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
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?
you wish to hear a man tell of his worst actions, and you expect the story to come out goody-goody! One's worst actions always are mean.
"I was the Conservative goody-goody. I wasn't in the cool gang" Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who is battling for the Tory leadership, on his days at Oxford.
"When my sister and I were growing up, she was made out to be the goody-goody one.
Broadway comedy by Andrew Bergman focuses on a married couple whose domestic tranquility is shattered by the arrival of the wife's goody-goody sister, the sister's uptight husband, and their Jewish mother.
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.
You try to be cool, but underneath it I was too much of a goody-goody" Actress Donna Air "The most fundamental right in a democratic society is the freedom of the press.
You try to be cool, but underneath it I was too much of a goody-goody" Actress Donna Air, above "I obviously was very honoured the Princess Royal was conducting the ceremony because I've known her quite a long time.
You try to be cool, but underneath it I was too much of a goody-goody"Actress Donna Air "Even though the risk of infection from the Zika virus is considered low, it is a risk nonetheless and a risk I am unwilling to take" Top golfer Rory McIlroy, who has decided not to go to the Olympic Games in Rio because of the Zika risks involved "When you have that label, your IQ drops way down in people's eyes.