- of good or substantial size, amount, etc.: a goodly sum.
- of good or fine appearance.
- Archaic. of a good quality: a goodly gift.
Origin of goodly
Related Words for goodlyample, big, biggish, burly, capacious, comprehensive, decent, extensive, good, great, gross, hefty, husky, jumbo, largish, major, massive, ponderous, respectable, sensible
Examples from the Web for goodly
Contemporary Examples of goodly
A goodly number seem to have been debating over Yair Lapid and someone else.Voting By Process Of Elimination
January 22, 2013
This breathes life into goodly intentions, particularly those aimed at helping small groups or community efforts.What the Stars Hold for Your Week
Starsky + Cox
June 19, 2011
Historical Examples of goodly
A goodly pile of letters met her eyes as she opened the drawer.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
"It seems indeed to be a goodly service," said the tooth-drawer.
I think even now that I might hit any large and goodly mark with a bow like this.
They were a goodly company, and the Innkeepers all but worshipped them.Little Dorrit
This goodly universe was intended for the seat of pleasure, unmixed pleasure.Imogen
- considerablea goodly amount of money
- obsolete attractive, pleasing, or finea goodly man