adjective good–na·tured \-ˈnā-chərd\

: friendly, pleasant, or cheerful

Full Definition of GOOD-NATURED

:  of a pleasant and cooperative disposition
good–na·tured·ly adverb
good–na·tured·ness noun

First Known Use of GOOD-NATURED


Synonym Discussion of GOOD-NATURED

amiable, good-natured, obliging, complaisant mean having the desire or disposition to please. amiable implies having qualities that make one liked and easy to deal with <an amiable teacher not easily annoyed>. good-natured implies cheerfulness or helpfulness and sometimes a willingness to be imposed upon <a good-natured girl who was always willing to pitch in>. obliging stresses a friendly readiness to be helpful <our obliging innkeeper found us a bigger room>. complaisant often implies passivity or a yielding to others because of weakness <was too complaisant to protest a decision he thought unfair>.
GOOD-NATURED Defined for Kids


adjective good–na·tured \ˈgd-ˈnā-chərd\

Definition of GOOD-NATURED for Kids

:  having or showing a pleasant disposition
good–na·tured·ly adverb


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