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good·ly

 (go͝od′lē)
adj. good·li·er, good·li·est
1. Quite large; considerable: a goodly sum.
2. Of pleasing appearance; comely: "a goodly apple rotten at the heart" (Shakespeare).

good′li·ness n.
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goodly

(ˈɡʊdlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
1. considerable: a goodly amount of money.
2. obsolete attractive, pleasing, or fine: a goodly man.
ˈgoodliness n
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good•ly

(ˈgʊd li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est.
1. of substantial size or amount: a goodly sum.
2. of fine appearance.
3. Archaic. of good quality.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.goodly - large in amount or extent or degree; "it cost a considerable amount"; "a goodly amount"; "received a hefty bonus"; "a respectable sum"; "a tidy sum of money"; "a sizable fortune"
considerable - large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree; "a considerable quantity"; "the economy was a considerable issue in the campaign"; "went to considerable trouble for us"; "spent a considerable amount of time on the problem"
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goodly

adjective considerable, large, significant, substantial, tidy (informal), ample, sizable or sizeable He spent a goodly part of his life in America.
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goodly

adjective
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Translations

goodly

[ˈgʊdlɪ] (frm) ADJ
1. (= fine) → agradable, excelente; (= handsome) → bien parecido
2. [sum etc] → importante; [number] → crecido
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

goodly

[ˈgʊdli] adj (= substantial) [amount, number, portion] → considérablegood morning exclbonjour!good name nréputation f
to protect sb's good name → protéger la réputation de qn
He wanted to protect his friend's good name → Il voulait protéger la réputation de son ami.good-natured [ˌgʊdˈneɪtʃərd] adj
[person] → facile à vivre
[smile, laughter] → bon enfant inv; [banter, exchange] → bon enfant inv; [discussion] → enjoué(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

goodly

adjansehnlich, stattlich (geh)
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goodly

[ˈgʊdlɪ] adj (frm) → consistente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
And higher then that Wall a circling row Of goodliest Trees loaden with fairest Fruit, Blossoms and Fruits at once of golden hue Appeerd, with gay enameld colours mixt: On which the Sun more glad impress'd his beams Then in fair Evening Cloud, or humid Bow, When God hath showrd the earth; so lovely seemd That Lantskip: And of pure now purer aire Meets his approach, and to the heart inspires Vernal delight and joy, able to drive All sadness but despair: now gentle gales Fanning thir odoriferous wings dispense Native perfumes, and whisper whence they stole Those balmie spoiles.
So passd they naked on, nor shund the sight Of God or Angel, for they thought no ill: So hand in hand they passd, the lovliest pair That ever since in loves imbraces met, ADAM the goodliest man of men since borne His Sons, the fairest of her Daughters EVE.
But when he put the armor on "he seemed the goodliest man in all that company, and was well liked of that Lady.
"As we two sat weeping and talking thus sadly with one another the ghost of Achilles came up to us with Patroclus, Antilochus, and Ajax who was the finest and goodliest man of all the Danaans after the son of Peleus.
And straightway the unwed maiden Callidice, goodliest in form of the daughters of Celeus, answered her and said:
1) Thou hast come to a steed-famed land for rest, O stranger worn with toil, To a land of all lands the goodliest Colonus' glistening soil.
Now, however, he kept trying to break the ranks of the enemy wherever he could see them thickest, and in the goodliest armour; but do what he might he could not break through them, for they stood as a tower foursquare, or as some high cliff rising from the grey sea that braves the anger of the gale, and of the waves that thunder up against it.
Leaving their nags to the stableman, they entered the best room of the inn, where fresh green rushes lay all spread upon the floor, and there called for the goodliest fare that the place afforded.
Thus feeding his mind with many sweet thoughts and "sugared suppositions," he journeyed along the sides of a range of hills which look out upon some of the goodliest scenes of the mighty Hudson.
We haue discouered the maine to be the goodliest soyle vnder the cope of heauen, so abounding with sweete trees, that bring such sundry rich and pleasant gummes, grapes of such greatnesse, yet wilde, [...] so many sorts of Apothecarie drugs, such seuerall kindes of flaxe, & one kind like silke [...] It is the goodliest and most pleasing Territorie of the World [...] and the climate so wholesome.