[ goo d-lee ]
/ ˈgʊd li /

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.

Origin of goodly

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

Related forms

good·li·ness, nounun·good·ly, adjective, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for goodly


/ (ˈɡʊdlɪ) /

adjective -lier or -liest

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

Derived Forms

goodliness, noun
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