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goodly

adjective good·ly \ˈgd-lē\

: large in size or amount

good·li·ergood·li·est

Full Definition of GOODLY

1
:  pleasantly attractive
2
:  significantly large :  considerable <a goodly number>
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Examples of GOODLY

  1. <$10,000 is a goodly reward to offer for a missing wedding ring>
  2. <a goodly number of people gathered to watch the spectacle>

First Known Use of GOODLY

before 12th century
GOODLIEST Defined for Kids

goodly

adjective good·ly \ˈgd-lē\
good·li·ergood·li·est

Definition of GOODLY for Kids

1
:  of pleasing appearance <But after a while she finds that beneath this goodly exterior, all is vanity … — Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer>
2
:  large, considerable <a goodly amount>

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