having or showing a pleasant, kindly disposition; amiable: a warm, good-natured person.
- good-na·tured·ly, adverb
- good-na·tured·ness, noun
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How to use good-natured in a sentence
Often those jokes were along the lines of long, good-natured comedic stories.
Then, the typically good-natured crowd seethed with anger when West appeared hours late and then delivered an underwhelming set.Kanye Returns to Bonnaroo With a Night of Lectures | Daniel G. Hill | June 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
An important aspect of the community is abiding by the “Bonnaroovian Code” promoting good-natured feelings for all participants.
Throughout it all, Hilty remained relatively good-natured with the press, a proper balance of self-aware and self-deprecating.How Megan Hilty Survived TV Flops ‘Smash’ and ‘Sean Saves the World’ With Grace | Kevin Fallon | May 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He had to prove that Fallon's reign isn't a fluke, that late night really can be a home for the affable and good-natured.Seth Meyers Gets Off to a Rocky Start on 'Late Night' | Kevin Fallon | February 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Quiet and good natured, when necessity arose he never failed to assert his authority.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
This mob of men and boys were good-natured, but very curious, and it gathered so close as to impede the progress of the ponies.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
She looks good-natured enough at church, beside her husband and her fine little boys.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
Much of the haste and irritation which had previously led to blows discharged itself in a good-natured sneeze.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
Now good-natured Alfaretta was nothing if not helpful, and quite human enough to enjoy smashing something.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
British Dictionary definitions for good-natured
of a tolerant and kindly disposition
- good-naturedly, adverb
- good-naturedness, noun
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