good-naturedness


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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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Noun1.good-naturedness - a cheerful willingness to be obliging
cheerfulness, sunniness, cheer, sunshine - the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom; "flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room"
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