Thesaurus

good

adverb

good

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of good

  1. 1 something that provides happiness or does good for a person or thing let us praise God, from Whom all goods flow Synonyms of good benediction, benefit, boon, felicity, godsend, blessing, manna, windfallWords Related to good grace, mercy; favor, kindness, mitzvah; advantage, aid, assistance, gift, help, relief, support; anodyne, comfort, consolation, solace; bonus, extra, lagniappe; delight, joy, pleasureNear Antonyms of good hex, hoodoo, jinx; bother, irritant, nuisance, pest; disadvantage; cross, misery, trial, tribulationAntonyms of good affliction, bane, curse, evil, plague, scourge

  2. 2 the state of doing well especially in relation to one's happiness or success I am doing this for your own good Synonyms of good welfare, interest, weal, well-beingWords Related to good fortune, prosperity, prosperousness, success, successfulness; fitness, health, healthiness, robustness, soundness, wellness, wholeness, wholesomeness; bliss, felicity, happiness, joy; advantage, benefit, gain, sake; content, contentedness, gratification, satisfactionNear Antonyms of good unhealthiness, unsoundness; misery, sadness, suffering, unhappiness, wretchednessAntonyms of good ill-being

  3. 3 goods pl  products that are bought and sold in business had a hard time selling leftover Easter goods that were still on the shelves by Mother's Day Synonyms of good commodities, goods, waresWords Related to good line; export, import; inventory, staples, stock, stuff, supply; job lot; domestics, durables (also durable goods), hard goods

  4. 4 goods pl  a skill, an ability, or knowledge that makes a person able to do a particular job the hiring committee thinks this latest applicant really has the goods Synonyms of good capability, credentials, goods, stuffWords Related to good command, expertise, know-how, mastership, mastery, proficiency; ability, capacity, competence, competency, facility, faculty; aptitude, endowment, flair, genius, gift, knack, talent; forte, long suit, métier (also metier), specialism, speciality, specialty, strong suit; fitness, suitability, suitableness; makings, potentiality

  5. 5 goods pl  transportable items that one owns before moving to Florida, the couple sold their house and auctioned off their household goods Synonyms of good belongings, chattels, duds, effects, gear, goods, holdings, movables (or moveables), paraphernalia, personal effects, personal property, personalty, plunder [chiefly dialect], stuff, thingsWords Related to good treasures, valuables; appointments, fixtures, furnishings; estate, property, tangibles; collateralNear Antonyms of good immovables, real estate


good

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of good

  1. 1 based on sound reasoning or information had enough information to make a good assessment of the situation Synonyms of good commonsense, commonsensible, commonsensical, firm, hard, informed, just, justified, levelheaded, logical, rational, reasonable, reasoned, sensible, sober, solid, valid, well-founded Words Related to good actual, real, true; certain, sure; certified, validated, verified; confirmed, corroborated, substantiated; cogent, convincing; colorable, credible, plausible Near Antonyms of good unsubstantiated, unsupported, unwarranted; flimsy, implausible, unconvincing, weak; fallacious, false, misguided, misled Antonyms of good groundless, illogical, invalid, irrational, nonrational, nonsensical, nonvalid, unfounded, uninformed, unjustified, unreasonable, unreasoned, unsound

  2. 2 conforming to a high standard of morality or virtue a good person who seldom did wrong good behavior will earn you the respect of others Synonyms of good all right, decent, ethical, honest, honorable, just, moral, nice, right, righteous, right-minded, straight, true, upright, virtuous Words Related to good correct, decorous, proper, seemly; high-minded, noble, principled; commendable, creditable, exemplary, legitimate; esteemed, law-abiding, menschy, reputable, respected, upstanding, worthy; blameless, clean, guiltless, immaculate, incorrupt (also incorrupted), incorruptible, innocent, inoffensive, irreproachable, unobjectionable; angelic (or angelical), lily-white, pure, scrupulous, spotless, uncorrupted, unerring; goody-goody, moralistic, pharisaical, rectitudinous, sanctimonious, self-righteous Near Antonyms of good improper, incorrect, indecorous, naughty, unbecoming, unseemly; corrupt, debased, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dissolute, libertine, perverted, reprobate; unprincipled, unscrupulous; atrocious, infamous, villainous; base, low, mean, vicious, vile; blameworthy, objectionable, offensive; iniquitous, nefarious; errant, erring, fallen Antonyms of good bad, black, dishonest, dishonorable, evil, evil-minded, immoral, indecent, sinful, unethical, unrighteous, wicked, wrong

  3. 3 according to the rules of logic you don't need a good reason to stop doing that—it's because I said so Synonyms of good analytic (or analytical), coherent, consequent, logical, rational, reasonable, sensible, sound, valid, well-founded, well-groundedWords Related to good a posteriori, a priori, syllogistic; cognitive, empirical (also empiric); defendable, defensible, justifiable, maintainable, supportable, sustainable, tenableNear Antonyms of good casuistic (or casuistical), eristic (also eristical), fallacious, misleading, sophistic (or sophistical), specious; unarticulated; unscientific; absurd, cockeyed, crazy, daffy, fatuous, half-baked, half-witted, harebrained, insane, loony (also looney), mad, nonsensical, nutty, preposterous, simpleminded, stupid, weak-minded, witless; senseless, thoughtless; uncompelling, unconvincingAntonyms of good illegitimate, illogical, incoherent, inconsequent, inconsequential, invalid, irrational, unreasonable, unsound, weak

  4. 4 being to one's liking that band's music is good Synonyms of good agreeable, all right, alright, copacetic (also copasetic or copesetic), ducky, fine, satisfactory, hunky-dory, jake [slang], OK (or okay), palatableWords Related to good delectable, delicious, delightful, dreamy, felicitous, gratifying, nice, pleasant, pleasing, scrumptious, welcome; acceptable, adequate, decent, passable, tolerableNear Antonyms of good bad, deficient, inferior, lousy, poor, punk, substandard, unacceptable, wanting, wretched; mediocre, middling, second-class, second-rateAntonyms of good disagreeable, unsatisfactory

  5. 5 expressing approval gave the restaurant a good review Synonyms of good admiring, applauding, appreciative, approbatory, approving, commendatory, complimentary, friendly, favorable, positiveWords Related to good accepting, warm; encomiastic, eulogistic, flattering, hagiographic (also hagiographical), laudative, laudatory, panegyrical, praiseful; respectful, supportive, sympathetic; adoring, adulatory, idolizing, worshipful, worshipping (also worshiping); advisory, recommendatoryNear Antonyms of good captious, carping, caviling (or cavilling), censuring, critical, faultfinding, hypercritical, overcritical; belittling, contemptuous, disdainful, disparaging, scornful, slightingAntonyms of good adverse, depreciative, depreciatory, derogatory, disapproving, inappreciative, negative, unappreciative, uncomplimentary, unfavorable, unflattering, unfriendly

  6. 6 firm in one's allegiance to someone or something a good Democrat who wouldn't dream of voting for a Republican candidate Synonyms of good constant, dedicated, devoted, devout, down-the-line, fast, faithful, loyal, pious, staunch (also stanch), steadfast, steady, true, true-blueWords Related to good dependable, dutiful, reliable, responsible, solid, tried, tried-and-true, trustworthy, trusty; unfaltering, unhesitating, unwavering; determined, intent, resolute; confirmed, dyed-in-the-wool, inveterate, sworn; ardent, avid, enthusiastic, fervent, fervid, gung ho, impassioned, passionate, seriousNear Antonyms of good irresponsible, undependable, unreliable, untrustworthy; faltering, hesitant, vacillating, wavering; dubious, irresolute, shaky, uncertain; apathetic, dispassionate, uninterestedAntonyms of good disloyal, faithless, false, fickle, inconstant, perfidious, recreant, traitorous, treacherous, unfaithful, untrue

  7. 7 giving pleasure or contentment to the mind or senses we had a good time at the movies Synonyms of good agreeable, blessed (also blest), congenial, darling, delectable, delicious, delightful, delightsome, dreamy, dulcet, enjoyable, felicitous, pleasant, grateful, gratifying, heavenly, jolly, luscious, nice, palatable, pleasing, pleasurable, pretty, satisfying, savory (also savoury), sweet, tasty, welcomeWords Related to good alluring, attractive, desirable, enviable, inviting, relishable, tempting; charming, enchanting, fascinating; calming, comforting, soothing; amusing, diverting, entertaining, recreative; affable, amiable, cheerful, cheery, comfortable, gemütlich, genial, goodly, good-natured, gracious, hospitable, kindly, personable; blissful, felicific, glad, happy, joyous; elating, exhilarating, intoxicating; ecstatic, euphoric, nirvanic, rapturousNear Antonyms of good abominable, ghastly, god-awful, hellish, horrid, miserable, wretched; bilious, disgusting, distasteful, obnoxious, offensive, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revulsive, unsavory, vile, yucky (also yukky); abhorrent, detestable, hateful, odious; boring, commonplace, dull, flat, insipid, irksome, stale, tedious; displeasing, dissatisfying; depressing, disheartening, dismal, dreary, gloomy, heartbreaking, heartrending, joyless, lachrymose, sad, unhappy; deplorable, doleful, dolorous, lamentable, lugubrious, mournful, regrettable, sorrowful, tragic (also tragical); aggravating, annoying, exasperating, irritating, peeving, perturbing, vexing; forbidding; hostile, intimidating; angering, enraging, incensing, inflaming (also enflaming), infuriating, maddening, outraging, rankling, riling; distressing, disturbing, upsettingAntonyms of good disagreeable, pleasureless, unpalatable, unpleasant, unwelcome

  8. 8 having or showing exceptional knowledge, experience, or skill in a field of endeavor he's good at math Synonyms of good accomplished, ace, adept, compleat, complete, consummate, crack, crackerjack, educated, experienced, expert, proficient, great, master, masterful, masterly, practiced (also practised), professed, skilled, skillful, versed, veteran, virtuosoWords Related to good adroit, clever, deft, dexterous (also dextrous), handy, slick, sure-handed; gifted, talented; polished, refined; effective, effectual, efficient, workmanlike; able, capable, competent, employable, fit, fitted, habile, qualified; educated, knowledgeable, schooled, taught, trained, tutored; all-around (also all-round), well-rounded; long-term, old; multiskilled, multitalentedNear Antonyms of good incapable, incompetent, inept, unable, unfit, unfitted, unqualified, weak; artless, crude, rude; ineffective, ineffectual, inefficient; talentless, ungifted, untalented; ignorant, unschooled, untaught, untrained, untutored; beginning, green, inexperienced, new, raw, unseasoned, untested, untried, would-be; primitive, rough, unpolished; awkward, clumsy, ham-fisted, ham-handed, heavy-handedAntonyms of good amateur, amateurish, inexperienced, inexpert, jackleg, unprofessional, unseasoned, unskilled, unskillful

  9. 9 having sufficient worth or merit to receive one's honor, esteem, or reward she is good enough to win a fellowship Synonyms of good deserving, worthy, meritoriousWords Related to good admirable, commendable, creditable, laudable, praiseworthy; invaluable, priceless; cherished, prized, treasured; choice, excellent, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, primary, prime, specialNear Antonyms of good base, cheap, inferior, second-rate, substandard; bad, defective, flawed, imperfect; deficient, inadequate, insufficient, unacceptable, unsatisfactoryAntonyms of good no-good, undeserving, valueless, worthless

  10. 10 having the required skills for an acceptable level of performance that electrician is good at what he does Synonyms of good able, capable, equal, fit, competent, qualified, suitableWords Related to good accomplished, ace, adept, experienced, expert, master, masterful, masterly, practiced (also practised), proficient, seasoned, skilled, skillful, veteran; overqualified; prepared, schooled, trained; apt, ready, willing; all-around (also all-round), protean, versatileNear Antonyms of good inexperienced, inexpert, unseasoned, unskilled, unskillful; unprepared, unschooled, untrained; beginning, green, new, raw, untested, untriedAntonyms of good incompetent, inept, poor, unfit, unfitted, unqualified

  11. 11 meeting the requirements of a purpose or situation those rotten apples aren't good to eat Synonyms of good applicable, appropriate, apt, becoming, befitting, felicitous, fitted, fitting, fit, happy, meet, pretty, proper, right, suitableWords Related to good condign, deserved, just, justified; needed, required, requisite; able, capable, competent, cut out, qualified, trained; pitch-perfect; acceptable, adequate, decent, kosher, satisfactory, serviceable, tolerable; correct, decorous, respectable, seemly; balanced, companionate, congruous, consonant, harmonious; rightfulNear Antonyms of good incapable, incompetent, inept, inexpert, unqualified, unskilled, unskillful, untrained; inadequate, intolerable, unacceptable, unsatisfactory; graceless, incorrect, indecorous; incompatible, uncongenialAntonyms of good improper, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, incongruous, indecent, infelicitous, malapropos, misbecoming, unapt, unbecoming, unbeseeming, unfit, unfitting, unhappy, unmeet, unseemly, unsuitable, wrong

  12. 12 sufficiently large in size, amount, or number to merit attention had a good number of valuable baseball cards in his collection Synonyms of good biggish, considerable, goodly, handsome, healthy, largish, major, respectable, significant, sizable (or sizeable), substantial, substantive, tidyWords Related to good big, bulky, hefty, hulking, outsize (also outsized), oversize (or oversized), voluminous; astronomical (also astronomic), bumper, colossal, elephantine, enormous, gigantic, great, herculean, huge, immense, jumbo, king-size (or king-sized), mammoth, massive, monstrous, monumental, prodigious, titanic, tremendous, whoppingNear Antonyms of good measly, minute, paltry, petty, picayune, picayunish, piddling, puny, trifling, trivial, unimportant; marginal, meager (or meagre), slight; little, small, tiny, undersized (also undersize); bitty, diminutive, miniature, pint-size (or pint-sized), pocket, pocket-size (also pocket-sized), pygmy, smallishAntonyms of good inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, insubstantial, negligible, nominal

  13. 13 worthy of one's trust a car that should be good for another few years Synonyms of good calculable, dependable, reliable, responsible, safe, secure, solid, steady, sure, tried, tried-and-true, true, trustable, trustworthy, trustyWords Related to good constant, devoted, faithful, fast, loyal, staunch (also stanch), steadfast, true-blue; honest, sincere, single-minded; infallible, unerring; bedrock, firm, sound, strong; effective, telling; attested, authenticated, confirmed, proven, valid, validated, verified; blameless, faultless, guiltless, impeccable, inerrant, irreproachable, unimpeachable, unquestionableNear Antonyms of good disloyal, faithless, false, fickle, inconstant, perfidious, recreant, traitorous, treacherous, unfaithful, untrue; deceitful, dishonest, lying, mendacious, untruthful; debatable, disputable, doubtable, doubtful, dubious, fishy, problematic (also problematical), questionable, shady, shaky, suspect, uncertain, unsound; hazardous, risky; unconfirmed, untriedAntonyms of good dodgy [chiefly British], uncertain, undependable, unreliable, unsafe, untrustworthy

  14. 14 being in agreement with the truth or a fact or a standard if these measurements are good, the venetian blind should fit the window perfectly Synonyms of good accurate, bang on [chiefly British], dead-on, exact, correct, on-target, precise, proper, right, so, spot-on, true, veraciousWords Related to good legitimate, logical, sound, valid; errorless, faultless, flawless, impeccable, inerrant, infallible, letter-perfect, perfect; rigorous, strict, stringentNear Antonyms of good defective, faulty, flawed, imperfectAntonyms of good false, improper, inaccurate, incorrect, inexact, off, untrue, wrong

  15. 15 very pleasing to look at an actress who always looks good on-screen Synonyms of good aesthetic (also esthetic or aesthetical or esthetical), attractive, beauteous, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], comely, cute, drop-dead, fair, fetching, beautiful, good-looking, goodly, gorgeous, handsome, knockout, likely, lovely, lovesome, pretty, ravishing, seemly, sightly, stunning, taking, well-favoredWords Related to good alluring, appealing, charming, cunning, delightful, engaging, fascinating, glamorous (also glamourous), prepossessing; elegant, exquisite, glorious, Junoesque, magnificent, resplendent, splendid, statuesque, sublime, superb; flawless, perfect, radiant; dainty, delicate; personable, pleasant, presentable; chocolate-box, prettyish; desirable, dishy, dollish, foxy, hot, luscious, nubile, pulchritudinous, seductive, sexy, tasty, toothsome, yummy; hunky, studly [slang]; arresting, eye-catching, flamboyant, flashy, glossy, showstopping, showy, slick, snazzy, splashy, striking, zingy; photogenic, telegenicNear Antonyms of good 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; unappealing, unappetizing, unimposing, unpleasant, unprepossessing; frumpish, frumpy, unbecoming, unshapely; Gorgonian, haggish, witchyAntonyms of good grotesque, hideous, homely, ill-favored, plain, ugly, unaesthetic, unattractive, unbeautiful, uncomely, uncute, unhandsome, unlovely, unpleasing, unpretty, unsightly

  16. 16 beneficial to the health of body or mind eating a good breakfast will provide you with more energy during the day didn't like broccoli even though he knew it was good for him Synonyms of good healthful, healthy, medicinal, restorative, salubrious, salutary, salutiferous, sanative, tonic, wholesomeWords Related to good alleviative, corrective, curative, recuperative, refreshing, rehabilitative, rejuvenating, rejuvenescent, remedial; advantageous, useful; antiseptic, aseptic, clean, hygienic, sanitary; nourishing, nutritional, nutritious; nonpoisonous, nontoxicNear Antonyms of good damaging, deleterious, harmful, injurious, pernicious; infectious, poisonous, sickening, toxic; insanitary, unhygienic, unsanitaryAntonyms of good insalubrious, noxious, unhealthful, unhealthy, unwholesome

  17. 17 having or showing a concern for the welfare of others if the church is to stay open, it's going to have to receive more than good intentions from its members Synonyms of good altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, do-good, eleemosynary, charitable, humanitarian, philanthropic (also philanthropical)Words Related to good selfless, self-sacrificing; bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, free, freehanded, generous, greathearted, handsome, liberal, magnanimous, munificent, openhanded, openhearted, unselfish, unsparing; compassionate, humane, kind, kindhearted; social-mindedNear Antonyms of good self-indulgent, self-seeking; cheap, closefisted, miserly, niggardly, parsimonious, stingy, tight, tightfisted; hard-hearted, pitiless, unfeeling; self-obsessedAntonyms of good self-centered, self-concerned, selfish

  18. 18 of a level of quality that meets one's needs or standards the food at that restaurant is good but hardly great Synonyms of good acceptable, all right, decent, fairish, fine, adequate, OK (or okay), passable, respectable, satisfactory, serviceable, tolerableWords Related to good agreeable, bearable, endurable, sufferable; average, fair, indifferent, mediocre, middling, minimal; common, ordinary, run-of-the-mill, run-of-the-mine (or run-of-mine), second-rate, so-so; standard, unexceptional; appropriate, correct, due, fitting, meet, proper, right, seemly, suitable, useful, worthy; gratifying, satisfyingNear Antonyms of good disagreeable, disreputable, improper, indecent, objectionable, unfit, unsuitable, unworthy, useless, wrong; bad, cheap, defective, faulty, imperfect, incomplete, lamentable, pitiful, shoddy; dissatisfying; insufficient, meager (or meagre), mean, miserly, niggardly, poor, scanty, shabby, short, skimpy, spare, stingy; insufferable, intolerable, unbearable, unendurable; atrocious, execrable, miserable, vile, wretched; exceptional, exquisite, extreme, fancy, first-class, high-grade, matchless, maximized, maximum, optimal, optimum, peerless, preeminent, premium, special, supreme, unmatched, unparalleled; A1, bang-up, banner, boss [slang], capital, classic, crackerjack, dandy, divine, fabulous, fine, first-rate, grand, great, groovy, heavenly, jim-dandy, keen, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, par excellence, prime, sensational, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-notch, unsurpassed, wonderfulAntonyms of good deficient, inadequate, insufficient, lacking, unacceptable, unsatisfactory, wanting

  19. 19 promoting or contributing to personal or social well-being product packaging that is intended to be good for the environment Synonyms of good advantageous, benefic, beneficent, benignant, favorable, friendly, beneficial, helpful, kindly, profitable, salutaryWords Related to good gratifying, rewarding, satisfying; auspicious, promising, propitious; advisable, desirable, healthful, healthy, salubrious, salutiferous, wholesome; gainful, lucrative, remunerative; ameliorative, amelioratory, bettering, constructive, supportiveNear Antonyms of good damaging, deleterious, harmful, injurious, insalubriousAntonyms of good bad, disadvantageous, unfavorable, unfriendly, unhelpful, unprofitable


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