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English adjective: good

1. good having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified


SamplesGood news from the hospital.
A good report card.
When she was good she was very very good.
A good knife is one good for cutting.
This stump will make a good picnic table.
A good check.
A good joke.
A good exterior paint.
A good secretary.
A good dress for the office.


Similaracceptable, bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, good enough, goodish, great, groovy, hot, keen, neat, nifty, not bad, peachy, redeeming, satisfactory, slap-up, smashing, solid, superb, swell, well behaved, well-behaved


See alsobest, better, favorable, favourable, good, obedient, respectable


Attributequality


Antonymsbad

2. good having the normally expected amount


SamplesGives full measure.
Gives good measure.
A good mile from here.


Synonymsfull


Similarample


Antonymsmeager, meagerly, meagre, scrimpy, stingy

3. good morally admirable


Similarangelic, angelical, beatific, goody-goody, redeeming, redemptive, sainted, saintlike, saintly, saving, white


See alsogood, moral, right, righteous, virtuous, worthy


Attributegood, goodness


Antonymsevil

4. good deserving of esteem and respect


SamplesAll respectable companies give guarantees.
Ruined the family's good name.


Synonymsestimable, honorable, respectable


Similarreputable


Antonymsdisreputable

5. good promoting or enhancing well-being


SamplesAn arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries.
The beneficial effects of a temperate climate.
The experience was good for her.


Synonymsbeneficial


Similaradvantageous


Antonymsdisadvantageous

6. good agreeable or pleasing


SamplesWe all had a good time.
Good manners.


Similarnice


Antonymsnasty, awful

7. good of moral excellence


SamplesA genuinely good person.
A just cause.
An upright and respectable man.


Synonymsjust, upright


Similarrighteous


Antonymsunrighteous

8. good having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude


SamplesAdept in handicrafts.
An adept juggler.
An expert job.
A good mechanic.
A practiced marksman.
A proficient engineer.
A lesser-known but no less skillful composer.
The effect was achieved by skillful retouching.


Synonymsadept, expert, practiced, proficient, skilful, skillful


Similarskilled


Antonymsunskilled

9. good thorough


SamplesHad a good workout.
Gave the house a good cleaning.


Similarcomplete


Antonymsincomplete, uncomplete

10. good with or in a close or intimate relationship


SamplesA good friend.
My sisters and brothers are near and dear.


Synonymsdear, near


Similarclose


Antonymsdistant, remote

11. good financially sound


SamplesA good investment.
A secure investment.


Synonymsdependable, safe, secure


Similarsound


Antonymsunsound

12. good most suitable or right for a particular purpose


SamplesA good time to plant tomatoes.
The right time to act.
The time is ripe for great sociological changes.


Synonymsright, ripe


Similaropportune


Antonymsinopportune

13. good resulting favorably


SamplesIt's a good thing that I wasn't there.
It is good that you stayed.
It is well that no one saw you.
All's well that ends well.


Synonymswell


Similarfortunate


Antonymsunfortunate

14. good exerting force or influence


SamplesThe law is effective immediately.
A warranty good for two years.
The law is already in effect (or in force).


Synonymseffective, in effect, in force


Similaroperative


Antonymsinoperative

15. good capable of pleasing


SamplesGood looks.


Similarpleasing


Antonymsdispleasing

16. good appealing to the mind


SamplesGood music.
A serious book.


Synonymsserious


Similarintellectual


Antonymsnonintellectual

17. good in excellent physical condition


SamplesGood teeth.
I still have one good leg.
A sound mind in a sound body.


Synonymssound


Similarhealthy


Antonymsunhealthy

18. good tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health


SamplesBeneficial effects of a balanced diet.
A good night's sleep.
The salutary influence of pure air.


Synonymssalutary


Similarhealthful


Antonymsunhealthful

19. good not forged


SamplesA good dollar bill.


Synonymshonest


Similarecht, genuine


Antonymscounterfeit, imitative

20. good not left to spoil


SamplesThe meat is still good.


Synonymsundecomposed, unspoiled, unspoilt


Similarfresh


Antonymsstale

21. good generally admired


SamplesGood taste.


Similardiscriminating


Antonymsindiscriminating, undiscriminating


English noun: good

1. good (attribute) benefit


SamplesFor your own good.
What's the good of worrying?.


Broader (hypernym)advantage, vantage


Narrower (hyponym)common good, commonweal

2. good (attribute) moral excellence or admirableness


SamplesThere is much good to be found in people.


Synonymsgoodness


Broader (hypernym)morality


Narrower (hyponym)beneficence, benignancy, benignity, graciousness, kindness, moral excellence, saintliness, summum bonum, virtue, virtue, virtuousness


Attributegood


Antonymsevilness, evil

3. good (attribute) that which is pleasing or valuable or useful


SamplesWeigh the good against the bad.
Among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization.


Synonymsgoodness


Broader (hypernym)quality


Narrower (hyponym)benefit, better, better, desirability, desirableness, optimum, soundness, welfare, wisdom, wiseness, worthiness


Antonymsbad, badness

4. good (artifact) articles of commerce


Synonymscommodity, trade good


Broader (hypernym)artefact, artifact


Narrower (hyponym)basic, consumer goods, drygoods, entrant, export, exportation, fancy goods, fungible, future, import, importation, merchandise, middling, product, salvage, shopping, soft goods, sporting goods, staple, ware, worldly good, worldly possession


English adverb: good

1. good (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well')


SamplesThe children behaved well.
A task well done.
The party went well.
He slept well.
A well-argued thesis.
A well-seasoned dish.
A well-planned party.
The baby can walk pretty good.


Synonymswell


Domain usagecombining form


Antonymsill, poorly, badly

2. good completely and absolutely (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly')


SamplesHe was soundly defeated.
We beat him good.


Synonymssoundly, thoroughly


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