Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having an easygoing, cheerful disposition.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a good disposition; naturally mild in temper; easily acquiescent.
  • Synonyms Gracious, Kind, etc. See benignant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Naturally mild in temper; not easily provoked; amiable; cheerful; not taking offense easily. Opposite of ill-natured.
  • adjective to one's own liking or feelings or nature; pleasing; -- of people. Opposite of disagreeable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a perpetual kind disposition.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having an easygoing and cheerful disposition

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Examples

  • Foreign Secretary William Hague also used the term "good-natured" to describe the talks, telling ITV1 television: "They get on very well.

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  • Foreign Secretary William Hague also used the term "good-natured" to describe the talks, telling ITV1 television: "They get on very well.

    Reuters: Top News

  • It will therefore come as no surprise to learn that I blame the recent eruption of what the rugby authorities used to term "good-natured horseplay" in our major cities on one thing – the breakdown of the sort of traditional sporting partnership – Trueman and Statham, Beardsley and Lineker, Bruce and Pallister – that once brought stability to the life of youngsters everywhere.

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  • When he finally looked in her direction, there was an expression of good-natured sternness on his face.

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  • When he finally looked in her direction, there was an expression of good-natured sternness on his face.

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  • Another Committee of Fourteen investigator in 1914 observed the loose behavior of women workers in a restaurant: “They were putting on their aprons, combing their hair, powdering their noses, . . . all the while tossing back and forth to each other, apparently in a spirit of good-natured comradeship, the most vile epithets that I had ever heard emerge from the lips of a human being.”

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  • A fast paced game of passion and pageantry played by colorful and attractive women, chock full of good-natured violence and brimming with personality.

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  • So we not only got compelling performances, we also got lots of good-natured back-and-forths between the coaches, who often had to jockey for the hopefuls they mutually favored to choose them.

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  • Most notable for the casting surrounding the bland couple — Wills is played by an American with a full head of hair, if you were curious — which includes Victor Garber as a stuffy Prince Charles, Jean Smart as a good-natured Camilla talk about your designing women! and Jane Alexander as an unusually robust, tall Queen Elizabeth, playing yard darts and Wii to endear herself to the commoner who would be princess.

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  • I felt that on some level she was incompetent and slow, but she was very good-natured.

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