groovy

adjective \ ˈgrü-vē \
Updated on: 25 Nov 2017

Definition of groovy

groovier; grooviest
1 : marvelous, wonderful, excellent
  • felt that this poetry was … enjoyable, not to mention groovy
  • —R. M. Muccigrosso
2 : hip, trendy
  • a younger and groovier audience
  • —Robert MacKenzie

Examples of groovy in a Sentence

  1. a great movie with groovy special effects

  2. old college buddies fondly recalling the days when bell-bottom jeans were about the grooviest thing around

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First Known Use of groovy

circa 1937

groovy Synonyms

Synonyms
A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], boss [slang], brag, brave, bully, bumper, capital, choice, classic, cool [slang], corking, crackerjack, cracking, dandy, divine, dope [slang], down [slang], dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous [slang], fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters (also gangbuster), gilt-edged (or gilt-edge), gone [slang], grand, great, excellent, heavenly, high-class, hot, hype [slang], immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight [slang], par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat [slang], prime, primo [slang], prize, prizewinning, quality, radical [slang], righteous [slang], sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping [chiefly British], top-shelf, unsurpassed, wizard [chiefly British], wonderful
Antonyms
atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched
Related Words
acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, good, OK (or okay), passable, satisfactory, tolerable; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, high-test, premium, select, special, superfine; classical, standard, traditional
Near Antonyms
bad, inferior, low-grade, substandard, unsatisfactory; mediocre, middling, second-class, second-rate

GROOVY Defined for English Language Learners

groovy

adjective

Definition of groovy for English Language Learners

  • : very good and enjoyable



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