good-natured

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

Definition of good-natured

: of a pleasant and cooperative disposition

good-naturedly

adverb

good-naturedness

noun

First Known Use of good-natured

1582

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

adjective

Definition of good-natured for English Language Learners

  • : friendly, pleasant, or cheerful


GOOD-NATURED Defined for Kids

good-natured

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

Definition of good-natured for Students

: having or showing a pleasant disposition

good-naturedly

adverb


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