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        2. English Thesaurus
          1?(adjective)?
          Definition
          positive moral qualities
          You should read this book – it's really good.
          Synonyms
          ,
          great (informal)
          It's a great film; you must see it.
          , ,
          pleasing
          a pleasing personality
          ,
          capital (old-fashioned)
          They had a capital time in London.
          ,
          choice
          The finest array of choicest foods is to be found within their Food Hall.
          ,
          crucial (slang)
          , ,
          pleasant
          a pleasant surprise
          , ,
          first-class
          , ,
          splendid
          The book includes a wealth of splendid photographs.
          , ,
          superb
          a superb 18-hole golf course
          ,
          enjoyable
          the most enjoyable part of the holiday
          ,
          awesome (slang)
          ,
          dope (slang)
          ,
          sick (slang)
          ,
          world-class
          He was determined to become a world-class tennis player.
          ,
          admirable
          The film tells its story with admirable economy.
          , ,
          super (informal)
          We had a super time.
          ,
          pleasurable
          the most pleasurable experience of the evening
          ,
          wicked (slang)
          ,
          bad (slang)
          ,
          first-rate
          They were dealing with a first-rate professional.
          ,
          tiptop
          ,
          bitchin' (US, slang)
          ,
          booshit (Australian, slang)
          ,
          exo (Australian, slang)
          ,
          sik (Australian, slang)
          ,
          rad (informal)
          ,
          phat (slang)
          ,
          schmick (Australian, informal)
          The band launch their schmick new CD next week.
          ,
          beaut (informal)
          ,
          barrie (Scottish, slang)
          ,
          belting (British, slang)
          ,
          pearler (Australian, slang)
          Opposites
          2?(adjective)?
          He enjoys good food and fine wine.
          Synonyms
          fine
          This is a fine book.
          ,
          excellent
          We complimented him on doing an excellent job.
          ,
          superior
          He's got a superior car, and it's easy to win races that way.
          ,
          first-class
          , ,
          Opposites
          , , ,
          bad quality
          3?(adjective)?
          Definition
          competent or talented
          He is very good at his job.
          Synonyms
          proficient
          Many Egyptians are proficient in foreign languages.
          ,
          able
          They are bright, intelligent, able and confident.
          ,
          skilled
          skilled workers, such as plumbers
          ,
          capable
          She's a very capable administrator.
          ,
          expert
          The faces of the waxworks are modelled by expert sculptors.
          ,
          talented
          He is a talented pianist.
          ,
          efficient
          a highly efficient worker
          ,
          clever
          My father was very clever with his hands.
          ,
          accomplished
          one of the most accomplished authors of our time
          , ,
          first-class
          ,
          satisfactory
          I never got a satisfactory answer.
          ,
          competent
          He was a loyal and very competent civil servant.
          , ,
          tasty (British, informal)
          ,
          adept
          He is an adept guitar player.
          , ,
          adroit
          She is a remarkably adroit politician.
          ,
          dexterous
          the composer's dextrous manipulation of pauses and silence
          Opposites
          4?(adjective)?
          Biotechnology should be good news for developing countries.
          Synonyms
          positive
          He said that the agreement could be a positive sign.
          , ,
          favourable
          favourable weather conditions
          , ,
          auspicious
          His career had an auspicious start.
          ,
          propitious
          the most propitious moment to launch the campaign
          Opposites
          5?(adjective)?
          They thought it was a good idea to make some offenders do community service.
          Synonyms
          sensible
          It might be sensible to get a solicitor.
          , ,
          wise
          She had made a very wise decision.
          ,
          valuable
          The experience was very valuable.
          , ,
          worthwhile
          The study did not produce any worthwhile results.
          , , ,
          prudent
          We believed ours was the prudent and responsible course of action.
          , , ,
          judicious
          The President authorizes the judicious use of military force.
          ,
          well-thought-out
          ,
          well-reasoned
          6?(adjective)?
          I think it's good that some people are going.
          Synonyms
          desirable
          Prolonged negotiation was not desirable.
          ,
          pleasing
          a pleasing view
          ,
          positive
          Working abroad should be a positive experience.
          ,
          productive
          a productive relationship
          ,
          satisfying
          I find wood carving satisfying.
          , ,
          constructive
          Both men described the talks as frank, friendly and constructive.
          ,
          gratifying
          ,
          7?(adjective)?
          I have a fairly good idea of what's going on.
          Synonyms
          clear
          It is important to be clear on what the author is saying here.
          ,
          correct
          The information was correct at the time of going to press.
          ,
          accurate
          a more accurate description of the terrain
          ,
          exact
          I can't remember the exact words he used.
          ,
          precise
          We will never know the precise details of his death.
          ,
          definite
          It's too soon to give a definite answer.
          8?(adjective)?
          I got a good price for the house.
          Synonyms
          profitable
          Car manufacturing is the most profitable business in America.
          ,
          fair
          He had a fair command of English.
          ,
          reasonable
          The boy answered him in reasonable French.
          ,
          adequate
          One in four people are without adequate homes.
          ,
          lucrative
          Many of them have found lucrative jobs in private security firms.
          9?(adjective)?
          Definition
          beneficial
          Rain water was once considered to be good for the complexion.
          Synonyms
          beneficial
          vitamins which are beneficial to health
          ,
          useful
          The police gained useful information about the organisation.
          ,
          healthy
          a healthy diet
          ,
          helpful
          It is often helpful to have someone with you when you get bad news.
          , ,
          wholesome
          The food was filling and wholesome.
          ,
          advantageous
          Free exchange of goods was advantageous to all.
          ,
          salutary
          Going to therapy was a salutary experience.
          ,
          salubrious
          your salubrious lochside hotel
          Opposites
          10?(adjective)?
          Definition
          morally excellent
          The president is a good man.
          Synonyms
          honourable
          I believe she is an honourable person.
          ,
          moral
          The committee members are moral, competent people.
          ,
          worthy
          worthy members of the community
          ,
          ethical
          Would it be ethical to lie to save a person's life?
          ,
          upright
          a very upright, trustworthy man
          , ,
          honest
          My dad was the most honest man I have ever met.
          ,
          righteous
          She concluded that it was impossible to find one righteous person.
          ,
          exemplary
          He showed outstanding and exemplary courage in the face of danger.
          ,
          right
          It's not right, leaving her like this.
          ,
          virtuous
          The president is portrayed as a virtuous family man.
          , , ,
          praiseworthy
          praiseworthy efforts
          ,
          estimable
          an estimable cricket team with two members holding world records
          Opposites
          11?(adjective)?
          Definition
          obedient or well-behaved
          The children have been very good all day.
          Synonyms
          well-behaved
          The children have been surprisingly well-behaved all day.
          ,
          seemly
          It wasn't seemly for them to be seen together.
          ,
          mannerly
          He was gentle of speech, mannerly and concerned about impressions.
          ,
          proper
          In those days it was not thought proper for a woman to be on the stage.
          ,
          polite
          He was a quiet and very polite young man.
          ,
          orderly
          The organizers guided them in orderly fashion out of the building.
          , , ,
          decorous
          The politician was wearing a suitably decorous expression.
          ,
          well-mannered
          She is a well-mannered, polite child.
          Opposites
          12?(adjective)?
          Definition
          kindly or generous
          It's very good of you to help out at such short notice.
          Synonyms
          kind
          He was a very kind man, full of common sense.
          ,
          kindly
          He was a stern critic but an extremely kindly man.
          ,
          friendly
          He has been friendly to me.
          ,
          obliging
          He was a most polite and obliging young man.
          ,
          charitable
          Some people take a less charitable view of his behaviour.
          ,
          humane
          Their aim is for a more just and humane society.
          ,
          gracious
          He is always a gracious host.
          ,
          benevolent
          a most benevolent employer
          ,
          merciful
          We can only hope the court is merciful.
          ,
          beneficent
          In 1909 nuns were running more than 1,000 beneficent institutions.
          ,
          well-disposed
          ,
          kind-hearted
          He was a warm, generous and kind-hearted man.
          Opposites
          mean (informal)
          , , , , ,
          13?(adjective)?
          Everyone was in a pretty good mood.
          Synonyms
          cheerful
          The room is bright and cheerful.
          ,
          happy
          I'm just happy to be back running.
          ,
          pleasant
          He was most anxious to seem agreeable and pleasant.
          ,
          agreeable
          I've gone out of my way to be agreeable to his friends.
          ,
          congenial
          The food at the party was excellent, and the company congenial.
          ,
          convivial
          Enjoy simple but satisfying food in the bistro's convivial atmosphere.
          14?(adjective)?
          Definition
          reliable or recommended
          She's been a good friend to me over the years.
          Synonyms
          true
          I allowed myself to acknowledge my true feelings.
          ,
          real
          No, it wasn't a dream. It was real.
          ,
          genuine
          They are convinced the painting is genuine.
          ,
          proper
          Two out of five people do not have a proper job.
          ,
          reliable
          She was efficient and reliable.
          ,
          dependable
          He was a good friend and a dependable companion.
          ,
          sound
          They are trained nutritionists who can give sound advice on diets.
          ,
          trustworthy
          He is a trustworthy, level-headed teacher.
          ,
          dinkum (Australian, New Zealand, informal)
          He was a fair dinkum bloke with no pretensions.
          15?(adjective)?
          Definition
          fairly large, extensive, or long
          The film lasts a good two and a half hours.
          Synonyms
          full
          Full details will be sent to you.
          ,
          long
          Her legs were long and thin.
          ,
          whole
          I have now read the whole book.
          ,
          complete
          the complete works of Shakespeare
          ,
          entire
          Treatment is more effective if the entire family is involved.
          ,
          solid
          Some solid evidence was what was required.
          ,
          extensive
          The story generated extensive comment on social media.
          Opposites
          16?(adjective)?
          Definition
          complete or thorough
          A good number of people agree with me.
          Synonyms
          considerable
          We have already spent a considerable amount of money on repairs.
          ,
          large
          In a large room about a dozen children are sitting on the carpet.
          ,
          substantial
          That is a very substantial improvement in the current situation.
          ,
          sufficient
          There was not sufficient evidence to secure a conviction.
          ,
          adequate
          an amount adequate to purchase another house
          ,
          ample
          He was asleep with his arms crossed on his ample stomach.
          17?(adjective)?
          Can you think of one good reason why I should tell you?
          Synonyms
          valid
          For foreign holidays you will need a valid passport.
          , , ,
          legitimate
          They have demanded the restoration of the legitimate government.
          ,
          authentic
          patterns for making authentic border-style clothing
          ,
          persuasive
          a persuasive argument against reform
          , ,
          bona fide
          We are happy to donate to bona fide charitable causes.
          Opposites
          18?(adjective)?
          Definition
          newest or of the best quality
          Try not to get paint on your good clothes.
          Synonyms
          best
          He was the best player in the world for most of the 1950s.
          ,
          newest
          , ,
          finest
          ,
          nicest
          ,
          smartest
          , ,
          most valuable
          ,
          most precious
          19?(adjective)?
          If the weather's good tomorrow, we'll go for a picnic.
          Synonyms
          sunny
          The weather was surprisingly warm and sunny.
          ,
          clear
          Most places will be dry with clear skies.
          ,
          fair
          Weather conditions were fair.
          ,
          bright
          the bright winter sky
          ,
          calm
          The normally calm waters of Mururoa lagoon heaved and frothed.
          ,
          mild
          The area is famous for its mild winters.
          ,
          clement
          The area is usually known for its clement weather.
          ,
          halcyon
          The next day dawned sunny with a halcyon blue sky.
          ,
          balmy
          a balmy summer's evening
          ,
          cloudless
          ,
          sunshiny
          20?(adjective)?
          Is this fish still good, or has it gone off?
          Synonyms
          edible
          Are these mushrooms edible?
          ,
          untainted
          ,
          uncorrupted
          ,
          eatable
          The haggis was eatable, rather like unflavoured mince.
          ,
          fit to eat
          Opposites
          21?(adjective)?
          Definition
          appropriate or opportune
          Is this a good time for us to discuss our plans?
          Synonyms
          convenient
          She will try to arrange a mutually convenient time for an interview.
          ,
          timely
          These outbreaks are a timely reminder that the disease persists.
          ,
          fitting
          The President's address was a fitting end to the campaign.
          ,
          fit
          You're not fit to be in charge of this company.
          ,
          appropriate
          It is appropriate that Irish names dominate the list.
          ,
          suitable
          She had no other dress suitable for the occasion.
          ,
          well-timed
          One well-timed word from you may be all it takes to change his mind.
          ,
          opportune (formal)
          I have arrived at a very opportune moment.
          Opposites
          ,
          unfitting
          , , ,
          unbefitting
          1?(noun)?
          Definition
          advantage or benefit
          I'm only doing all this for your own good.
          Synonyms
          benefit
          I'm a great believer in the benefits of this form of therapy.
          ,
          interest
          Did the Directors act in the best interests of their club?
          ,
          gain
          He buys art solely for financial gain.
          ,
          advantage
          A good crowd will be a definite advantage to the team.
          ,
          use
          There's no use you asking me any more questions about that.
          ,
          service
          We were delighted to be of service.
          ,
          profit
          They saw little profit in risking their lives to capture the militants.
          ,
          welfare
          Above all we must consider the welfare of the children.
          , ,
          avail
          His efforts were to no avail.
          ,
          usefulness
          His interest lay in the usefulness of his work.
          ,
          wellbeing
          Opposites
          , , , ,
          ill-fortune
          2?(noun)?
          Definition
          positive moral qualities
          Good and evil may co-exist within one family.
          Synonyms
          virtue
          His mother was held up to the family as a paragon of virtue.
          ,
          goodness
          He retains his faith in human goodness.
          ,
          righteousness
          adopting a tone of moral righteousness
          ,
          worth
          Her boss did not appreciate her true worth until she quit.
          ,
          merit
          Box-office success mattered more than artistic merit.
          ,
          excellence
          a school once noted for its academic excellence
          ,
          morality
          an effort to preserve traditional morality
          ,
          probity (formal)
          a woman renowned for her moral probity
          ,
          rectitude
          people of the utmost rectitude
          ,
          uprightness
          a contest in which courage and uprightness win through
          Opposites

          phrase

          See for good

          idioms

          See in good part

          Quotations

          Mostly, we are good when it makes sense. A good society is one that makes sense of being good [Ian McEwanEnduring Love]
          Being good is just a matter of temperament in the end [Iris MurdochThe Nice and the Good]No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand [Bertolt BrechtThe Good Woman of Setzuan]`For your own good' is a persuasive argument that will eventually make a man agree to his own destruction [Janet FrameFaces in the Water]No people do so much harm as those who go about doing good [Bishop Mandell CreightonLife]Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame [Alexander PopeEpilogue to the Satires]

          Additional synonyms

          in the sense of able
          Definition
          capable or talented
          They are bright, intelligent, able and confident.
          in the sense of accomplished
          Definition
          expert or proficient
          one of the most accomplished authors of our time
          in the sense of accurate
          a more accurate description of the terrain

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