Definition of Goodly

1. Adjective. Large in amount or extent or degree. "A sizable fortune"

Exact synonyms: Goodish, Healthy, Hefty, Respectable, Sizable, Sizeable, Tidy
Similar to: Considerable
Derivative terms: Heftiness, Sizeableness



Definition of Goodly

1. adv. Excellently.

2. a. Pleasant; agreeable; desirable.

Definition of Goodly

1. Adjective. (archaic) good, pleasing in appearance ¹

2. Adjective. (archaic) Quite large; considerable: a goodly sum. ¹

3. Adverb. (obsolete) In a goodly way; courteously, graciously. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Goodly

1. of pleasing appearance [adj -LIER, -LIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Goodly

goodheartedly
goodheartedness
goodhumored
goodhumoredly
goodie
goodier
goodies
goodiest
goodish
goodless
goodlier
goodliest
goodlihead
goodliheads
goodliness
goodly (current term)
goodman
goodmen
goodnatured
goodnaturedly
goodness
goodness gracious
goodness gracious me
goodness me
goodness of fit
goodness of fit test
goodnesse
goodnesses
goodnight
goodnight Irene

Literary usage of Goodly

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1. The New Poetry: An Anthology by Harriet Monroe, Alice Corbin Henderson (1917)
"BALLAD OF THE goodly FERE Simon Zelotes speaketh it ... No capon priest was the goodly Fere, But a man o' men was he. I ha' seen him drive a hundred men Wi' ..."

2. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1860)
"... got a goodly company here; pray where did you find all these ? Then Mr. Great-heart replied :— " First, here is Christiana and her train, Her sons, ..."

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