(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. worthy; useful, skillful, competent; thorough, complete; valid, genuine; pleasant. See goodness, skill, completion, truth. —n. possession, merchandise. Ant., bad.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Moral]
Syn. upright, honorable, charitable; see moral 1 , righteous 1 .
2. [Kind]
Syn. considerate, tolerant, generous; see kind 1 .
3. [Proper]
Syn. suitable, becoming, deSirable; see fit 1 , 2 .
4. [Reliable]
Syn. trustworthy, Dependable, loyal; see reliable 2 .
5. [Sound]
Syn. safe, solid, stable; see reliable 1 , 2 .
6. [Pleasant]
Syn. agreeable, satisfying, enjoyable; see pleasant 1 , 2 .
7. [Honorable]
Syn. worthy, reputable, respectable; see noble 1 , 2 .
8. [Helpful]
Syn. beneficial, salutary, useful; see helpful 1 .
9. [Qualified]
Syn. suited, competent, suitable; see able 1 , 2 .
10. [Skillful]
Syn. skilled, expert, qualified; see able 2 .
11. [Of approved quality]
Syn. choice, select, high-grade; see excellent .
12. [Healthy]
Syn. sound, normal, vigorous; see healthy 1 .
13. [Obedient]
Syn. dutiful, tractable, well-behaved; see obedient 1 .
14. [Genuine]
Syn. valid, real, sound; see genuine 1 .
15. [Thorough]
Syn. fussy, meticulous, painstaking; see careful .
16. [Orthodox]
Syn. conforming, regular, strict; see conventional 2 , 3 .
17. [Fresh]
Syn. unspoiled, uncontaminated, undecayed; see fresh 5 .
18. [Considerable]
Syn. great, big, immeasurable; see large 1 , much 2 .
19. [Favorable]
Syn. approving, commendatory, commending; see favorable 3 .
20. [Adequate]
Syn. sufficient, ample, satisfying; see enough 1 .
21. [Sound, as an asset]
Syn. valid, cashable, backed, not void, not counterfeit, worth it, safe, guaranteed, warranted, cleared, not debased, certified, not outlawed.
as good as,
Syn. in effect, virtually, nearly; see almost .
good and*,
Syn. very, altogether, thoroughly; see very .
make good,
Syn. fulfill, satisfy the requirement(s), accomplish; see satisfy 3 .
no good,
Syn. useless, valueless, unserviceable; see worthless 1 .
1. [A benefit]
Syn. welfare, gain, asset; see advantage 3 .
2. [That which is morally approved]
Syn. ethic, merit, ideal; see virtue 1 .
3. [Good people]
Syn. the virtuous, the pious, children of light, the elect, men of good will, philanthropists, God-fearing people, law-abiding citizens, enemies of darkness, just men.
come to no good,
Syn. come to a bad end, get into trouble, have difficulty; see fail 1 .
for good and all*,
Syn. forever, always, permanently; see finally 1 .
to the good,
Syn. favorable, advantageous, beneficial; see profitable .
Ant. rascal*, the wicked, the sinful.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. advantage benefit, welfare, profit, gain, interest, well-being.
2. virtue goodness, morality, value, worth, uprightness.
1. satisfactory adequate, acceptable, worthy, OK, all right, fine, excellent, firstrate, choice, super, great, commendable, prime, marvelous, select, sufficient, beneficial, reputable, recommended, effective.
2. moral virtuous, righteous, wholesome, honorable, upright, conscientious, exemplary, respectable, noble, chaste.
3. kind humane, benevolent, sympathetic, compassionate, giving, charitable, merciful, altruistic.
4. well-behaved mannerly, respectful, polite, considerate.
5. unspoiled fresh, uncontaminated, untainted, fit, sound.
6. skilled able, proficient, competent, accomplished, adept, capable, talented.
7. genuine authentic, real, bona fide, valid, true, sound, *kosher.
8. considerable big, large, sizable, respectable, substantial, extensive.
ANT.: 1. unsatisfactory, bad, poor, second-rate. 2. immoral, sinful, wicked. 3. cruel, mean, vicious. 4. rude, impolite, unruly. 5. spoiled, tainted. 6. unskilled, bad, inadequate. 7. fake, counterfeit, phony. 8. scant, trivial, piddling
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Having pleasant desirable qualities: nice. Scots: bonny, braw. See GOOD. 2. To one's liking: agreeable, congenial, favorable, grateful, gratifying, nice, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, satisfying, welcome. See LIKE. 3. Suited to one's end or purpose: appropriate, befitting, convenient, expedient, fit1, meet2, proper, suitable, tailor-made, useful. See AGREE, GOOD. 4. In excellent condition: entire, flawless, intact, perfect, sound2, unblemished, unbroken, undamaged, unharmed, unhurt, unimpaired, uninjured, unmarred, whole. See THRIVE. 5. Well above average: high-grade, nice. See GOOD, ABILITY. 6. Affording benefit: advantageous, benefic, beneficent, beneficial, benignant, favorable, helpful, profitable, propitious, salutary, toward, useful. See HELP. 7. Having the ability to perform well: able, capable, competent, skilled, skillful. See ABILITY. 8. Not counterfeit or copied: actual, authentic, bona fide, genuine, indubitable, original, real, true, undoubted, unquestionable. See TRUE. 9. Notably above average in amount, size, or scope: big, considerable, extensive, great, healthy, large, large-scale, sizable. Informal-tidy. See big. 10. Not more or less: complete, entire, full, perfect, round, whole. See PART, PRECISE. 11. Indicative of future success or full of promise: auspicious, benign, bright, brilliant, fair, favorable, fortunate, propitious. See LUCK. 12. Beyond reproach: blameless, exemplary, irreprehensible, irreproachable, lily-white, unblamable. See RIGHT. 13. Having or marked by uprightness in principle and action: honest, honorable, incorruptible, righteous, true, upright, upstanding. Informal: straight-shooting. Idiom: on the up-and-up (or up and up). See HONEST. 14. Characterized by kindness and concern for others: altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, benign, benignant, good-hearted, kind1, kindhearted, kindly. See ATTITUDE, KIND. II noun 1. Something that contributes to or increases one's well-being: advantage, benefit, interest (often used in plural), profit. See HELP. 2. The quality or state of being morally sound: goodness, morality, probity, rectitude, righteousness, rightness, uprightness, virtue, virtuousness. See RIGHT. 3. A product or products bought and sold in commerce. Used in plural: commodity, line, merchandise, ware. See MATTER, TRANSACTIONS. 4. One's portable property. Used in plural: belonging (often used in plural), effect (used in plural), lares and pena-tes, personal effects, personal property, possession (used in plural), property, thing (often used in plural). Informal: stuff. Law: chattel, movable (often used in plural). See OWNED.

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