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  1. [adverb] (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-argued thesis"; "a well-planned party"; "the baby can walk pretty good"
    Synonyms: well

  2. [adverb] in a complete and thorough manner (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly'); "he was soundly defeated"; "we beat him good"
    Synonyms: thoroughly, soundly

  3. [noun] benefit; "for your own good"; "what's the good of worrying?"

  4. [noun] moral excellence or admirableness; "there is much good to be found in people"
    Synonyms: ness

  5. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: ness

  6. [adjective] 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"

  7. [adjective] having the normally expected amount; "gives full measure"; "gives good measure"; "a good mile from here"
    Synonyms: full

  8. [adjective] morally admirable

  9. [adjective] deserving of esteem and respect; "all respectable companies give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name"
    Synonyms: estimable, honorable, respectable

  10. [adjective] 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"
    Synonyms: beneficial

  11. [adjective] superior to the average; "in fine spirits"; "a fine student"; "made good grades"; "morale was good"; "had good weather for the parade"
    Synonyms: fine

  12. [adjective] agreeable or pleasing; "we all had a good time"; "good manners"

  13. [adjective] 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
    Synonyms: just, upright, virtuous

  14. [adjective] 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"
    Synonyms: adept, expert, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilful

  15. [adjective] thorough; "had a good workout"; "gave the house a good cleaning"

  16. [adjective] with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"
    Synonyms: dear, near

  17. [adjective] having or showing or arising from a desire to promote the welfare or happiness of others; "his benevolent smile"; "a benevolent nature"
    Synonyms: benevolent

  18. [adjective] financially sound; "a good investment"; "a secure investment"
    Synonyms: dependable, safe, secure

  19. [adjective] 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"
    Synonyms: right, ripe

  20. [adjective] 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"
    Synonyms: well

  21. [adjective] exerting force or influence; "the law is effective immediately"; "a warranty good for two years"; "the law is already in effect (or in force)"
    Synonyms: effective, in effect, in force

  22. [adjective] feeling healthy and free of aches and pains; "I feel good"

  23. [adjective] capable of pleasing; "good looks"

  24. [adjective] appealing to the mind; "good music"; "a serious book"
    Synonyms: serious

  25. [adjective] in excellent physical condition; "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body"
    Synonyms: sound

  26. [adjective] 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"
    Synonyms: beneficial, salutary

  27. [adjective] not forged; "a good dollar bill"

  28. [adjective] not left to spoil; "the meat is still good"
    Synonyms: unspoiled, unspoilt

  29. [adjective] generally admired; "good taste"


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