Definition of goodly
- a goodly number
$10,000 is a goodly reward to offer for a missing wedding ring
a goodly number of people gathered to watch the spectacle
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before 12th century
aesthetic (also esthetic), attractive, beauteous, beautiful, comely, cute, drop-dead, fair, fetching, good, good-looking, gorgeous, handsome, knockout, lovely, lovesome, pretty, ravishing, seemly, sightly, stunning, taking, well-favored;
abhorrent, abominable, bad, disagreeable, disgusting, dreadful, foul, frightful, ghastly, horrible, loathsome, nasty, nauseating, objectionable, offensive, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting, shocking, sickening, terrible, vile;
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having a quality expressive of sadness
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