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