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good

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of good

  1. 1 something that provides happiness or does good for a person or thing <let us praise God, from Whom all goods flow> Synonyms benediction, benefit, boon, felicity, godsend, blessing, manna, windfallRelated Words grace, mercy; favor, kindness, mitzvah; advantage, aid, assistance, gift, help, relief, support; anodyne, comfort, consolation, solace; bonus, extra, lagniappe; delight, joy, pleasureNear Antonyms hex, hoodoo, jinx; bother, irritant, nuisance, pest; disadvantage; cross, misery, trial, tribulationAntonyms affliction, bane, curse, evil, plague, scourge

  2. 2 the state of doing well especially in relation to one's happiness or success <I am doing this for your own good> Synonyms welfare, interest, weal, well-beingRelated Words fortune, prosperity, prosperousness, success, successfulness; fitness, health, healthiness, robustness, soundness, wellness, wholeness, wholesomeness; bliss, felicity, happiness, joy; advantage, benefit, gain, sake; content, contentedness, gratification, satisfactionNear Antonyms unhealthiness, unsoundness; misery, sadness, suffering, unhappiness, wretchednessAntonyms ill-being

  3. 3 goods pl  products that are bought and sold in business <had a hard time selling leftover Easter goods that were still on the shelves by Mother's Day> Synonyms commodities, goods, waresRelated Words line; export, import; inventory, staples, stock, stuff, supply; job lot; domestics, durables (also durable goods), hard goods

  4. 4 goods pl  a skill, an ability, or knowledge that makes a person able to do a particular job <the hiring committee thinks this latest applicant really has the goods> Synonyms capability, credentials, goods, stuffRelated Words command, expertise, know-how, mastership, mastery, proficiency; ability, capacity, competence, competency, facility, faculty; aptitude, endowment, flair, genius, gift, knack, talent; forte, long suit, métier (also metier), specialism, speciality, specialty, strong suit; fitness, suitability, suitableness; makings, potentiality

  5. 5 goods pl  transportable items that one owns <before moving to Florida, the couple sold their house and auctioned off their household goods> Synonyms belongings, chattels, duds, effects, gear, goods, holdings, movables (or moveables), paraphernalia, personal effects, personal property, personalty, plunder [chiefly dialect], stuff, thingsRelated Words treasures, valuables; appointments, fixtures, furnishings; estate, property, tangibles; collateralNear Antonyms immovables, real estate




good

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of good

  1. 1 based on sound reasoning or information <had enough information to make a good assessment of the situation> Synonyms commonsense, commonsensible, commonsensical, firm, hard, informed, just, justified, levelheaded, logical, rational, reasonable, reasoned, sensible, sober, solid, valid, well-founded Related Words actual, real, true; certain, sure; certified, validated, verified; confirmed, corroborated, substantiated; cogent, convincing; colorable, credible, plausible Near Antonyms unsubstantiated, unsupported, unwarranted; flimsy, implausible, unconvincing, weak; fallacious, false, misguided, misled Antonyms groundless, illogical, invalid, irrational, nonrational, nonsensical, nonvalid, unfounded, uninformed, unjustified, unreasonable, unreasoned, unsound

  2. 2 conforming to a high standard of morality or virtue <a good person who seldom did wrong> <good behavior will earn you the respect of others> Synonyms all right, decent, ethical, honest, honorable, just, moral, nice, right, righteous, right-minded, straight, true, upright, virtuous Related Words correct, decorous, proper, seemly; high-minded, noble, principled; commendable, creditable, exemplary, legitimate; esteemed, law-abiding, menschy, reputable, respected, upstanding, worthy; blameless, clean, guiltless, immaculate, incorrupt (also incorrupted), incorruptible, innocent, inoffensive, irreproachable, unobjectionable; angelic (or angelical), lily-white, pure, scrupulous, spotless, uncorrupted, unerring; goody-goody, moralistic, pharisaical, rectitudinous, sanctimonious, self-righteous Near Antonyms improper, incorrect, indecorous, naughty, unbecoming, unseemly; corrupt, debased, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dissolute, libertine, perverted, reprobate; unprincipled, unscrupulous; atrocious, infamous, villainous; base, low, mean, vicious, vile; blameworthy, objectionable, offensive; iniquitous, nefarious; errant, erring, fallen Antonyms bad, black, dishonest, dishonorable, evil, evil-minded, immoral, indecent, sinful, unethical, unrighteous, wicked, wrong

  3. 3 according to the rules of logic <you don't need a good reason to stop doing that—it's because I said so> Synonyms analytic (or analytical), coherent, consequent, logical, rational, reasonable, sensible, sound, valid, well-founded, well-groundedRelated Words a posteriori, a priori, syllogistic; cognitive, empirical (also empiric); defendable, defensible, justifiable, maintainable, supportable, sustainable, tenableNear Antonyms casuistic (or casuistical), eristic (also eristical), fallacious, misleading, sophistic (or sophistical), specious; unarticulated; unscientific; absurd, cockeyed, crazy, daffy, fatuous, half-baked, half-witted, harebrained, insane, loony (also looney), mad, nonsensical, nutty, preposterous, simpleminded, stupid, weak-minded, witless; senseless, thoughtless; uncompelling, unconvincingAntonyms illegitimate, illogical, incoherent, inconsequent, inconsequential, invalid, irrational, unreasonable, unsound, weak

  4. 4 being to one's liking <that band's music is good> Synonyms agreeable, all right, alright, copacetic (also copasetic or copesetic), ducky, fine, satisfactory, hunky-dory, jake [slang], OK (or okay), palatableRelated Words delectable, delicious, delightful, dreamy, felicitous, gratifying, nice, pleasant, pleasing, scrumptious, welcome; acceptable, adequate, decent, passable, tolerableNear Antonyms bad, deficient, inferior, lousy, poor, punk, substandard, unacceptable, wanting, wretched; mediocre, middling, second-class, second-rateAntonyms disagreeable, unsatisfactory

  5. 5 expressing approval <gave the restaurant a good review> Synonyms admiring, applauding, appreciative, approbatory, approving, commendatory, complimentary, friendly, favorable, positiveRelated Words accepting, warm; encomiastic, eulogistic, flattering, hagiographic (also hagiographical), laudative, laudatory, panegyrical, praiseful; respectful, supportive, sympathetic; adoring, adulatory, idolizing, worshipful, worshipping (also worshiping); advisory, recommendatoryNear Antonyms captious, carping, caviling (or cavilling), censuring, critical, faultfinding, hypercritical, overcritical; belittling, contemptuous, disdainful, disparaging, scornful, slightingAntonyms adverse, depreciative, depreciatory, derogatory, disapproving, inappreciative, negative, unappreciative, uncomplimentary, unfavorable, unflattering, unfriendly

  6. 6 firm in one's allegiance to someone or something <a good Democrat who wouldn't dream of voting for a Republican candidate> Synonyms constant, dedicated, devoted, devout, down-the-line, fast, faithful, loyal, pious, staunch (also stanch), steadfast, steady, true, true-blueRelated Words dependable, dutiful, reliable, responsible, solid, tried, tried-and-true, trustworthy, trusty; unfaltering, unhesitating, unwavering; determined, intent, resolute; confirmed, dyed-in-the-wool, inveterate, sworn; ardent, avid, enthusiastic, fervent, fervid, gung ho, impassioned, passionate, seriousNear Antonyms irresponsible, undependable, unreliable, untrustworthy; faltering, hesitant, vacillating, wavering; dubious, irresolute, shaky, uncertain; apathetic, dispassionate, uninterestedAntonyms disloyal, faithless, false, fickle, inconstant, perfidious, recreant, traitorous, treacherous, unfaithful, untrue

  7. 7 giving pleasure or contentment to the mind or senses <we had a good time at the movies> Synonyms agreeable, blessed (also blest), congenial, darling, delectable, delicious, delightful, delightsome, dreamy, dulcet, enjoyable, felicitous, pleasant, grateful, gratifying, heavenly, jolly, luscious, nice, palatable, pleasing, pleasurable, pretty, satisfying, savory (also savoury), sweet, tasty, welcomeRelated Words alluring, attractive, desirable, enviable, inviting, relishable, tempting; charming, enchanting, fascinating; calming, comforting, soothing; amusing, diverting, entertaining, recreative; affable, amiable, cheerful, cheery, comfortable, gemütlich, genial, goodly, good-natured, gracious, hospitable, kindly, personable; blissful, felicific, glad, happy, joyous; elating, exhilarating, intoxicating; ecstatic, euphoric, nirvanic, rapturousNear Antonyms abominable, ghastly, god-awful, hellish, horrid, miserable, wretched; bilious, disgusting, distasteful, obnoxious, offensive, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revulsive, unsavory, vile, yucky (also yukky); abhorrent, detestable, hateful, odious; boring, commonplace, dull, flat, insipid, irksome, stale, tedious; displeasing, dissatisfying; depressing, disheartening, dismal, dreary, gloomy, heartbreaking, heartrending, joyless, lachrymose, sad, unhappy; deplorable, doleful, dolorous, lamentable, lugubrious, mournful, regrettable, sorrowful, tragic (also tragical); aggravating, annoying, exasperating, irritating, peeving, perturbing, vexing; forbidding; hostile, intimidating; angering, enraging, incensing, inflaming (also enflaming), infuriating, maddening, outraging, rankling, riling; distressing, disturbing, upsettingAntonyms disagreeable, pleasureless, unpalatable, unpleasant, unwelcome

  8. 8 having or showing exceptional knowledge, experience, or skill in a field of endeavor <he's good at math> Synonyms accomplished, ace, adept, compleat, complete, consummate, crack, crackerjack, educated, experienced, expert, proficient, great, master, masterful, masterly, practiced (also practised), professed, skilled, skillful, versed, veteran, virtuosoRelated Words adroit, clever, deft, dexterous (also dextrous), handy, slick, sure-handed; gifted, talented; polished, refined; effective, effectual, efficient, workmanlike; able, capable, competent, employable, fit, fitted, habile, qualified; educated, knowledgeable, schooled, taught, trained, tutored; all-around (also all-round), well-rounded; long-term, old; multiskilled, multitalentedNear Antonyms incapable, incompetent, inept, unable, unfit, unfitted, unqualified, weak; artless, crude, rude; ineffective, ineffectual, inefficient; talentless, ungifted, untalented; ignorant, unschooled, untaught, untrained, untutored; beginning, green, inexperienced, new, raw, unseasoned, untested, untried, would-be; primitive, rough, unpolished; awkward, clumsy, ham-fisted, ham-handed, heavy-handedAntonyms amateur, amateurish, inexperienced, inexpert, jackleg, unprofessional, unseasoned, unskilled, unskillful

  9. 9 having sufficient worth or merit to receive one's honor, esteem, or reward <she is good enough to win a fellowship> Synonyms deserving, worthy, meritoriousRelated Words admirable, commendable, creditable, laudable, praiseworthy; invaluable, priceless; cherished, prized, treasured; choice, excellent, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, primary, prime, specialNear Antonyms base, cheap, inferior, second-rate, substandard; bad, defective, flawed, imperfect; deficient, inadequate, insufficient, unacceptable, unsatisfactoryAntonyms no-good, undeserving, valueless, worthless

  10. 10 having the required skills for an acceptable level of performance <that electrician is good at what he does> Synonyms able, capable, equal, fit, competent, qualified, suitableRelated Words accomplished, ace, adept, experienced, expert, master, masterful, masterly, practiced (also practised), proficient, seasoned, skilled, skillful, veteran; overqualified; prepared, schooled, trained; apt, ready, willing; all-around (also all-round), protean, versatileNear Antonyms inexperienced, inexpert, unseasoned, unskilled, unskillful; unprepared, unschooled, untrained; beginning, green, new, raw, untested, untriedAntonyms incompetent, inept, poor, unfit, unfitted, unqualified

  11. 11 meeting the requirements of a purpose or situation <those rotten apples aren't good to eat> Synonyms applicable, appropriate, apt, becoming, befitting, felicitous, fitted, fitting, fit, happy, meet, pretty, proper, right, suitableRelated Words condign, deserved, just, justified; needed, required, requisite; able, capable, competent, cut out, qualified, trained; pitch-perfect; acceptable, adequate, decent, kosher, satisfactory, serviceable, tolerable; correct, decorous, respectable, seemly; balanced, companionate, congruous, consonant, harmonious; rightfulNear Antonyms incapable, incompetent, inept, inexpert, unqualified, unskilled, unskillful, untrained; inadequate, intolerable, unacceptable, unsatisfactory; graceless, incorrect, indecorous; incompatible, uncongenialAntonyms improper, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, incongruous, indecent, infelicitous, malapropos, misbecoming, unapt, unbecoming, unbeseeming, unfit, unfitting, unhappy, unmeet, unseemly, unsuitable, wrong

  12. 12 sufficiently large in size, amount, or number to merit attention <had a good number of valuable baseball cards in his collection> Synonyms biggish, considerable, goodly, handsome, healthy, largish, major, respectable, significant, sizable (or sizeable), substantial, substantive, tidyRelated Words big, bulky, hefty, hulking, outsize (also outsized), oversize (or oversized), voluminous; astronomical (also astronomic), bumper, colossal, elephantine, enormous, gigantic, great, herculean, huge, immense, jumbo, king-size (or king-sized), mammoth, massive, monstrous, monumental, prodigious, titanic, tremendous, whoppingNear Antonyms measly, minute, paltry, petty, picayune, picayunish, piddling, puny, trifling, trivial, unimportant; marginal, meager (or meagre), slight; little, small, tiny, undersized (also undersize); bitty, diminutive, miniature, pint-size (or pint-sized), pocket, pocket-size (also pocket-sized), pygmy, smallishAntonyms inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, insubstantial, negligible, nominal

  13. 13 worthy of one's trust <a car that should be good for another few years> Synonyms calculable, dependable, reliable, responsible, safe, secure, solid, steady, sure, tried, tried-and-true, true, trustable, trustworthy, trustyRelated Words constant, devoted, faithful, fast, loyal, staunch (also stanch), steadfast, true-blue; honest, sincere, single-minded; infallible, unerring; bedrock, firm, sound, strong; effective, telling; attested, authenticated, confirmed, proven, valid, validated, verified; blameless, faultless, guiltless, impeccable, inerrant, irreproachable, unimpeachable, unquestionableNear Antonyms disloyal, faithless, false, fickle, inconstant, perfidious, recreant, traitorous, treacherous, unfaithful, untrue; deceitful, dishonest, lying, mendacious, untruthful; debatable, disputable, doubtable, doubtful, dubious, fishy, problematic (also problematical), questionable, shady, shaky, suspect, uncertain, unsound; hazardous, risky; unconfirmed, untriedAntonyms dodgy [chiefly British], uncertain, undependable, unreliable, unsafe, untrustworthy

  14. 14 being in agreement with the truth or a fact or a standard <if these measurements are good, the venetian blind should fit the window perfectly> Synonyms accurate, bang on [chiefly British], dead-on, exact, correct, on-target, precise, proper, right, so, spot-on, true, veraciousRelated Words legitimate, logical, sound, valid; errorless, faultless, flawless, impeccable, inerrant, infallible, letter-perfect, perfect; rigorous, strict, stringentNear Antonyms defective, faulty, flawed, imperfectAntonyms false, improper, inaccurate, incorrect, inexact, off, untrue, wrong

  15. 15 very pleasing to look at <an actress who always looks good on-screen> Synonyms aesthetic (also esthetic or aesthetical or esthetical), attractive, beauteous, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], comely, cute, drop-dead, fair, fetching, beautiful, good-looking, goodly, gorgeous, handsome, knockout, likely, lovely, lovesome, pretty, ravishing, seemly, sightly, stunning, taking, well-favoredRelated Words alluring, appealing, charming, cunning, delightful, engaging, fascinating, glamorous (also glamourous), prepossessing; elegant, exquisite, glorious, Junoesque, magnificent, resplendent, splendid, statuesque, sublime, superb; flawless, perfect, radiant; dainty, delicate; personable, pleasant, presentable; chocolate-box, prettyish; desirable, dishy, dollish, foxy, hot, luscious, nubile, pulchritudinous, seductive, sexy, tasty, toothsome, yummy; hunky, studly [slang]; arresting, eye-catching, flamboyant, flashy, glossy, showstopping, showy, slick, snazzy, splashy, striking, zingy; photogenic, telegenicNear Antonyms abhorrent, abominable, bad, disagreeable, disgusting, dreadful, foul, frightful, ghastly, horrible, loathsome, nasty, nauseating, objectionable, offensive, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting, shocking, sickening, terrible, vile; unappealing, unappetizing, unimposing, unpleasant, unprepossessing; frumpish, frumpy, unbecoming, unshapely; Gorgonian, haggish, witchyAntonyms grotesque, hideous, homely, ill-favored, plain, ugly, unaesthetic, unattractive, unbeautiful, uncomely, uncute, unhandsome, unlovely, unpleasing, unpretty, unsightly

  16. 16 beneficial to the health of body or mind <eating a good breakfast will provide you with more energy during the day> <didn't like broccoli even though he knew it was good for him> Synonyms healthful, healthy, medicinal, restorative, salubrious, salutary, salutiferous, sanative, tonic, wholesomeRelated Words alleviative, corrective, curative, recuperative, refreshing, rehabilitative, rejuvenating, rejuvenescent, remedial; advantageous, useful; antiseptic, aseptic, clean, hygienic, sanitary; nourishing, nutritional, nutritious; nonpoisonous, nontoxicNear Antonyms damaging, deleterious, harmful, injurious, pernicious; infectious, poisonous, sickening, toxic; insanitary, unhygienic, unsanitaryAntonyms insalubrious, noxious, unhealthful, unhealthy, unwholesome

  17. 17 having or showing a concern for the welfare of others <if the church is to stay open, it's going to have to receive more than good intentions from its members> Synonyms altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, do-good, eleemosynary, charitable, humanitarian, philanthropic (also philanthropical)Related Words selfless, self-sacrificing; bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, free, freehanded, generous, greathearted, handsome, liberal, magnanimous, munificent, openhanded, openhearted, unselfish, unsparing; compassionate, humane, kind, kindhearted; social-mindedNear Antonyms self-indulgent, self-seeking; cheap, closefisted, miserly, niggardly, parsimonious, stingy, tight, tightfisted; hard-hearted, pitiless, unfeeling; self-obsessedAntonyms self-centered, self-concerned, selfish

  18. 18 of a level of quality that meets one's needs or standards <the food at that restaurant is good but hardly great> Synonyms acceptable, all right, decent, fairish, fine, adequate, OK (or okay), passable, respectable, satisfactory, serviceable, tolerableRelated Words agreeable, bearable, endurable, sufferable; average, fair, indifferent, mediocre, middling, minimal; common, ordinary, run-of-the-mill, run-of-the-mine (or run-of-mine), second-rate, so-so; standard, unexceptional; appropriate, correct, due, fitting, meet, proper, right, seemly, suitable, useful, worthy; gratifying, satisfyingNear Antonyms disagreeable, disreputable, improper, indecent, objectionable, unfit, unsuitable, unworthy, useless, wrong; bad, cheap, defective, faulty, imperfect, incomplete, lamentable, pitiful, shoddy; dissatisfying; insufficient, meager (or meagre), mean, miserly, niggardly, poor, scanty, shabby, short, skimpy, spare, stingy; insufferable, intolerable, unbearable, unendurable; atrocious, execrable, miserable, vile, wretched; exceptional, exquisite, extreme, fancy, first-class, high-grade, matchless, maximized, maximum, optimal, optimum, peerless, preeminent, premium, special, supreme, unmatched, unparalleled; A1, bang-up, banner, boss [slang], capital, classic, crackerjack, dandy, divine, fabulous, fine, first-rate, grand, great, groovy, heavenly, jim-dandy, keen, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, par excellence, prime, sensational, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-notch, unsurpassed, wonderfulAntonyms deficient, inadequate, insufficient, lacking, unacceptable, unsatisfactory, wanting

  19. 19 promoting or contributing to personal or social well-being <product packaging that is intended to be good for the environment> Synonyms advantageous, benefic, beneficent, benignant, favorable, friendly, beneficial, helpful, kindly, profitable, salutaryRelated Words gratifying, rewarding, satisfying; auspicious, promising, propitious; advisable, desirable, healthful, healthy, salubrious, salutiferous, wholesome; gainful, lucrative, remunerative; ameliorative, amelioratory, bettering, constructive, supportiveNear Antonyms damaging, deleterious, harmful, injurious, insalubriousAntonyms bad, disadvantageous, unfavorable, unfriendly, unhelpful, unprofitable




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