Definition of goodly
1 : pleasantly attractive
2 : significantly large : considerable a goodly number
Examples of goodly in a Sentence
$10,000 is a goodly reward to offer for a missing wedding ring
a goodly number of people gathered to watch the spectacle
Recent Examples of goodly from the Web
A goodly number of shoppers bring their smiling dogs, eager to be petted.
That’s because customers pay only a portion of the fares shown on their Uber smartphone apps; much, if not most, of the cost is covered by the company’s venture investors — that’s where a goodly portion of their investments has been burned up.
There are a goodly number of Chicano students at UCSD — and students who identify themselves with other Latin-American cultural traditions — who attend our performances.
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First Known Use of goodly
before 12th century
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Definition of goodly for English Language Learners
: large in size or amount
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