goodly

  • 1Goodly — Good ly, a. [Compar. {Goodlier}; superl. {Goodliest}.] [OE. godlich, AS. g[=o]dlic. See {Good}, and {Like}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Pleasant; agreeable; desirable. [1913 Webster] We have many goodly days to see. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Of pleasing… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2goodly — O.E. godlic goodly, excellent; comely fair; see GOOD (Cf. good) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (1) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3goodly — [good′lē] adj. goodlier, goodliest 1. of attractive appearance; good looking 2. of good quality; fine 3. rather large; ample [a goodly sum] goodliness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 4Goodly — Good ly, adv. Excellently. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5goodly — index major Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6goodly — ► ADJECTIVE (goodlier, goodliest) 1) considerable in size or quantity. 2) archaic attractive, excellent, or virtuous …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7goodly — [[t]g ʊdli[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n A goodly amount or part of something is a fairly large amount or part of it, often more than was expected. [FORMAL] The Central Intelligence Agency employed a goodly number of expert professionals in this particular… …

    English dictionary

  • 8goodly — UK [ˈɡʊdlɪ] / US adjective Word forms goodly : adjective goodly comparative goodlier superlative goodliest old fashioned a goodly number, amount, time etc is fairly large or long …

    English dictionary

  • 9goodly — goodliness, n. /good lee/, adj., goodlier, goodliest. 1. of good or substantial size, amount, etc.: a goodly sum. 2. of good or fine appearance. 3. Archaic. of a good quality: a goodly gift. [bef. 1000; ME; OE godlic. See GOOD, LY] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 10goodly — adjective a) good, pleasing in appearance O Sin, thou knowest that all thy shame in her b) Quite large; considerable: a goodly sum. Was made a goodly thing …

    Wiktionary

  • 11goodly — good|ly [ˈgudli] adj [only before noun] 1.) a goodly number/sum/amount etc old fashioned a large amount ▪ £1500 is still a goodly sum. 2.) old use pleasant in appearance or good in quality …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12goodly — adjective (only before noun) 1 a goodly number/sum/amount etc old fashioned a large amount: a goodly number of people 2 old use pleasant in appearance or good in quality …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13goodly — /ˈgʊdli / (say goodlee) adjective (goodlier, goodliest) 1. of a good quality: a goodly gift. 2. of good or fine appearance. 3. of good size or amount: a goodly sum. –goodliness, noun …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 14goodly — adjective (goodlier; est) Date: before 12th century 1. pleasantly attractive 2. significantly large ; considerable < a goodly number > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15goodly — good|ly [ gudli ] adjective OLD FASHIONED 1. ) a goodly number, amount, time, etc. is fairly large or long 2. ) an old word meaning attractive or of a good quality …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16goodly — adjective I ll bet he paid a goodly sum for that car Syn: large, largish, sizable, substantial, considerable, respectable, significant, decent, generous, handsome; informal tidy, serious Ant: paltry …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17goodly — good•ly [[t]ˈgʊd li[/t]] adj. li•er, li•est 1) of substantial size or amount: a goodly sum[/ex] 2) of fine appearance 3) archaic of good quality …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18goodly — Synonyms and related words: Junoesque, advantageous, affable, agreeable, amiable, amicable, ample, amply endowed, auspicious, becoming, beneficial, benevolent, big, blissful, bon, bonny, braw, bueno, built, built for comfort, bumper, buxom,&#8230; …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19goodly — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. considerable, sizable; excellent, splendid. See size, goodness, beauty. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Somewhat big: biggish, largish, respectable, sizable. See BIG …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20goodly — good·ly || gÊŠdlɪ adj. large size, substantial amount; pleasant, attractive …

    English contemporary dictionary