good-naturedly


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good-na·tured

(go͝od′nā′chərd)
adj.
Having an easygoing, cheerful disposition.

good′-na′tured·ly adv.
good′-na′tured·ness n.
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Adv.1.good-naturedly - in a good-natured manner
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good-naturedly

[ˌgʊdˈneɪtʃədlɪ] ADV [complain, joke] → con cordialidad
References in classic literature ?
Why, then," said the lawyer, good-naturedly, "the best thing we can do is to stay down here and speak with you from where we are.
Twice again, imperatively, he called Jerry to him, and twice again, with flattened ears of gentleness and wagging tail, Jerry good-naturedly expressed his disinclination.
he said good-naturedly, "I would not move after hearing that speech, even if minded to it before; for this better man I have sought my life long.
She laughed a little, quite good-naturedly, and with the sort of tranquillity obvious in all she did--a tranquillity which soothed and suited me singularly, at least I thought so that evening.
said the Alsatian good-naturedly to Rostov when the animal was handed over to the hussar.
Old Augustus, blinking good-naturedly, opened his mouth and in popped Wallace's head.
She asked him, when he stopped good-naturedly to shake hands with her before going in, how long he had worked there?
Alice guessed in a moment that it was looking for the fan and the pair of white kid gloves, and she very good-naturedly began hunting about for them, but they were nowhere to be seen--everything seemed to have changed since her swim in the pool, and the great hall, with the glass table and the little door, had vanished completely.
They would see her agitation; and the dairyman, thinking the cause to be love alone, would good-naturedly tease her; and that harassment could not be borne.
Up to this time the press had been amusingly tolerant and good-naturedly sensational about him, but now he was to learn what virulent scrupulousness an antagonized press was capable of.
He saw that my mind stood in need of relief; and he most good-naturedly, and successfully, exerted himself to amuse me.
My dear," said she, good-naturedly, "it was my intention that Garge should be a brother of my own, and my sister Glorvina would have suited him entirely.