good–natured

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adjective good–na·tured \-ˈnā-chərd\

Definition of good–natured

  1. :  of a pleasant and cooperative disposition

good–naturedly

adverb

good–naturedness

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1577

First Known Use of good–natured

1577

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 English Language Learners

good–natured

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adjective good–na·tured \-ˈnā-chərd\

Definition of good–natured for English Language Learners

  • : friendly, pleasant, or cheerful


GOOD–NATURED Defined for Kids

good–natured

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

Definition of good–natured for Students

  1. :  having or showing a pleasant disposition

good–naturedly

adverb

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