feel-good

adjective \ ˈfēl-ˌgu̇d \

Definition of feel-good

1 : relating to or promoting an often specious sense of satisfaction or well-being
  • a feel-good reform program that makes no changes
2 : cheerfully sentimental
  • a feel-good movie

First Known Use of feel-good

1972

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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FEEL-GOOD Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of feel-good for English Language Learners

  • : producing good or happy feelings


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