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Another Word For Good

Another Word For Good

Another Word For Good 

21 senses of good - as an adjective.        

Sense 1
good (vs. bad) -- (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"; "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")
       => bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad(predicate), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing -- (very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing")
       => good enough -- (adequately good for the circumstances; "if it's good enough for you it's good enough for me")
       => goodish -- (moderately good of its kind; "a goodish wine")
       => hot -- (very good; often used in the negative; "he's hot at math but not so hot at history")
       => redeeming(prenominal) -- (compensating for some fault or defect; "the redeeming feature of the plan is its simplicity"; "his saving grace was his sense of humor")
       => satisfactory, acceptable -- (meeting requirements; "the step makes a satisfactory seat")
       => solid -- (characterized by good substantial quality; "solid comfort"; "a solid base hit")
       => superb -- (surpassingly good; "a superb meal")
       => well-behaved, well behaved -- ((usually of children) someone who behaves in a manner that the speaker believes is correct; "a well-behaved child")
          Also See-> best#1; better#1; favorable#1, favourable#1; good#3; obedient#1; respectable#1

Sense 2
full, good -- (having the normally expected amount; "gives full measure"; "gives good measure"; "a good mile from here")
       => ample (vs. meager) -- (more than enough in size or scope or capacity; "had ample food for the party"; "an ample supply")

Sense 3
good (vs. evil) -- (morally admirable)
       => angelic, angelical, beatific, saintlike, saintly, sainted -- (marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint; "angelic beneficence"; "a beatific smile"; "a saintly concern for his fellow men"; "my sainted mother")
       => goody-goody -- (affectedly or smugly good or self-righteous)
       => redemptive, redeeming(prenominal), saving(prenominal) -- (bringing about salvation or redemption from sin; "saving faith"; "redemptive (or redeeming) love")
       => white -- (benevolent; without malicious intent; "that's white of you")
          Also See-> good#1; moral#1; right#4; righteous#1; virtuous#1; worthy#1

Sense 4
estimable, good, honorable, respectable -- (deserving of esteem and respect; "all respectable companies give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name")
       => reputable (vs. disreputable) -- (having a good reputation; "a reputable business"; "a reputable scientist"; "a reputable wine")

Sense 5
beneficial, good -- (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")
       => advantageous (vs. disadvantageous) -- (giving an advantage; "a contract advantageous to our country"; "socially advantageous to entertain often")

Sense 6
good -- (agreeable or pleasing; "we all had a good time"; "good manners")
       => nice (vs. nasty) -- (pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance; "what a nice fellow you are and we all thought you so nasty"- George Meredith; "nice manners"; "a nice dress"; "a nice face"; "a nice day"; "had a nice time at the party"; "the corn and tomatoes are nice today")

Sense 7
good, just, upright -- (of moral excellence; "a genuinely good person"; "a just cause"; "an upright and respectable man")
       => righteous (vs. unrighteous) -- (characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice; "the...prayer of a righteous man availeth much"- James 5:16)

Sense 8
adept, expert, good, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilful -- (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")
       => skilled (vs. unskilled) -- (having or showing or requiring special skill; "only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team"; "a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience"; "a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow"; "a skilled trade")

Sense 9
good -- (thorough; "had a good workout"; "gave the house a good cleaning")
       => complete (vs. incomplete) -- (having every necessary or normal part or component or step; "a complete meal"; "a complete wardrobe"; "a complete set of the Britannica"; "a complete set of china"; "a complete defeat"; "a complete accounting")

Sense 10
dear, good, near -- (with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear")
       => close (vs. distant) -- (close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance")

Sense 11
dependable, good, safe, secure -- (financially sound; "a good investment"; "a secure investment")
       => sound (vs. unsound) -- (financially secure and safe; "sound investments"; "a sound economy")

Sense 12
good, right, ripe -- (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")
       => opportune (vs. inopportune) -- (suitable or at a time that is suitable or advantageous especially for a particular purpose; "an opportune place to make camp"; "an opportune arrival")

Sense 13
good, well(predicate) -- (resulting favorably; "it'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")
       => fortunate (vs. unfortunate) -- (having unexpected good fortune; "other, less fortunate, children died"; "a fortunate choice")

Sense 14
effective, good, in effect(predicate), in force(predicate) -- (exerting force or influence; "the law is effective immediately"; "a warranty good for two years"; "the law is already in effect (or in force)")
       => operative (vs. inoperative) -- (being in force or having or exerting force; "operative regulations"; "the major tendencies operative in the American political system")

Sense 15
good -- (capable of pleasing; "good looks")
       => pleasing (vs. displeasing) -- (giving pleasure and satisfaction; "a pleasing piece of news"; "pleasing in manner and appearance")

Sense 16
good, serious -- (appealing to the mind; "good music"; "a serious book")
       => intellectual (vs. nonintellectual) -- (appealing to or using the intellect; "satire is an intellectual weapon"; "intellectual workers engaged in creative literary or artistic or scientific labor"; "has tremendous intellectual sympathy for oppressed people"; "coldly intellectual"; "sort of the intellectual type"; "intellectual literature")

Sense 17
good, sound -- (in excellent physical condition; "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body")
       => healthy (vs. unhealthy) -- (having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease; "a rosy healthy baby"; "staying fit and healthy")

Sense 18
good, salutary -- (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")
       => healthful (vs. unhealthful) -- (conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance")

Sense 19
good, honest -- (not forged; "a good dollar bill")
       => genuine (vs. counterfeit), echt -- (not fake or counterfeit; "a genuine Picasso"; "genuine leather")

Sense 20
good, undecomposed, unspoiled, unspoilt -- (not left to spoil; "the meat is still good")
       => fresh (vs. stale) -- (recently made, produced, or harvested; "fresh bread"; "a fresh scent"; "fresh lettuce")

Sense 21
good -- (generally admired; "good taste")
       => discriminating (vs. undiscriminating) -- (showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste; "the discriminating eye of the connoisseur")

Courtesy of:

Princeton University "About WordNet." WordNet. Princeton University. 2010. <>

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