AskDefine | Define goodly

Dictionary Definition

goodly adj : 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" [syn: goodish, hefty, respectable, sizable, sizeable, tidy] [also: goodliest, goodlier]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. In the context of "nonstandard|obsolete": well

Usage notes

  • well is the generally accepted adverb form of good


en-adj-er-e goodli
  1. In the context of "nonstandard|archaic": good, pleasing in appearance
  2. In the context of "nonstandard|archaic": Quite large; considerable: a goodly sum.

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