Synonyms of good


1. good, advantage, vantage

usage: benefit; "for your own good"; "what's the good of worrying?"

2. good, goodness, morality

usage: moral excellence or admirableness; "there is much good to be found in people"

3. good, goodness, quality

usage: that which is pleasing or valuable or useful; "weigh the good against the bad"; "among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization"

4. commodity, trade good, good, artifact, artefact

usage: articles of commerce


1. good (vs. bad), bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad(predicate), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing, good enough, goodish, hot, redeeming(prenominal), satisfactory, acceptable, solid, superb, well-behaved, well behaved, best, better, favorable#1, favourable, good, obedient, respectable

usage: having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office"

2. full, good, ample (vs. meager)

usage: having the normally expected amount; "gives full measure"; "gives good measure"; "a good mile from here"

3. good (vs. evil), angelic, angelical, beatific, saintlike, saintly, sainted, goody-goody, redemptive, redeeming(prenominal), saving(prenominal), white, good, moral, right, righteous, virtuous, worthy

usage: morally admirable

4. estimable, good, honorable, respectable, reputable (vs. disreputable)

usage: deserving of esteem and respect; "all respectable companies give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name"

5. beneficial, good, advantageous (vs. disadvantageous)

usage: promoting or enhancing well-being; "an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries"; "the beneficial effects of a temperate climate"; "the experience was good for her"

6. good, nice (vs. nasty)

usage: agreeable or pleasing; "we all had a good time"; "good manners"

7. good, just, upright, righteous (vs. unrighteous)

usage: of moral excellence; "a genuinely good person"; "a just cause"; "an upright and respectable man"

8. adept, expert, good, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilful, skilled (vs. unskilled)

usage: having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude; "adept in handicrafts"; "an adept juggler"; "an expert job"; "a good mechanic"; "a practiced marksman"; "a proficient engineer"; "a lesser-known but no less skillful composer"; "the effect was achieved by skillful retouching"

9. good, complete (vs. incomplete)

usage: thorough; "had a good workout"; "gave the house a good cleaning"

10. dear, good, near, close (vs. distant)

usage: with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"

11. dependable, good, safe, secure, sound (vs. unsound)

usage: financially sound; "a good investment"; "a secure investment"

12. good, right, ripe, opportune (vs. inopportune)

usage: most suitable or right for a particular purpose; "a good time to plant tomatoes"; "the right time to act"; "the time is ripe for great sociological changes"

13. good, well(predicate), fortunate (vs. unfortunate)

usage: resulting favorably; "it's a good thing that I wasn't there"; "it is good that you stayed"; "it is well that no one saw you"; "all's well that ends well"

14. effective, good, in effect(predicate), in force(predicate), operative (vs. inoperative)

usage: exerting force or influence; "the law is effective immediately"; "a warranty good for two years"; "the law is already in effect (or in force)"

15. good, pleasing (vs. displeasing)

usage: capable of pleasing; "good looks"

16. good, serious, intellectual (vs. nonintellectual)

usage: appealing to the mind; "good music"; "a serious book"

17. good, sound, healthy (vs. unhealthy)

usage: in excellent physical condition; "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body"

18. good, salutary, healthful (vs. unhealthful)

usage: tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health; "beneficial effects of a balanced diet"; "a good night's sleep"; "the salutary influence of pure air"

19. good, honest, genuine (vs. counterfeit), echt

usage: not forged; "a good dollar bill"

20. good, undecomposed, unspoiled, unspoilt, fresh (vs. stale)

usage: not left to spoil; "the meat is still good"

21. good, discriminating (vs. undiscriminating)

usage: generally admired; "good taste"


1. well, good

usage: (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well'); "the children behaved well"; "a task well done"; "the party went well"; "he slept well"; "a well-argued thesis"; "a well-seasoned dish"; "a well-planned party"; "the baby can walk pretty good"

2. thoroughly, soundly, good

usage: completely and absolutely (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly'); "he was soundly defeated"; "we beat him good"

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