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[goo d-ney-cherd] /ˈgʊdˈneɪ tʃərd/
having or showing a pleasant, kindly disposition; amiable:
a warm, good-natured person.
Origin of good-natured
Related forms
good-naturedly, adverb
good-naturedness, noun
agreeable, willing, cheerful, equable. Unabridged
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  • They are good-natured, co-operative creatures, and they share their food readily.
  • Hungry for any contact with the outside world, a good-natured crowd soon formed, laughing and grabbing for the pamphlets.
  • Playing with words indeed, and a good-natured game of one snob openly trying to out-snob another.
  • There was a bit of booing, but the feel was overwhelmingly good-natured and calm.
  • Connor is also normally a good-natured guy who is good friends with everyone on the team.
  • The contest is good-natured, but the feds who get caught are generally ones who don't mind getting caught.
  • The looks and stares, the good-natured ribbing, all about his wardrobe.
  • Together the trio get into good-natured trouble with the townsfolk.
  • Such comparisons led to occasional good-natured clashes.
  • He said he thought that nature was basically amiable-good-natured.
British Dictionary definitions for good-natured


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

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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