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good-natured

[goo d-ney-cherd] /ˈgʊdˈneɪ tʃərd/
adjective
1.
having or showing a pleasant, kindly disposition; amiable:
a warm, good-natured person.
Origin of good-natured
1570-1580
1570-80
Related forms
good-naturedly, adverb
good-naturedness, noun
Synonyms
agreeable, willing, cheerful, equable.
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  • Aunt Sophy was good-natured, and she had complete trust in Maurice Kenyon.

    Brooke's Daughter Adeline Sergeant
  • This good-natured fellow's present was highly valuable and useful to me.

  • This sort of baiting, good-natured though it was, was more than she could bear.

    The Odds Ethel M. Dell
  • Let us try to be sensible; let us try to be good-natured; let us try to be fair.

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
  • "I'll play any game the rest play," said good-natured Mr. Maynard.

    Marjorie at Seacote Carolyn Wells
British Dictionary definitions for good-natured

good-natured

adjective
1.
of a tolerant and kindly disposition
Derived Forms
good-naturedly, adverb
good-naturedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for good-natured
adj.

1570s, from good (adj.) + nature. Good nature "pleasing or kind disposition" is from mid-15c. Related: Good-naturedly.

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