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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sheyp-lee]
    • /ˈʃeɪp li/
    • /ˈʃeɪ.pli/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sheyp-lee]
    • /ˈʃeɪp li/

Definitions of shapely word

  • adjective shapely having a pleasing shape, especially with reference to a woman's figure. 1
  • adjective shapely attractively shaped 1
  • adjective shapely If you describe a woman as shapely, you mean that she has an attractive shape. 0
  • adjective shapely (esp of a woman's body or legs) pleasing or attractive in shape 0
  • adjective shapely having a pleasing or graceful shape or form; well-proportioned 0

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Origin of shapely

First appearance:

before 1325
One of the 16% oldest English words
1325-75; shape + -ly; replacing Middle English shaply, schaply; compare Old English gesceaplīce (adv.) fitly

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Parts of speech for Shapely


shapely popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 82% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for shapely

noun shapely

  • adorableness — very attractive or delightful; charming: What an adorable hat!
  • beauty — Beauty is the state or quality of being beautiful.
  • centrality — the state or condition of being central
  • glamor — the quality of fascinating, alluring, or attracting, especially by a combination of charm and good looks.
  • good looks — personal attractiveness or beauty

adj shapely

  • amorphic — Having no defined shape, lacking form; amorphous.
  • baggy — If a piece of clothing is baggy, it hangs loosely on your body.
  • balletic — If you describe someone's movements as balletic, you mean that they have some of the graceful qualities of ballet.
  • beauteous — Beauteous means the same as beautiful.
  • bosomy — (of a woman) having large breasts

adjective shapely

  • contorted — twisted out of shape
  • curvesome — (dated) curvy.
  • curvy — If someone describes a woman as curvy, they think she is attractive because of the curves of her body.
  • disfigured — Simple past tense and past participle of disfigure.
  • mangled — to smooth or press with a mangle.

Antonyms for shapely

adj shapely

  • amorphic — Having no defined shape, lacking form; amorphous.
  • amorphous — Something that is amorphous has no clear shape or structure.
  • characterless — If you describe something as characterless, you mean that it is dull and uninteresting.
  • deformed — disfigured or misshapen
  • full-figured — (of a woman) having an amply proportioned or heavy body.

noun shapely

  • deformity — A deformity is a part of someone's body which is not the normal shape because of injury or illness, or because they were born this way.
  • misproportion — comparative relation between things or magnitudes as to size, quantity, number, etc.; ratio.
  • dog — a domesticated canid, Canis familiaris, bred in many varieties.
  • malconformation — Imperfect, disproportionate, or abnormal formation; disproportion of parts.
  • misshapenness — Quality of being misshapen.

adjective shapely

  • disfigured — Simple past tense and past participle of disfigure.
  • disproportioned — lack of proportion; lack of proper relationship in size, number, etc.: architectural disproportions.
  • formed — external appearance of a clearly defined area, as distinguished from color or material; configuration: a triangular form.
  • misproportioned — Having incorrect or distorted proportions.
  • misshapen — badly shaped; deformed.

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