Definitions for: Shapely


[adj] having a well-proportioned and pleasing shape; "a slim waist and shapely legs"



Webster (1913) Definition: Shape"ly, a. [Compar. Shapelier; superl.
Shapeliest.]
1. Well-formed; having a regular shape; comely; symmetrical.
--T. Warton.

Waste sandy valleys, once perplexed with thorn, The
spiry fir and shapely box adorn. --Pope.

Where the shapely column stood. --Couper.

2. Fit; suitable. [Obs.]

Shaply for to be an alderman. --Chaucer.

Synonyms: bosomy, built(p), busty, buxom, clean-limbed, curvaceous, curvy, full-bosomed, full-fashioned, fully fashioned, Junoesque, modeled, retrousse, sculptural, sculptured, sculpturesque, sonsie, sonsy, stacked(p), statuesque, tip-tilted, upturned, voluptuous, well-endowed, well-proportioned, well-stacked, well-turned

Antonyms: unshapely

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