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Meaning of GOOD-NATURED

Pronunciation:  'gûd'neychurd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  having an easygoing and cheerful disposition; "too good-natured to resent a little criticism"; "the good-natured policeman on our block"; "the sounds of good-natured play"
 

GOOD-NATURED is a 12 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: amiable, equable, even-tempered, good-humored, good-humoured, good-tempered, placid
 
 Antonyms: ill-natured
 
 See Also: agreeable, kind, pleasant

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Good`-na"tured\, a.
Naturally mild in temper; not easily provoked.

Syn: {Good-natured}, {Good-tempered}, {Good-humored}.

Usage: Good-natured denotes a disposition to please and be
       pleased. Good-tempered denotes a habit of mind which
       is not easily ruffied by provocations or other
       disturbing influences. Good-humored is applied to a
       spirit full of ease and cheerfulness, as displayed in
       one's outward deportment and in social intercourse. A
       good-natured man recommends himself to all by the
       spirit which governs him. A good-humored man
       recommends himself particularly as a companion. A
       good-tempered man is rarely betrayed into anything
       which can disturb the serenity of the social circle.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: acquiescent, affable, agreeable, altruistic, amiable, amicable, benevolent, bonhomous, charitable, cheerful, complaisant, compliant, considerate, cooperative, cordial, courteous, easy, easygoing, easy-natured, equable, friendly, generous, genial, gentle, good-hearted, good-humored, good-tempered, gracious, kind, kindly, lenient, mellow, mild, nice, obliging, pleasant, sweet, sweet-tempered, tolerant, warm, warm-hearted, well-natured, willing
 

 

 

 

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