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?
What he did not realise was that there were people who simply did not like him and saw him as a chapel goody-goody, a representative of a way of life that they had either never known, or were simply glad to be done with; but worst of all to them was his unclubbability, his aristocratic capacity for boredom.
Opening his 1953 diary as a boy of 15, he told host Rufus Hound: "I was a goody-goody - I had to be.
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.
The teen idol is desperate to shake off his goody-goody image and reckons playing a baddie is the way to do it.
Words such as really-really, very-very, much much, too-too, awfully-awfully, dark-dark, beautiful-beautiful, horrible-horrible, wonderful-wonderful, enormous-enormous, slowly-slowly, goody-goody, quietly-quietly, et cetera (hardly English).
Calvin's undergone something of a transformation of late - from goody-goody copper to petty criminal as he struggles to give Carmel the luxurious lifestyle he thinks she so desperately wants.
Inquisitive Jared hits things when he gets angry, while goody-goody Simon declares, "I don't do conflict".
For some veteran firefighters, however, that goody-goody atmosphere is hard to swallow.