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feel-good

[feel-goo d] /ˈfilˌgʊd/
adjective
1.
Informal. intended to make one happy or satisfied:
a feel-good movie; feel-good politics.
Origin of feel-good
1975-1980
1975-80, Americanism
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Examples from the Web for feel good
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  • And oh, gee, it made me feel good the way Mr. Ellsworth answered him.

    Roy Blakeley Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • It always makes me feel good, and I am remarkably fond of it.

  • I tell ye, won't it feel good to straighten out a fellow's legs once, on dry land!

    The Drummer Boy John Trowbridge
  • You reflect that you have done him a favor, and the thought makes you feel good.

    Hidden Treasures Harry A. Lewis
  • If they 'feel good,' they have no doubt as to their present security and their acceptance with God.

    The Spirit and the Word Zachary Taylor Sweeney
British Dictionary definitions for feel good

feel-good

adjective
1.
causing or characterized by a feeling of self-satisfaction: feel-good factor
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for feel good

feel good

verb phrase

To be slightly and pleasantly drunk: Old Charley was feeling good that night (1930s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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