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Definitions of good

  1.   that which is good or valuable or useful; " weigh the good against the bad"; " among the highest goods of all are happiness and self- realization"
  2.   appealing to the mind; " good music"; " a serious book"
  3.   Best.
  4.   Goodness.
  5.   An expression of assent or pleasure; as, good! I am glad of it.
  6.   A word expressing approbation or admiration.
  7.   Better.
  8.   Possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious; religious; - said of persons or actions.
  9.   deserving of esteem and respect; " all respectable companies give guarantees"; " ruined the family's good name"
  10.   capable of pleasing; " good looks"
  11.   moral excellence or admirableness; " there is much good to be found in people"
  12.   benefit; " for your own good"; " what's the good of worrying?"
  13.   generally admired; " good taste"
  14.   Adequate; sufficient; competent; sound; not fallacious; valid; in a commercial sense, to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; having pecuniary ability; of unimpaired credit.
  15.   Having excellent, useful, or admirable qualities; excellent; worthy; righteous; virtuous; religious.
  16.   As good, as well; with equal advantage.
  17.   ( often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard; " the children behaved well"; " a task well done"; " the party went well"; " he slept well"; " a well- argued thesis"; " a well- planned party"; (` good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for ` well' as in" the baby can walk pretty good")
  18.   The contrary of evil; virtue; righteousness; benefit; advantage.
  19.   Not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied; as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good repute, etc.
  20.   Serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be relied upon; - followed especially by for.
  21.   Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest; in good sooth.
  22.   Having qualities, whether physical or moral, desirable or suitable to the end proposed: promoting success, welfare, or happiness: virtuous: pious: kind: benevolent: proper: fit: competent: sufficient: valid: sound: serviceable: beneficial: real: serious, as in good earnest: not small, considerable, as in good deal: full, complete, as measure: unblemished, honorable, as in good name:- comp. BETTER; superl. BEST.
  23.   Wares; commodities; chattels; - formerly used in the singular in a collective sense. In law, a comprehensive name for almost all personal property as distinguished from land or real property.
  24.   Well, as in the phrase as good.
  25.   Well right! For good and all, finally. See Goods.
  26.   exerting force or influence; " the law is effective immediately"; " a warranty good for two years"; " the law is already in effect ( or in force)"
  27.   feeling healthy and free of aches and pains; " I feel good"
  28.   superior to the average; " in fine spirits"; " a fine student"; " made good grades"; " morale was good"; " had good weather for the parade"
  29.   Kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite; propitious; friendly; well- disposed; - often followed by to or toward, also formerly by unto.
  30.   having or showing or arising from a desire to promote the welfare or happiness of others; " his benevolent smile"; " a benevolent nature"
  31.   thorough; " had a good workout"; " gave the house a good cleaning"
  32.   That which contributes to diminish pain, or to increase happiness or prosperity; advantage; welfare; prosperity; spiritual advantage or improvement; earnestness; moral qualities; virtue; richness; abundance.
  33.   Advancement of interest or happiness; welfare; prosperity; advantage; benefit; - opposed to harm, etc.
  34.   Having suitable or desirable qualities; virtuous; kind; valid; sound; serviceable.
  35.   in excellent physical condition; " good teeth"; " I still have one good leg"; " a sound mind in a sound body"
  36.   having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude; " adept 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"
  37.   having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; " good 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".
  38.   The opposite of bad; pious; sound; undamaged; proper or fit; considerable; having sufficient; pleasant to the taste; unblemished; kind; favourable; clever; real- as, he is in good earnest; in the sense of wishing well- as, good- day, and good- bye.
  39.   in a complete and thorough manner; " he was soundly defeated"; (` good' is used informally for ` thoroughly' as in" we beat him good")
  40.   not forged; " a good dollar bill"
  41.   Well, - especially in the phrase as good, with a following as expressed or implied; equally well with as much advantage or as little harm as possible.
  42.   To manure; to improve.
  43.   of moral excellence; " a genuinely good person"; " a just cause"; " an upright and respectable man"; " the life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous"- Frederick Douglass
  44.   morally admirable
  45.   That which is good; advantage; benefit; righteousness; virtue; welfare.
  46.   Valid; genuine.
  47.   resulting favorably; " its 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"
  48.   Having excellent qualities; adapted to any particular work or use; as, fish are good for food; pious; moral; kind; favorable; beneficial; as, good counsel; cheerful as, good spirits; gracious and pleasing; as, good manners; undamaged; as, the dress was old, but still good; honest or genuine; as, good coin.
  49.   That which promotes happiness, success, etc.:- opposed to EVIL: prosperity: welfare: advantage, temporal or spiritual: moral qualities: virtue: ( B.) possessions:- pl. household furniture: movable property: merchandise.
  50.   Excellence; that which is right, not wrong; prosperity; benefit.
  51.   Possessing desirable qualities; adapted to answer the end designed; promoting success, welfare, or happiness; serviceable; useful; fit; excellent; admirable; commendable; not bad, corrupt, evil, noxious, offensive, or troublesome, etc.
  52.   To make good; to turn to good.
  53.   agreeable or pleasing; " we all had a good time"; " good manners"
  54.   with or in a close or intimate relationship; " a good friend"; " my sisters and brothers are near and dear"
  55.   Not small, insignificant, or of no account; considerable; esp., in the phrases a good deal, a good way, a good degree, a good share or part, etc.
  56.   financially sound; " a good investment"; " a secure investment"
  57.   used of clothing; " my good clothes"; " her Sunday- go- to- meeting clothes"
  58.   Adequate; competent; servicable; ample.
  59.   Clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; - followed especially by at.
  60.   most suitable or right for a particular purpose; " a good time to plant tomatoes"; " the right time to act"; " the time is ripe for great sociological changes"
  61.   Valid; sufficiently perfect in its kind; having the qualities, physical or moral, best adapted to its design and use; virtuous; pious; proper; fit; seasonable; expedient; sound; wholesome; palatable; salutary; beneficial; full; useful; competent; convenient; able; skilful; kind; benevolent; faithful; pleasant; honourable; unblemished; cheerful; considerable; polite; serious; companionable; brave; well- formed; mild; not irritable; friendly. Good advice, wise and prudent counsel. Good heed, great care; due caution. In good sooth, in good truth. To make good, to perform; to fulfil; to confirm or establish; to supply deficiency; to indemnify; to carry into effect. To stand good, to be firm or valid. To think good, to see good, to be pleased or satisfied. As good as, equally; no better than; the same as. As good as his word, equalling in fulfilment what was promised.
  62.   in a complete and thorough manner (` good' is sometimes used informally for ` thoroughly'); " he was soundly defeated"; " we beat him good"
  63.   That which promotes welfare, & c.; prosperity; advantage.
  64.   Not lacking or deficient; full; complete.
  65.   Well! right!.
  66.   Personal property; chattels.
  67.   tending to promote physical well- being; beneficial to health; " beneficial effects of a balanced diet"; " a good night's sleep"; " the salutary influence of pure air"
  68.   not left to spoil; " the meat is still good"
  69.   That which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.; - opposed to evil.
  70.   having the normally expected amount; " gives full measure"; " gives good measure"; " a good mile from here"
  71.   promoting or enhancing well- being; " an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries"; " the beneficial effects of a temperate climate"; " the experience was good for her"

Antonyms for good

disputable, nonrational, boring, insufficient, scornful, lawless, cockeyed, dispassionate, puny, mischievous, inexpert, fraudulent, heavenly, black, untested, premium, inadequately, first class, little, bilious, distant, unschooled, debased, ungracious, iniquitous, grievous, extreme, depreciative, unwarranted, flagitious, groovy, imitative, self-indulgent, illogical, Misled, shy, nonvalid, aggravating, wimpy, perversive, Angering, terrible, harsh, valueless, detrimental, trivial, scrimpy, inapt, destructive, unsound, mediocre, unprincipled, Ungifted, inconstant, unreasonable, dodgy, preeminent, plain, improper, flawed, suspect, dirty, corruption, incongruous, mad, debauched, unimportant, maximum, unimposing, warped, detestable, loose, teeny-weeny, Low-minded, decayed, depressing, profligacy, bane, tight, corked, affliction, beginning, neat, demoniac, scourge, second-rate, null and void, uncomplimentary, minuscule, offensive, cheap, cruel, nasty, hostile, dishonest, superlative, sordid, damaging, incapable, vengeful, exceptional, negative, deleterious, Rakehell, decomposed, ruinous, god-awful, tightfisted, limp-wristed, characterless, atrocious, decadent, incorrect, doleful, ineffectual, piddling, harebrained, inexperienced, stinky, errant, despairing, painful, homely, bearish, threatening, Unapt, villainy, misguided, gimcrack, lamentable, incompatible, undeserving, tough, fragile, awful, ill, fine, incoherent, inconvenient, unappetizing, badness, skimpy, Irksome, Daffy, infamous, contemptible, demoralized, brand, shady, objectionable, sick, putrid, bargain-basement, Hard-hearted, opprobrious, illegitimate, sensational, special, slim, unbecoming, unsympathetic, overcritical, censurable, abominable, unrespectable, ineffective, optimal, unrighteous, severe, uninformed, Doubtable, rotten, dishonorable, noble, contemptuous, pestilential, atomic, pitiful, infectious, commonplace, sinister, clumsy, displeasing, high-grade, small, adverse, reprehensible, senseless, wretched, stinking, defective, sin, Misbecoming, Unreasoned, unsanitary, snide, insupportable, Haggish, annoying, unappreciative, louche, hateful, disingenuous, ugly, cheapjack, lousy, unsuitable, bang up, schlock, uncomely, repugnant, disgusting, despicable, itty-bitty, jackleg, weeny, simpleminded, nonbinding, unpardonable, nefarious, insufferable, traitorous, low-down, substandard, first-rate, cheesy, fallen, unreliable, short, sorrowful, sad, petty, bribable, Unhandsome, unfaithful, unsatisfactorily, malicious, el cheapo, pocket, inexcusable, closefisted, addled, Incommoding, exasperating, spineless, stale, Rankling, nauseating, dreary, rough, stellar, uncivil, vexing, teensy, toxic, Unbeseeming, bitter, scabby, unconscionable, inaccurate, repulsive, Luciferian, tedious, inexact, pestiferous, microminiature, evil-minded, mephistophelian, corrupted, inexpiable, harmful, disdainful, keen, faulty, infelicitous, unqualified, hypocritical, Outraging, spot, felonious, insalubrious, grave, reprobate, diminutive, outside, mendacious, ill-mannered, dandy, insane, poisonous, miniature, indecent, irresolute, hopeless, unappealing, Demonian, incompetent, apathetic, unflattering, null, pretty, indiscriminating, infinitesimal, matchless, bitty, deadly, evildoing, devilish, banner, jarring, stingy, unworthy, intimidating, slighting, crazy, unpolished, ignorant, imperfect, half-baked, vacillating, depreciatory, top-notch, shoddy, undependable, unendurable, immoral, doubtful, punk, groundless, unprepared, sophistic, derogatory, Pleasureless, swell, divine, faultfinding, miserly, revengeful, gorgonian, uncompelling, bum, unconfirmed, dismal, inapplicable, trashy, inimical, specious, libertine, inappreciative, risky, bad, disloyal, nemesis, unable, unmannerly, ham-handed, ghastly, superior, unscrupulous, pocket-size, fabulous, unfeeling, uninterested, foul, unpalatable, scummy, Libertinage, second class, unspeakable, smudge, menacing, odious, unforgivable, flat, disreputable, sorry, nifty, would-be, shameful, unhealthy, jim-dandy, invalid, icky, off, great, infuriating, optimum, nugatory, Unmeet, untalented, sneaking, unparalleled, unhygienic, unhealthful, heartrending, scurvy, noxious, parlous, degenerate, vile, perfidious, unfriendly, deceitful, baleful, unwholesome, mournful, unfit, niggardly, grand, badly, bitsy, untrue, low-grade, depravity, stain, grating, unarticulated, undersized, fallacious, depraved, unhappy, spiteful, peerless, teeny, witchy, splendid, regrettable, untrustworthy, preposterous, spoiled, Nocuous, unacceptably, demonic, hard, untried, lacking, unseasoned, primitive, unjustified, insignificant, grotesque, blot, cruddy, infernal, defeatist, hurtful, incensing, useless, forbidding, unprofitable, crackerjack, notorious, noisome, wrong, meager, cut rate, inoperative, perturbing, untrained, problematic, frumpish, worthless, recreant, incomplete, superb, impertinent, unmatched, catty, fearful, Jeopardizing, inconsequential, unfitted, false, trumpery, rakish, irritating, monstrous, baneful, heartbreaking, void, negligible, stigma, counterfeit, serious, misleading, meagerly, milk-and-water, captious, evilness, heavy-handed, trifling, tiny, top, dubious, unpleasant, wicked, ham-fisted, insubstantial, unacceptable, supernal, illicit, teensy-weensy, untruthful, faithless, fickle, unethical, ignominious, unsupported, unprofessional, sleazy, pygmy, lugubrious, maddening, purchasable, hypercritical, unshapely, weak, debatable, remote, deficiently, irresponsible, sour, Libertinism, disadvantageous, inapposite, degraded, debauchery, dissipated, unconvincing, dolorous, yucky, corruptive, intolerable, unpleasing, impolite, untaught, Foundationless, inopportune, shocking, miserable, lame, Discommoding, supreme, inefficient, unpretty, frightful, perverse, low, Riling, tip-top, malignant, Revulsive, caviling, injurious, self-obsessed, belittling, disapproving, coarse, unwelcome, shaky, wavering, green, measly, Eristic, wonderful, absurd, pernicious, sinful, diabolical, self-concerned, undiscriminating, horrible, scanty, smirch, downbeat, spare, venal, maximized, unsightly, criminal, insanitary, joyless, questionable, wimpish, half-witted, smallish, Picayunish, meagre, disobliging, unhelpful, selfish, ill-favored, ignoble, Censuring, indefensible, execrable, unlawful, invertebrate, deplorable, rude, inappropriate, unholy, licentiousness, treacherous, malapropos, unfitting, slimy, peeving, perilous, implausible, nonsensical, par excellence, wrongful, untutored, unclean, Dissatisfying, nonintellectual, unsavory, base, loony, A1, vindictive, horrid, effete, irrational, distressing, unsafe, unattractive, distasteful, terrific, corruptible, revolting, little bitty, unsurpassed, dreadful, unsubstantiated, unprepossessing, abhorrent, ill-bred, dark, casuistic, Lousily, hesitant, witless, pessimistic, inconsequent, unskillful, iniquity, wet, virulent, frumpy, corrupt, nutty, untoward, raw, low-rent, inferior, unfavourable, sterling, junky, despiteful, dangerous, swingeing, upsetting, hideous, wee, pitiless, counter, no-good, mephistophelean, thoughtless, deficient, dull, crude, wretchedly, graceless, inadequate, marvelous, Enraging, Fiendish, taint, cutthroat, wanting, uncongenial, unwarrantable, dissolute, capital, fancy, slur, unfortunate, wishy-washy, unmannered, machiavellian, curse, disparaging, unbeautiful, unfounded, sickening, villainous, weakened, weak-kneed, baseless, minute, exquisite, paltry, Weak-minded, rubber, grubby, soft, self-centered, weakling, exceptionable, vice, parsimonious, perverted, microscopic, nominal, unlovely, cacodemonic, diabolic, putrefied, tragic, picayune, gloomy, repellent, vicious, currish, slight, loathsome, uncool, inconsiderable, naughty, unskilled, discreditable, middling, unaesthetic, blameworthy, common, uncalled-for, unjustifiable, disgraceful, pint-size, uncomplete, unbearable, onus, critical, awkward, nerveless, prejudicial, indecorous, prime, obnoxious, boss, uncertain, inconsiderate, mean, erring, unsatisfactory, faltering, amateur, satanic, lying, classic, lachrymose, malevolent, carping, evil, disagreeable, inflaming, namby-pamby, venturesome, hazardous, fatuous, malign, fishy, poor, flimsy, disheartening, poorly, unscientific, unenjoyable, illegal, frail, ratty, amateurish, insipid, shabby, hellish, marginal, disturbing, discourteous, new, artless, self-seeking, unseemly, inept, disrespectful, unfavorable, corky.

Quotes of good

  1. That's the way I work and one day I won't have the energy to do it, so I think it's always good to make the most of your life and living as much as possible. – Marc Almond
  2. And I believe that good journalism, good television, can make our world a better place. – Christiane Amanpour
  3. To live well is to work well, to show a good activity. – Thomas Aquinas
  4. Just about this time, when in imagination I was so great a warrior, I had good use in real life for more strength, as I was no longer taken to school by the nurse, but instead had myself to protect my brother, two years my junior. – Georg Brandes
  5. Between good sense and good taste there lies the difference between a cause and its effect. – Jean de la Bruyere
  6. He's just like my father that way -my father just adored my mother and let her do whatever she wanted. John's like that. He's a very rare man, a very good man, and I've had a good life with him. I'm proud to be walking in the wake of Johnny's fame. – June Carter Cash
  7. Thank you to all for your prayers and good wishes. It gave me the strength to persevere and warmed my heart. – Steven Cojocaru
  8. If you want to make good use of your time, you've got to know what's most important and then give it all you've got. – Lee Iacocca
  9. I do remember, though, when I discovered the third! I was about five years old- it was a very pleasing sound. I remembered that if I hit one note, then skipped one and played the next, I could get this really good sound. – Robert Morris
  10. You have to have been a Republican to know how good it is to be a Democrat. – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
  11. It's a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I'd be a drag queen. – Dolly Parton
  12. Truth is the beginning of every good to the gods, and of every good to man. – Plato
  13. There is a good principle which created order, light, and man, and an evil principle which created chaos, darkness, and woman. – Pythagoras
  14. I am a cynical optimist. Big opening weekends are like cotton candy. The films you will remember over time are the films that stick in the consciousness of the audience in a good way. – Robert Redford
  15. Oh man. If I had magic powers... I would hope that I would use them for good I think I would. But I would do something pretty trivial like making traffic disappear. – Nick Stahl

Usage examples for good

  1. Said in good time! ” – Robin Hood by J. Walker McSpadden
  2. Good for you, Kitsie! ” – Marjorie's New Friend by Carolyn Wells
  3. Are you going to say good night? ” – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  4. You will know how, all in good time. ” – Gold Out of Celebes by Aylward Edward Dingle
  5. Not much good at it, either.... ” – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams
  6. “ " I shall say what I think will do you good my dear. ” – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  7. They all told me that he was a good for- nothing. ” – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
  8. You are good to talk so to me. ” – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  9. The good like you! ” – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  10. It's good for you. ” – Penrod and Sam by Booth Tarkington
  11. “ No; I thought you were a good woman! ” – The Scarlet Feather by Houghton Townley
  12. How good of you to think of me!" ” – The New Tenant by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  13. “ I don't know if it's a good way. ” – The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest by Harold Bindloss
  14. It will do you a world of good – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  15. Oh, good so it is! ” – For the Sake of the School by Angela Brazil
  16. “ " That's to the good – A Hero of Liége by Herbert Strang
  17. “ " Good boy," he said. ” – The Metal Monster by A. Merritt
  18. Not at all, good sir. ” – The Monikins by J. Fenimore Cooper
  19. It was so good of him to come to them. ” – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  20. “ " That sounds good Doctor. ” – The Story of a Doctor's Telephone--Told by His Wife by Ellen M. Firebaugh

Idioms for good