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goodly

[goo d-lee] /ˈgʊd li/
adjective, 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.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English gōdlīc. See good, -ly
Related forms
goodliness, noun
ungoodly, adjective, adverb
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goodly

/ˈɡʊdlɪ/
adjective -lier, -liest
1.
considerable: a goodly amount of money
2.
(obsolete) attractive, pleasing, or fine: a goodly man
Derived Forms
goodliness, noun
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Word Origin and History for goodly

Old English godlic "goodly, excellent; comely fair;" see good (adj.) + -ly (1).

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