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good (adjective)
1.
a) (1) of a favorable character or tendency - good news
(2) - bountiful fertile good land
(3) - handsome attractive good looks
b) (1) - suitable fit good to eat
(2) free from injury or disease - one good arm
(3) not depreciated - bad money drives out good
(4) commercially sound - a good risk
(5) that can be relied on - good for another year good for a hundred dollars always good for a laugh
(6) - profitable advantageous made a very good deal
c) (1) - agreeable pleasant had a good time
(2) - salutary wholesome good for a cold
(3) - amusing clever a good joke
d) (1) of a noticeably large size or quantity - considerable won by a good margin a good bit of the time
(2) - full waited a good hour
(3) - used as an intensive a good many of us
e) (1) - well-founded cogent good reasons
(2) - true holds good for society at large
(3) deserving of respect - honorable in good standing
(4) legally valid or effectual - good title
f) (1) - adequate satisfactory good care often used in faint praise his serve is only good Frank Deford
(2) conforming to a standard - good English
(3) - choice discriminating good taste
(4) containing less fat and being less tender than higher grades - used of meat and especially of beef
2.
a) (1) - virtuous right commendable a good person good conduct
(2) - kind benevolent good intentions
b) - upper-class a good family
c) - competent skillful a good doctor
d) (1) - loyal a good party man a good Catholic
(2) - close a good friend
e) free from infirmity or sorrow - I feel good
good (noun)
1.
a) something that is good
b) (1) something conforming to the moral order of the universe
(2) praiseworthy character - goodness
c) a good element or portion
2.
a) advancement of prosperity or well-being - the good of the community it's for your own good
b) something useful or beneficial - it's no good trying
3.
a) something that has economic utility or satisfies an economic want
b) personal property having intrinsic value but usually excluding money, securities, and negotiable instruments
c) - cloth
d) something manufactured or produced for sale - wares merchandise canned goods
e) British - freight
4.
good persons - used with the
5.
a) the qualities required to achieve an end
b) proof of wrongdoing - didn't have the goods on him T. G. Cooke
good (adverb)
1.
- well he showed me how good I was doing Herbert Gold
2.
- used as an intensive a good long time
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
good (adjective)
1.
based on sound reasoning or information
SYNONIMS:
commonsense, commonsensible, commonsensical, firm, hard, informed, just, justified, levelheaded, logical, rational, reasonable, reasoned, sensible, sober, solid, valid, well-founded
RELATED WORDS:
actual, real, true; certain, sure; certified, validated, verified; confirmed, corroborated, substantiated; cogent, convincing; colorable, credible, plausible
NEAR ANTONYMS:
unsubstantiated, unsupported, unwarranted; flimsy, implausible, unconvincing, weak; fallacious, false, misguided, misled
groundless, illogical, invalid, irrational, nonrational, nonsensical, nonvalid, unfounded, uninformed, unjustified, unreasonable, unreasoned, unsound
good (adjective)
2.
conforming to a high standard of morality or virtue
SYNONIMS:
all right, decent, ethical, honest, honorable, just, moral, nice, right, righteous, right-minded, straight, true, upright, virtuous
RELATED WORDS:
correct, decorous, proper, seemly; high-minded, noble, principled; commendable, creditable, exemplary, legitimate; esteemed, law-abiding, menschy, reputable, respected, upstanding, worthy; blameless, clean, guiltless, immaculate, incorrupt ( incorrupted), incorruptible, innocent, inoffensive, irreproachable, unobjectionable; angelic ( angelical), lily-white, pure, scrupulous, spotless, uncorrupted, unerring; goody-goody, moralistic, pharisaical, rectitudinous, sanctimonious, self-righteous
NEAR ANTONYMS:
improper, incorrect, indecorous, naughty, unbecoming, unseemly; corrupt, debased, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dissolute, libertine, perverted, reprobate; unprincipled, unscrupulous; atrocious, infamous, villainous; base, low, mean, vicious, vile; blameworthy, objectionable, offensive; iniquitous, nefarious; errant, erring, fallen
bad, black, dishonest, dishonorable, evil, evil-minded, immoral, indecent, sinful, unethical, unrighteous, wicked, wrong
good (adjective)
3.
according to the rules of logic
SYNONIMS:
analytic ( analytical), coherent, consequent, good, rational, reasonable, sensible, sound, valid, well-founded, well-grounded
RELATED WORDS:
a posteriori, a priori, syllogistic; cognitive, empirical ( empiric); defendable, defensible, justifiable, maintainable, supportable, sustainable, tenable
NEAR ANTONYMS:
casuistic ( casuistical), eristic ( eristical), fallacious, misleading, sophistic ( sophistical), specious; unarticulated; unscientific; absurd, cockeyed, crazy, daffy, fatuous, half-baked, half-witted, harebrained, insane, loony ( looney), mad, nonsensical, nutty, preposterous, simpleminded, stupid, weak-minded, witless; senseless, thoughtless; uncompelling, unconvincing
illegitimate, illogical, incoherent, inconsequent, inconsequential, invalid, irrational, unreasonable, unsound, weak
good (adjective)
4.
being to one's liking
SYNONIMS:
agreeable, all right, alright, copacetic ( copasetic copesetic), ducky, fine, good, hunky-dory, jake, OK ( okay), palatable
RELATED WORDS:
delectable, delicious, delightful, dreamy, felicitous, gratifying, nice, pleasant, pleasing, scrumptious, welcome; acceptable, adequate, decent, passable, tolerable
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bad, deficient, inferior, lousy, poor, punk, substandard, unacceptable, wanting, wretched; mediocre, middling, second-class, second-rate
disagreeable, unsatisfactory
good (adjective)
5.
expressing approval
SYNONIMS:
admiring, applauding, appreciative, approbatory, approving, commendatory, complimentary, friendly, good, positive
RELATED WORDS:
accepting, warm; encomiastic, eulogistic, flattering, hagiographic ( hagiographical), laudative, laudatory, panegyrical, praiseful; respectful, supportive, sympathetic; adoring, adulatory, idolizing, worshipful, worshipping ( worshiping); advisory, recommendatory
NEAR ANTONYMS:
captious, carping, caviling ( cavilling), censuring, critical, faultfinding, hypercritical, overcritical; belittling, contemptuous, disdainful, disparaging, scornful, slighting
adverse, depreciative, depreciatory, derogatory, disapproving, inappreciative, negative, unappreciative, uncomplimentary, unfavorable, unflattering, unfriendly
good (adjective)
6.
firm in one's allegiance to someone or something
SYNONIMS:
constant, dedicated, devoted, devout, down-the-line, fast, good, loyal, pious, staunch ( stanch), steadfast, steady, true, true-blue
RELATED WORDS:
dependable, dutiful, reliable, responsible, solid, tried, tried-and-true, trustworthy, trusty; unfaltering, unhesitating, unwavering; determined, intent, resolute; confirmed, dyed-in-the-wool, inveterate, sworn; ardent, avid, enthusiastic, fervent, fervid, gung ho, impassioned, passionate, serious
NEAR ANTONYMS:
irresponsible, undependable, unreliable, untrustworthy; faltering, hesitant, vacillating, wavering; dubious, irresolute, shaky, uncertain; apathetic, dispassionate, uninterested
disloyal, faithless, false, fickle, inconstant, perfidious, recreant, traitorous, treacherous, unfaithful, untrue
good (adjective)
7.
giving pleasure or contentment to the mind or senses
SYNONIMS:
agreeable, blessed ( blest), congenial, darling, delectable, delicious, delightful, delightsome, dreamy, dulcet, enjoyable, felicitous, good, grateful, gratifying, heavenly, jolly, luscious, nice, palatable, pleasing, pleasurable, pretty, satisfying, savory ( savoury), sweet, tasty, welcome
RELATED WORDS:
alluring, attractive, desirable, enviable, inviting, relishable, tempting; charming, enchanting, fascinating; calming, comforting, soothing; amusing, diverting, entertaining, recreative; affable, amiable, cheerful, cheery, comfortable, gemütlich, genial, goodly, good-natured, gracious, hospitable, kindly, personable; blissful, felicific, glad, happy, joyous; elating, exhilarating, intoxicating; ecstatic, euphoric, nirvanic, rapturous
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abominable, ghastly, god-awful, hellish, horrid, miserable, wretched; bilious, disgusting, distasteful, obnoxious, offensive, repellent ( repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revulsive, unsavory, vile, yucky ( yukky); abhorrent, detestable, hateful, odious; boring, commonplace, dull, flat, insipid, irksome, stale, tedious; displeasing, dissatisfying; depressing, disheartening, dismal, dreary, gloomy, heartbreaking, heartrending, joyless, lachrymose, sad, unhappy; deplorable, doleful, dolorous, lamentable, lugubrious, mournful, regrettable, sorrowful, tragic ( tragical); aggravating, annoying, exasperating, irritating, peeving, perturbing, vexing; forbidding; hostile, intimidating; angering, enraging, incensing, inflaming ( enflaming), infuriating, maddening, outraging, rankling, riling; distressing, disturbing, upsetting
disagreeable, pleasureless, unpalatable, unpleasant, unwelcome
good (adjective)
8.
having or showing exceptional knowledge, experience, or skill in a field of endeavor
SYNONIMS:
accomplished, ace, adept, compleat, complete, consummate, crack, crackerjack, educated, experienced, expert, good, great, master, masterful, masterly, practiced ( practised), professed, skilled, skillful, versed, veteran, virtuoso
RELATED WORDS:
adroit, clever, deft, dexterous ( dextrous), handy, slick, sure-handed; gifted, talented; polished, refined; effective, effectual, efficient, workmanlike; able, capable, competent, employable, fit, fitted, habile, qualified; educated, knowledgeable, schooled, taught, trained, tutored; all-around ( all-round), well-rounded; long-term, old; multiskilled, multitalented
NEAR ANTONYMS:
incapable, incompetent, inept, unable, unfit, unfitted, unqualified, weak; artless, crude, rude; ineffective, ineffectual, inefficient; talentless, ungifted, untalented; ignorant, unschooled, untaught, untrained, untutored; beginning, green, inexperienced, new, raw, unseasoned, untested, untried, would-be; primitive, rough, unpolished; awkward, clumsy, ham-fisted, ham-handed, heavy-handed
amateur, amateurish, inexperienced, inexpert, jackleg, unprofessional, unseasoned, unskilled, unskillful
good (adjective)
9.
having sufficient worth or merit to receive one's honor, esteem, or reward
SYNONIMS:
deserving, good, meritorious
RELATED WORDS:
admirable, commendable, creditable, laudable, praiseworthy; invaluable, priceless; cherished, prized, treasured; choice, excellent, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, primary, prime, special
NEAR ANTONYMS:
base, cheap, inferior, second-rate, substandard; bad, defective, flawed, imperfect; deficient, inadequate, insufficient, unacceptable, unsatisfactory
no-good, undeserving, valueless, worthless
good (adjective)
10.
having the required skills for an acceptable level of performance
SYNONIMS:
able, capable, equal, fit, good, qualified, suitable
RELATED WORDS:
accomplished, ace, adept, experienced, expert, master, masterful, masterly, practiced ( practised), proficient, seasoned, skilled, skillful, veteran; overqualified; prepared, schooled, trained; apt, ready, willing; all-around ( all-round), protean, versatile
NEAR ANTONYMS:
inexperienced, inexpert, unseasoned, unskilled, unskillful; unprepared, unschooled, untrained; beginning, green, new, raw, untested, untried
incompetent, inept, poor, unfit, unfitted, unqualified
good (adjective)
11.
meeting the requirements of a purpose or situation
SYNONIMS:
applicable, appropriate, apt, becoming, befitting, felicitous, fitted, fitting, good, happy, meet, pretty, proper, right, suitable
RELATED WORDS:
condign, deserved, just, justified; needed, required, requisite; able, capable, competent, cut out, qualified, trained; pitch-perfect; acceptable, adequate, decent, kosher, satisfactory, serviceable, tolerable; correct, decorous, respectable, seemly; balanced, companionate, congruous, consonant, harmonious; rightful
NEAR ANTONYMS:
incapable, incompetent, inept, inexpert, unqualified, unskilled, unskillful, untrained; inadequate, intolerable, unacceptable, unsatisfactory; graceless, incorrect, indecorous; incompatible, uncongenial
improper, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, incongruous, indecent, infelicitous, malapropos, misbecoming, unapt, unbecoming, unbeseeming, unfit, unfitting, unhappy, unmeet, unseemly, unsuitable, wrong
good (adjective)
12.
sufficiently large in size, amount, or number to merit attention
SYNONIMS:
biggish, good, goodly, handsome, healthy, largish, major, respectable, significant, sizable ( sizeable), substantial, substantive, tidy
RELATED WORDS:
big, bulky, hefty, hulking, outsize ( outsized), oversize ( oversized), voluminous; astronomical ( astronomic), bumper, colossal, elephantine, enormous, gigantic, great, herculean, huge, immense, jumbo, king-size ( king-sized), mammoth, massive, monstrous, monumental, prodigious, titanic, tremendous, whopping
NEAR ANTONYMS:
measly, minute, paltry, petty, picayune, picayunish, piddling, puny, trifling, trivial, unimportant; marginal, meager ( meagre), slight; little, small, tiny, undersized ( undersize); bitty, diminutive, miniature, pint-size ( pint-sized), pocket, pocket-size ( pocket-sized), pygmy, smallish
inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, insubstantial, negligible, nominal
good (adjective)
13.
worthy of one's trust
SYNONIMS:
calculable, good, reliable, responsible, safe, secure, solid, steady, sure, tried, tried-and-true, true, trustable, trustworthy, trusty
RELATED WORDS:
constant, devoted, faithful, fast, loyal, staunch ( stanch), steadfast, true-blue; honest, sincere, single-minded; infallible, unerring; bedrock, firm, sound, strong; effective, telling; attested, authenticated, confirmed, proven, valid, validated, verified; blameless, faultless, guiltless, impeccable, inerrant, irreproachable, unimpeachable, unquestionable
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disloyal, faithless, false, fickle, inconstant, perfidious, recreant, traitorous, treacherous, unfaithful, untrue; deceitful, dishonest, lying, mendacious, untruthful; debatable, disputable, doubtable, doubtful, dubious, fishy, problematic ( problematical), questionable, shady, shaky, suspect, uncertain, unsound; hazardous, risky; unconfirmed, untried
dodgy [], uncertain, undependable, unreliable, unsafe, untrustworthy
good (adjective)
14.
being in agreement with the truth or a fact or a standard
SYNONIMS:
accurate, bang on, dead-on, exact, good, on-target, precise, proper, right, so, spot-on, true, veracious
RELATED WORDS:
legitimate, logical, sound, valid; errorless, faultless, flawless, impeccable, inerrant, infallible, letter-perfect, perfect; rigorous, strict, stringent
NEAR ANTONYMS:
defective, faulty, flawed, imperfect
false, improper, inaccurate, incorrect, inexact, off, untrue, wrong
good (adjective)
15.
very pleasing to look at
SYNONIMS:
aesthetic ( esthetic aesthetical esthetical), attractive, beauteous, bonny ( bonnie), comely, cute, drop-dead, fair, fetching, good, good-looking, goodly, gorgeous, handsome, knockout, likely, lovely, lovesome, pretty, ravishing, seemly, sightly, stunning, taking, well-favored
RELATED WORDS:
alluring, appealing, charming, cunning, delightful, engaging, fascinating, glamorous ( glamourous), prepossessing; elegant, exquisite, glorious, Junoesque, magnificent, resplendent, splendid, statuesque, sublime, superb; flawless, perfect, radiant; dainty, delicate; personable, pleasant, presentable; chocolate-box, prettyish; desirable, dishy, dollish, foxy, hot, luscious, nubile, pulchritudinous, seductive, sexy, tasty, toothsome, yummy; hunky, studly []; arresting, eye-catching, flamboyant, flashy, glossy, showstopping, showy, slick, snazzy, splashy, striking, zingy; photogenic, telegenic
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abhorrent, abominable, bad, disagreeable, disgusting, dreadful, foul, frightful, ghastly, horrible, loathsome, nasty, nauseating, objectionable, offensive, repellent ( repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting, shocking, sickening, terrible, vile; unappealing, unappetizing, unimposing, unpleasant, unprepossessing; frumpish, frumpy, unbecoming, unshapely; Gorgonian, haggish, witchy
grotesque, hideous, homely, ill-favored, plain, ugly, unaesthetic, unattractive, unbeautiful, uncomely, uncute, unhandsome, unlovely, unpleasing, unpretty, unsightly
good (adjective)
16.
beneficial to the health of body or mind
SYNONIMS:
good, healthy, medicinal, restorative, salubrious, salutary, salutiferous, sanative, tonic, wholesome
RELATED WORDS:
alleviative, corrective, curative, recuperative, refreshing, rehabilitative, rejuvenating, rejuvenescent, remedial; advantageous, useful; antiseptic, aseptic, clean, hygienic, sanitary; nourishing, nutritional, nutritious; nonpoisonous, nontoxic
NEAR ANTONYMS:
damaging, deleterious, harmful, injurious, pernicious; infectious, poisonous, sickening, toxic; insanitary, unhygienic, unsanitary
insalubrious, noxious, unhealthful, unhealthy, unwholesome
good (adjective)
17.
having or showing a concern for the welfare of others
SYNONIMS:
altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, do-good, eleemosynary, good, humanitarian, philanthropic ( philanthropical)
RELATED WORDS:
selfless, self-sacrificing; bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, free, freehanded, generous, greathearted, handsome, liberal, magnanimous, munificent, openhanded, openhearted, unselfish, unsparing; compassionate, humane, kind, kindhearted; social-minded
NEAR ANTONYMS:
self-indulgent, self-seeking; cheap, closefisted, miserly, niggardly, parsimonious, stingy, tight, tightfisted; hard-hearted, pitiless, unfeeling; self-obsessed
self-centered, self-concerned, selfish
good (adjective)
18.
of a level of quality that meets one's needs or standards
SYNONIMS:
acceptable, all right, decent, fairish, fine, good, OK ( okay), passable, respectable, satisfactory, serviceable, tolerable
RELATED WORDS:
agreeable, bearable, endurable, sufferable; average, fair, indifferent, mediocre, middling, minimal; common, ordinary, run-of-the-mill, run-of-the-mine ( run-of-mine), second-rate, so-so; standard, unexceptional; appropriate, correct, due, fitting, meet, proper, right, seemly, suitable, useful, worthy; gratifying, satisfying
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disagreeable, disreputable, improper, indecent, objectionable, unfit, unsuitable, unworthy, useless, wrong; bad, cheap, defective, faulty, imperfect, incomplete, lamentable, pitiful, shoddy; dissatisfying; insufficient, meager ( meagre), mean, miserly, niggardly, poor, scanty, shabby, short, skimpy, spare, stingy; insufferable, intolerable, unbearable, unendurable; atrocious, execrable, miserable, vile, wretched; exceptional, exquisite, extreme, fancy, first-class, high-grade, matchless, maximized, maximum, optimal, optimum, peerless, preeminent, premium, special, supreme, unmatched, unparalleled; A1, bang-up, banner, boss [], capital, classic, crackerjack, dandy, divine, fabulous, fine, first-rate, grand, great, groovy, heavenly, jim-dandy, keen, marvelous ( marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, par excellence, prime, sensational, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-notch, unsurpassed, wonderful
deficient, inadequate, insufficient, lacking, unacceptable, unsatisfactory, wanting
good (adjective)
19.
promoting or contributing to personal or social well-being
SYNONIMS:
advantageous, benefic, beneficent, benignant, favorable, friendly, good, helpful, kindly, profitable, salutary
RELATED WORDS:
gratifying, rewarding, satisfying; auspicious, promising, propitious; advisable, desirable, healthful, healthy, salubrious, salutiferous, wholesome; gainful, lucrative, remunerative; ameliorative, amelioratory, bettering, constructive, supportive
NEAR ANTONYMS:
damaging, deleterious, harmful, injurious, insalubrious
bad, disadvantageous, unfavorable, unfriendly, unhelpful, unprofitable
good (adverb)
in a satisfactory way
SYNONIMS:
acceptably, adequately, all right, alright, creditably, decently, fine, good, middlingly, nicely, OK ( okay), passably, respectably, satisfactorily, serviceably, so-so, sufficiently, tolerably
RELATED WORDS:
appropriately, aptly, congruously, correctly, decorously, felicitously, fittingly, happily, meetly, rightly, seemly, suitably; gratifyingly, satisfyingly; effectively, effectually, efficiently, neatly, tidily
NEAR ANTONYMS:
unbearably; inappropriately, incorrectly, indecently, unsuitably; awfully, deplorably, disastrously, dreadfully, horrendously, horribly, horridly, miserably, terribly
bad, badly, deficiently, ill, inadequately, insufficiently, intolerably, poorly, unacceptably, unsatisfactorily
good (noun)
1.
something that provides happiness or does good for a person or thing
SYNONIMS:
benediction, benefit, boon, felicity, godsend, good, manna, windfall
RELATED WORDS:
grace, mercy; favor, kindness, mitzvah; advantage, aid, assistance, gift, help, relief, support; anodyne, comfort, consolation, solace; bonus, extra, lagniappe; delight, joy, pleasure
NEAR ANTONYMS:
hex, hoodoo, jinx; bother, irritant, nuisance, pest; disadvantage; cross, misery, trial, tribulation
affliction, bane, curse, evil, plague, scourge
good (noun)
2.
the state of doing well especially in relation to one's happiness or success
SYNONIMS:
good, interest, weal, well-being
RELATED WORDS:
fortune, prosperity, prosperousness, success, successfulness; fitness, health, healthiness, robustness, soundness, wellness, wholeness, wholesomeness; bliss, felicity, happiness, joy; advantage, benefit, gain, sake; content, contentedness, gratification, satisfaction
NEAR ANTONYMS:
unhealthiness, unsoundness; misery, sadness, suffering, unhappiness, wretchedness
ill-being
good (noun)
Array
products that are bought and sold in business
SYNONIMS:
commodities, goods, wares
RELATED WORDS:
line; export, import; inventory, staples, stock, stuff, supply; job lot; domestics, durables ( durable goods), hard goods
good (noun)
Array
a skill, an ability, or knowledge that makes a person able to do a particular job
SYNONIMS:
capability, credentials, goods, stuff
RELATED WORDS:
command, expertise, know-how, mastership, mastery, proficiency; ability, capacity, competence, competency, facility, faculty; aptitude, endowment, flair, genius, gift, knack, talent; forte, long suit, métier ( metier), specialism, speciality, specialty, strong suit; fitness, suitability, suitableness; makings, potentiality
good (noun)
Array
transportable items that one owns
SYNONIMS:
belongings, chattels, duds, effects, gear, goods, holdings, movables ( moveables), paraphernalia, personal effects, personal property, personalty, plunder, stuff, things
RELATED WORDS:
treasures, valuables; appointments, fixtures, furnishings; estate, property, tangibles; collateral
NEAR ANTONYMS:
immovables, real estate
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