Definition of Sightly

1. Adjective. Very pleasing to the eye. "Young fair maidens"

Exact synonyms: Bonnie, Bonny, Comely, Fair
Similar to: Beautiful
Derivative terms: Comeliness, Fairness



Definition of Sightly

1. a. Pleasing to the sight; comely.

Definition of Sightly

1. Adjective. Attractive, pleasing to the eye; affording gratification to the sense of sight; aesthetically pleasing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sightly

1. pleasing to look at [adj -LIER, -LIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sightly

sightfulness
sighthound
sighthounds
sighting
sightings
sightless
sightlessly
sightlessness
sightlessnesses
sightlier
sightliest
sightline
sightlines
sightliness
sightlinesses
sightly (current term)
sightproof
sightread
sightreader
sightreading
sightreads
sights
sightsaw
sightscreen
sightscreens
sightsee
sightseeing
sightseen
sightseer
sightseers

Literary usage of Sightly

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1. Shakespeare Studies, and Essay on English Dictionaries by Thomas Spencer Baynes, Lewis Campbell (1896)
"Thus courtiers do, and these he counterfeits; But sets no such a sightly carriage Upon their vanities, as they themselves ; And therefore they despise him ..."

2. The Story of Malta by Maturin Murray Ballou (1893)
"A Favorite and sightly Promenade. — Retrospective Flight of Fancy. — Conflict between the Soldiers of the Cross and the Crescent. — A Background Wanting. ..."

3. Portland and Vicinity: With a Sketch of Old Orchard Beach and Other Maine by Edward Henry Elwell (1881)
"A sightly elevation, rising to a height of one hundred and sixty-six feet above the sea, and terminating the peninsula on which the city is built, ..."

4. Selections of Editorial Miscellanies and Letters by Willard McKinstry, Fredonia Censor (1894)
"miles out the sightly locations are being occupied by large and beautiful residences, and the grounds are laid out with much taste. ..."

5. The North Shore of Massachusetts Bay: An Illustrated Guide and History of by Benjamin D. Hill, Winfield S. Nevins (1880)
"The Bass Rock House, the only hotel here, occupies a sightly position on the corner of Beach and Bright-side avenues, opposite the site which the late Mr. ..."

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