good-natured

adjective
good-na·​tured | \ ˈgu̇d-ˈnā-chərd How to pronounce good-natured (audio) \

Definition of good-natured

: of a pleasant and cooperative disposition

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Other Words from good-natured

good-naturedly adverb
good-naturedness noun

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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

First Known Use of good-natured

1582, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of good-natured was in 1582

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“Good-natured.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/good-natured. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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good-natured

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of good-natured

: friendly, pleasant, or cheerful

good-natured

adjective
good-na·​tured | \ ˈgu̇d-ˈnā-chərd \

Kids Definition of good-natured

: having or showing a pleasant disposition

Other Words from good-natured

good-naturedly adverb

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