Fun with words: 100 ways to say "good"

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ɡo͝od/

adjective

adjective: good; comparative adjective: better; superlative adjective: best

1.

to be desired or approved of.

“we live at peace with each other, which is good”

synonyms: healthy, fine, sound, tip-top, hale and hearty, fit, robust, sturdy, strong,vigorous
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antonyms: poor, ill
  • pleasing and welcome.

“she was pleased to hear good news about him”

  • expressing approval.

“the play had good reviews”

2.

having the qualities required for a particular role.

“the schools here are good”

synonyms: fine, superior, quality;
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antonyms: bad, inept, unconvincing
  • appropriate to a particular purpose.

“this is a good month for planting seeds”

synonyms: convenient, suitable, appropriate, fitting, fit; More
antonyms: inconvenient
  • (of language) with correct grammar and pronunciation.

“she speaks good English”

  • strictly adhering to or fulfilling all the principles of a particular cause, religion, or party.

“a good Catholic girl”

synonyms: close, intimate, dear, bosom, special, best, firm, valued, treasured
  • (of a ticket) valid.

“the ticket is good for travel from May to September”

3.

possessing or displaying moral virtue.

“I’ve met many good people who made me feel ashamed of my own shortcomings”

synonyms: virtuous, righteous, upright, upstanding, moral, ethical, high-minded,principled;
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antonyms: wicked
  • showing kindness.

“you are good—thank you”

synonyms: kind, kindhearted, good-hearted, thoughtful, generous, charitable,magnanimous,
gracious;
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antonyms: unkind, thoughtless
  • obedient to rules or conventions.

“accustom the child to being rewarded for good behavior”

synonyms: well behaved, obedient, dutiful, polite, courteous, respectful,
deferential, compliant
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antonyms: naughty
  • used to address or refer to people, especially in a patronizing or humorous way.

“the good people of the city were disconcerted”

  • commanding respect.

“he was concerned with establishing and maintaining his good name”

  • belonging or relating to a high social class.

“he comes from a good family”

4.

giving pleasure; enjoyable or satisfying.

“the streets fill up with people looking for a good time”

synonyms: enjoyable, pleasant, agreeable, pleasurable, delightful, great, nice,lovely;
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antonyms: unpleasant, terrible, bad, inclement
  • pleasant to look at; attractive.

“you’re looking pretty good”

  • (of clothes) smart and suitable for formal wear.

“he went upstairs to change out of his good suit”

synonyms: best, finest, nicest;
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antonyms: casual, everyday

5.

thorough.

“the attic needed a good cleaning”

  • used to emphasize that a number is at least as great as one claims.

“they’re a good twenty years younger”

synonyms: whole, full, entire, complete, solid”we waited a good hour”
  • used to emphasize a following adjective.

“we had a good long hug”

  • fairly large.

“a good crowd”

synonyms: considerable, sizable, substantial, appreciable, significant;
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antonyms: small

6.

used in conjunction with the name of God or a related expression as an exclamation of extreme surprise or anger.

“good heavens!”

 

 

noun

noun: good; plural noun: goods

1.

that which is morally right; righteousness.

“a mysterious balance of good and evil”

synonyms: virtue, righteousness, goodness, morality, integrity, rectitude;
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antonyms: wickedness

2.

benefit or advantage to someone or something.

“he convinces his father to use his genius for the good of mankind”

synonyms: benefit, advantage, profit, gain, interest, welfare, well-being;
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antonyms: disadvantage

3.

merchandise or possessions.

“imports of luxury goods”

synonyms: merchandise, wares, stock, commodities, produce, products, articles;
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  • BRITISH

things to be transported, as distinct from passengers.

“a means of transporting passengers as well as goods”

  • informal

the genuine article.

plural noun: the goods

 

 

adverb

informal

adverb: good

1.

well.

“my mother could never cook this good”

Origin

 

Old English gōd, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch goed and German gut .

 

 

 

 

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