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  Definition of good
  1. moral excellence or admirableness; "there is much good to be found in people"
  2. 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"
  3. benefit; "for your own good"; "what''s the good of worrying?"
  4. 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"
  5. having the normally expected amount; "gives full measure"; "gives good measure"; "a good mile from here"
  6. having or showing or arising from a desire to promote the welfare or happiness of others; "his benevolent smile"; "a benevolent nature"
  7. with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"
  8. thorough; "had a good workout"; "gave the house a good cleaning"
  9. generally admired; "good taste"
  10. exerting force or influence; "the law is effective immediately"; "a warranty good for two years"; "the law is already in effect (or in force)"
  11. 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"
  12. not left to spoil; "the meat is still good"
  13. not forged; "a good dollar bill"
  14. 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 p
  15. morally admirable
  16. 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"
  17. in excellent physical condition; "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body"
  18. appealing to the mind; "good music"; "a serious book"
  19. agreeable or pleasing; "we all had a good time"; "good manners"
  20. 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"
  21. capable of pleasing; "good looks"
  22. deserving of esteem and respect; "all respectable companies give guarantees"; "ruined the family''s good name"
  23. 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
  24. 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 b
  25. financially sound; "a good investment"; "a secure investment"
  26. superior to the average; "in fine spirits"; "a fine student"; "made good grades"; "morale was good"; "had good weather for the parade"
  27. (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good'' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well''); "the children behaved well"; "a task well done"; "the party went well"; "he slept well"; "a well-ar
  28. in a complete and thorough manner (`good'' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly''); "he was soundly defeated"; "we beat him good"
Similar Words: goodness, beneficial, full, benevolent, dear, near, effective, in effect(p), in force(p), well(p), unspoiled, unspoilt, salutary, sound, serious, right, ripe, estimable, honorable, respectable, just, upright, virtuous, adept, expert, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilful, dependable, safe, secure, fine, well, thoroughly, soundly


See Also: beneficent, charitable, kind, best, better, favorable, favourable, obedient, respectable, moral, right, righteous, virtuous, worthy


Hyponyms: kindness, beneficence, benignity, benignancy, graciousness, virtue, virtuousness, moral excellence, saintliness, summum bonum, worthiness, desirability, desirableness, benefit, welfare, better, optimum, wisdom, wiseness, soundness, common good, commonweal


Pertainyms: sound, exhaustive, thorough, thoroughgoing


Attributes: benevolence, quality, goodness


Language Translations:
Arabic: الخير   Bulgarian: добро  
Catalan: bo   Croatian: dobar and dobro and ukusan and zdrav  
Danish: god and godhed and sund   Dutch: goed  
Finnish: hyvä and mukava   French: bon  
German: das Gute and gut   Greek: καλός  
Hebrew: טוב   Hindi: अच्छा and उत्तम  
Hungarian:   Icelandic: góður  
Indonesian: baik   Interlingua: ben  
Italian: bene   Korean: 착함  
Latin: bonum and bonus   Latvian: gards and labais and labs  
Lithuanian: geras   Novial: bonu  
Polish: dobro and dobry   Portuguese: bem  
Romanian: bine   Russian: добро and хороший  
Serbian: : pouzdana and dobar and dobro and godan and godno and pouzdano and spretan and ukusno   Slovene: dober and dobro  
Spanish: bien and bueno   Swahili: uzuri  
Swedish: bra and god and godhet   Tagalog: mabuti  
Turkish: iyi   Welsh: da  
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