goodly


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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
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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 ?
He had caught a goodly number, when he saw a Scorpion, and mistaking him for a locust, reached out his hand to take him.
Tell me, then, who is yonder huge hero so great and goodly? I have seen men taller by a head, but none so comely and so royal.
Priam then caught sight of Ajax and asked, "Who is that great and goodly warrior whose head and broad shoulders tower above the rest of the Argives?"
The others took their several stations, each by his horses and the place where his arms were lying, while Alexandrus, husband of lovely Helen, put on his goodly armour.
For justs, and tourneys, and barriers; the glories of them are chiefly in the chariots, wherein the challengers make their entry; especially if they be drawn with strange beasts: as lions, bears, camels, and the like; or in the devices of their entrance; or in the bravery of their liveries; or in the goodly furniture of their horses and armor.
All this time merry Robin lay upon the bank and listened, while his stomach so quaked with laughter that he was forced to press his palm across his mouth to keep it from bursting forth; for, truly, he would not have spoiled such a goodly jest for the half of Nottinghamshire.
Alas, I would fain not sing before one that can pipe so well and hath heard so many goodly songs and ballads, ne'ertheless, an thou wilt have it so, I will do my best.
"Truly," said the other piously, "it is a goodly wish on the part of one so young.
"The goodly Sheriff has long desired to see me; and mayhap he can tell me tidings of the best quarter-staff in the shire"--meaning Little John.
Then my lord Bishop of Hereford came in, last of all, to say a ponderous grace and take his seat on the other side of the Sheriff--the prelate's fat body showing up in goodly contrast to the other's lean bones.
She first taught earthly craftsmen to make chariots of war and cars variously wrought with bronze, and she, too, teaches tender maidens in the house and puts knowledge of goodly arts in each one's mind.
And he said that I should be called the wedded wife of Anchises, and should bear you goodly children.