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Good-natured Good`-na"tured, a. Naturally mild in temper; not easily provoked; amiable; cheerful; not taking offense easily; as, too good-natured to resent a little criticism; the good-natured policeman on our block; the sounds of good-natured play. Opposite of {ill-natured}. [Narrower terms: {equable, even-tempered, good-tempered, placid ] Also See: {kind}, {pleasant}, {agreeable}, {good-natured}, {pleasing}. [WordNet 1.5]

2. to one's own liking or feelings or nature; pleasing; -- of people. Opposite of {disagreeable}.

Syn: agreeable, pleasing. [WordNet 1.5]

Syn: {Good-natured}, {Good-tempered}, {Good-humored}.

Usage: Good-natured denotes a disposition to please and be pleased. Good-tempered denotes a habit of mind which is not easily ruffled by provocations or other disturbing influences. Good-humored is applied to a spirit full of ease and cheerfulness, as displayed in one's outward deportment and in social intercourse. A good-natured man recommends himself to all by the spirit which governs him. A good-humored man recommends himself particularly as a companion. A good-tempered man is rarely betrayed into anything which can disturb the serenity of the social circle. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Good-tempered — Good tem pered, a. Having a good temper; not easily vexed or irritated. See {Good natured}. Syn: equable, even tempered, placid. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Good-natured — Good na tured, a. Naturally mild in temper; not easily provoked; amiable; cheerful; not taking offense easily; as, too good natured to resent a little criticism; the good natured policeman on our block; the sounds of good natured play. Opposite… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • even-tempered — adjective not easily irritated an equable temper not everyone shared his placid temperament remained placid despite the repeated delays • Syn: ↑equable, ↑good tempered, ↑placid • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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