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goodly

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adjective good·ly \ˈgu̇d-lē\

Simple Definition of goodly

  • : large in size or amount

Full Definition of goodly

good·li·ergood·li·est

  1. 1 :  pleasantly attractive

  2. 2 :  significantly large :  considerable <a goodly number>

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>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of goodly

before 12th century


GOODLY Defined for Kids

goodly

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adjective good·ly \ˈgu̇d-lē\

Definition of goodly

good·li·ergood·li·est

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

  2. 2 :  large, considerable <a goodly amount>





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