says Diego is really attractive, I think he looks rather homely.Aunque todos dicen que Diego es muy atractivo, creo que se ve muy feúcho.
2. (related to the home) (United Kingdom)
a. casero
The bed-and-breakfast had a very homely feel to it.La posada tenía un ambiente muy casero.
b. familiar
I woke up to the homely scene of my parents cooking breakfast downstairs.Me desperté con la familiar escena de mis padres preparando el desayuno en la planta baja.
c. hogareño
The homely furnishings in the hotel reminded me of my childhood home.Los muebles hogareños del hotel me recordaron la casa de mi niñez.
3. (simple)
a. sencillo
Susie was wearing a homely attire - just a pair of jeans and a shirt.Susie llevaba un atuendo sencillo: un par de vaqueros y una camisa.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (welcoming; person, atmosphere) (United Kingdom)
a. hogareño(a)
2. (ugly)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. feúcho(a)
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homely [ˈhəʊmlɪ]
homelier (comparative)homeliest (superlative)
1 (like home) [+food] casero; [+atmosphere] familiar; [+advice] prosaico
it's very homely here aquí se está como en casa
2 (Britain) [+woman] sencillo
Mrs Jones was a pleasant, homely person with a ready smile
3 (US) (unattractive) poco atractivo
The man was homely, overweight and probably only two or three years younger than Lou
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