goodly

[ goo d-lee ]
/ ˈgʊd li /
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adjective, good·li·er, good·li·est.

of good or substantial size, amount, etc.: a goodly sum.
of good or fine appearance.
Archaic. of a good quality: a goodly gift.

Nearby words

  1. goodhue,
  2. goodhue, bertram grosvenor,
  3. goodie,
  4. goodies,
  5. goodish,
  6. goodman,
  7. goodman, benny,
  8. goodness,
  9. goodness gracious,
  10. goodness knows

Origin of goodly

before 1000; Middle English; Old English gōdlīc. See good, -ly

Related formsgood·li·ness, nounun·good·ly, adjective, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for goodliness

goodly

/ (ˈɡʊdlɪ) /

adjective -lier or -liest

considerablea goodly amount of money
obsolete attractive, pleasing, or finea goodly man
Derived Formsgoodliness, noun

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Word Origin and History for goodliness

goodly

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

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