goody-goody


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good·y-good·y

 (go͝od′ē-go͝od′ē)
adj.
Affectedly sweet, good, or virtuous.
n. pl. good·y-good·ies
One who is affectedly sweet, good, or virtuous.

goody-goody

n, pl -goodies
a smugly virtuous or sanctimonious person
adj
smug and sanctimonious

good′y-good′y



n., pl. -good•ies,
adj. n.
1. a person who is self-righteously, affectedly, or cloyingly good or virtuous.
adj.
2. of or like a goody-goody.
[1870–75; reduplication of goody2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goody-goody - a person who behaves extremely well in order to please a superior
ass-kisser, crawler, sycophant, toady, lackey - a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
Adj.1.goody-goody - affectedly or smugly good or self-righteous
good - morally admirable

goody-goody

noun
1. prig, puritan, prude, stuffed shirt (informal) He's a bit of a goody-goody.
adjective
1. sanctimonious, pious, pi (Brit. slang), self-righteous, holier-than-thou, priggish You're too goody-goody to get into trouble, aren't you?
Translations

goody-goody

[ˌgʊdɪˈgʊdɪ]
A. ADJbeatuco, santurrón
B. N (goody-goodies (pl)) → santurrón/ona m/f

goody-goody

[ˈgʊdɪˌgʊdɪ] n (pej) → santarellino/a
References in classic literature ?
Once the Nome King enslaved the Royal Family of Ev--another goody-goody lot that we detest," said the General.
Aren't you ashamed of being such a goody-goody, and of studying so hard?
The prim and proper polka dot is back in vogue, but you don't have to be a goody-goody to sport it.
Contrastingly, the fact that this nether world is too good and perfect to be true makes some of its goody-goody denizens objects and targets of spoof and satire-so, a number of bumptious and puffed-up individuals and institutions in our own world are effectively and mirthfully-cut down to size!
If early signs are any indication, these kids may be seen as the most goody-goody generation to come of age this side of the 8-track player's extinction.
But Rhodes does not believe the goody-goody and suspects that there is something shady about Bobby's growing fortune.
We're both perceived as a goody-goody group of nerds who immigrated to America and immediately grabbed all the spots in all the competitive schools.
Opening his 1953 diary as a boy of 15, he told host Rufus Hound: "I was a goody-goody - I had to be.
I want to state clearly that I'm not some conservative goody-goody who wants to censor your magazine or skate culture in general.
In fact, the only way it could have been a worse advert is if Wolves had picked that hilarious fat opera singer, the goody-goody kid from the John Lewis Christmas campaign and Michael Winner as a midfield trio.
This would hermetically seal our well-meaning, goody-goody chums from the harsh realities of modern life.
For example, goody-goody students try their best to be close to the teacher and impress him to be the best ones in the class.