1. [ adjective ] having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified

"good news from the hospital" "a good report card" "a good knife is one good for cutting" "a good check" "a good joke" "a good exterior paint"

Related terms: bad suitable solid satisfactory bang-up good_enough redeeming goodish well-behaved hot superb well-behaved best better respectable favorable obedient quality
2. [ adjective ] having the normally expected amount
Synonyms: full

"gives full measure" "gives good measure" "a good mile from here"

Related terms: ample
3. [ adjective ] morally admirable
Related terms: evil angelic redemptive beneficent white worthy goody-goody worthy right moral righteous virtuous
4. [ noun ] benefit

"for your own good" "what's the good of worrying?"

Related terms: advantage common_good
5. [ adjective ] deserving of esteem and respect
Synonyms: respectable honorable estimable

"all respectable companies give guarantees" "ruined the family's good name"

Related terms: reputable
6. [ noun ] moral excellence or admirableness
Synonyms: goodness

: "there is much good to be found in people"

Related terms: evil evil morality virtue summum_bonum beneficence virtue saintliness benignity kindness
7. [ adverb ] (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard
Synonyms: well

"the children behaved well" "a task well done" "the party went well" "he slept well" "a well-argued thesis" "a well-planned party"

Related terms: ill combining_form
8. [ noun ] that which is good or valuable or useful
Synonyms: goodness

: "weigh the good against the bad" "among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization"

Related terms: bad bad quality benefit wisdom better optimum better desirability worthiness
9. [ adjective ] promoting or enhancing well-being
Synonyms: beneficial

"an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries" "the beneficial effects of a temperate climate" "the experience was good for her"

Related terms: advantageous
10. [ adjective ] agreeable or pleasing

"we all had a good time" "good manners"

Related terms: nice
11. [ adjective ] superior to the average
Synonyms: fine

"in fine spirits" "a fine student" "made good grades" "morale was good" "had good weather for the parade"

Related terms: superior
12. [ adverb ] in a complete and thorough manner
Synonyms: thoroughly soundly

"he was soundly defeated" (`good' is used informally for `thoroughly' as in "we beat him good")

Related terms: colloquialism exhaustive sound sound
13. [ adjective ] of moral excellence
Synonyms: virtuous upright just

"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

Related terms: righteous
14. [ adjective ] thorough

"had a good workout" "gave the house a good cleaning"

Related terms: complete
15. [ adjective ] with or in a close or intimate relationship
Synonyms: dear near

"a good friend" "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"

Related terms: close
16. [ adjective ] having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
Synonyms: proficient skillful expert adept practiced skilful

"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"

Related terms: skilled
17. [ adjective ] having or showing or arising from a desire to promote the welfare or happiness of others
Synonyms: benevolent

"his benevolent smile" "a benevolent nature"

Related terms: malevolent good-hearted good-hearted kind charitable beneficent benevolence
18. [ adjective ] most suitable or right for a particular purpose
Synonyms: ripe right

"a good time to plant tomatoes" "the right time to act" "the time is ripe for great sociological changes"

Related terms: opportune
19. [ adjective ] exerting force or influence
Synonyms: in_effect effective in_force

"the law is effective immediately" "a warranty good for two years" "the law is already in effect (or in force)"

Related terms: operative
20. [ adjective ] financially sound
Synonyms: safe secure dependable

"a good investment" "a secure investment"

Related terms: sound
21. [ adjective ] resulting favorably
Synonyms: well

"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"

Related terms: fortunate
22. [ adjective ] used of clothing
Synonyms: Sunday Sunday-go-to-meeting go-to-meeting

"my good clothes" "her Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes"

Related terms: best
23. [ adjective ] appealing to the mind
Synonyms: serious

"good music" "a serious book"

Related terms: intellectual
24. [ adjective ] in excellent physical condition
Synonyms: sound

"good teeth" "I still have one good leg" "a sound mind in a sound body"

Related terms: healthy
25. [ adjective ] capable of pleasing

"good looks"

Related terms: pleasing
26. [ adjective ] tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health
Synonyms: salutary beneficial

"beneficial effects of a balanced diet" "a good night's sleep" "the salutary influence of pure air"

Related terms: healthful
27. [ adjective ] feeling healthy and free of aches and pains

"I feel good"

Related terms: well
28. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 951
29. [ adjective ] not forged

"a good dollar bill"

Related terms: genuine
30. [ adjective ] not left to spoil
Synonyms: unspoilt unspoiled

"the meat is still good"

Related terms: fresh
31. [ adjective ] generally admired

"good taste"

Related terms: discriminating
Similar spelling:   Goody