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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
First recorded in 1570-80
Related forms
good-naturedly, adverb
good-naturedness, noun
agreeable, willing, cheerful, equable. Unabridged
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  • Aunt Sophy was good-natured, and she had complete trust in Maurice Kenyon.

    Brooke's Daughter Adeline Sergeant
  • "I'll throw in two for make-weight," said the woman, with her good-natured look.

    Sara Crewe Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • This sort of baiting, good-natured though it was, was more than she could bear.

    The Odds Ethel M. Dell
  • Sim was a great, stout, bow-legged fellow, as good-natured as the day was long.

    Down The River Oliver Optic
  • "I'll play any game the rest play," said good-natured Mr. Maynard.

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


of a tolerant and kindly disposition
Derived Forms
good-naturedly, adverb
good-naturedness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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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