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good

good

 
pronunciation:
gUd
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, interjection
phrases:
to the good, the goods
features:
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: best, better
definition 1: having qualities that are desired, enjoyed, or beneficial; desirable.
That was a really good movie, and I'd like to see it again.The cafeteria actually serves quite good food.She got a good score on her exam.
synonyms:
beneficial, desirable, positive
antonyms:
bad, evil, ill
similar words:
advantageous, capital, excellent, favorable, fine, first-rate, great, satisfactory, superb, terrific, well, wonderful
definition 2: morally upright; virtuous.
She was a good person who cared deeply for others.
synonyms:
just, moral, nice, upright, virtuous
antonyms:
bad, evil, monstrous, nefarious, wicked
similar words:
beneficent, benevolent, charitable, godly, honorable, right, righteous, wholesome
definition 3: approving, favorable, or optimistic.
She has a good opinion of her neighbors.We have good feelings about this decision.The teacher said good things about her performance in school.
synonyms:
positive
antonyms:
bad, negative
definition 4: better than the average.
My sister was always a good student.
synonyms:
decent, fine
antonyms:
inadequate, poor, shabby
similar words:
acceptable, adequate, all right, fair, first-rate, OK, passable, satisfactory, strong, superior, tolerable
definition 5: pleasant; enjoyable.
We had a good time at the party.
synonyms:
agreeable, congenial, enjoyable, nice, pleasant, pleasing
antonyms:
disagreeable, rotten, unpleasant
similar words:
bright, cheerful, convivial, entertaining, sociable
definition 6: capable; efficient.
She is highly valued as a good worker.
synonyms:
capable, competent, efficient, proficient
antonyms:
poor
similar words:
adept, hard, qualified, skilled, strong
definition 7: sound; reliable.
good insight into the problem
synonyms:
dependable, reliable, solid, sound
antonyms:
bad, ill, poor
similar words:
true, trustworthy
definition 8: well-mannered; obedient.
a good dog
synonyms:
obedient, well-behaved
antonyms:
bad, mischievous
similar words:
decorous, dutiful, nice, orderly, proper, respectful, seemly, well-mannered
definition 9: considerable; ample.
a good salary
synonyms:
ample, considerable, sizable, substantial
antonyms:
inadequate
similar words:
adequate, large, sufficient
definition 10: advantageous; favorable.
a good day to walk
synonyms:
advantageous, favorable, fit, suitable
antonyms:
bad
similar words:
advisable, appropriate, beneficial, fitting, prosperous, right, salutary
definition 11: full.
a good week's job
synonyms:
whole
similar words:
complete, entire, full, solid
definition 12: thorough.
a good reading of the contract
synonyms:
complete, sound, thorough
similar words:
accurate, careful, precise, solid
definition 13: unspoiled.
Is the meat good?
synonyms:
all right, sound, usable
antonyms:
bad, foul
similar words:
edible, fine, OK, sweet, wholesome
definition 14: kind, compassionate.
It was good of him to stop and help.
synonyms:
altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, compassionate, decent, gracious, kind, kindly
antonyms:
bad, ill
similar words:
charitable, considerate, generous, humane, liberal, merciful
definition 15: loyal; steadfast.
a good frienda good committee member
synonyms:
faithful, loyal, staunch, steadfast, true
similar words:
dependable, firm, reliable, solid, trustworthy
definition 16: well; healthy.
I feel good today.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: that which is good.
Take the good with the bad.
synonyms:
asset, plus, positive, right
antonyms:
evil, harm
similar words:
benefit, gain
definition 2: benefit; welfare.
for the good of all the people
synonyms:
benefit, interest, sake, success, welfare, well-being
antonyms:
harm
similar words:
advantage, behoof, enjoyment, favor, profit, prosperity
definition 3: virtue.
a lot of good in her heart
synonyms:
decency, morality, rectitude, virtue
antonyms:
evil
similar words:
beneficence, benevolence, charity, generosity, good will, grace, honor, humanity, justice, kindness, mercy, righteousness
definition 4: (pl.) one's personal possessions.
worldly goods
synonyms:
belongings, paraphernalia, possessions, stuff, things
similar words:
chattels, property, trappings
definition 5: (pl.) inventory; merchandise.
the store's goods
synonyms:
inventory, merchandise, stock, wares
similar words:
commodities, dry goods
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phrase: to the good
phrase: the goods
 
part of speech: interjection
definition: used to express satisfaction, pleasure, or approval.
Good! I like your idea.
synonyms:
OK
similar words:
all right, bully, yes
good or well?
Good is an adjective. Well is the adverb form of good.
Compare:
  • He is a good baseball player.
  • He hits the ball well.
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