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
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First Known Use of goodly
before 12th century
GOODLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of goodly for English Language Learners
: large in size or amount
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