Definitions

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

  • adjective Somewhat good.
  • adjective Somewhat large or big; goodly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pretty good; of fair quality, amount, or degree; tolerable: as, goodish fruit; goodish conduct; a goodish distance.

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

  • adjective Rather good than the contrary; not actually bad; tolerable.

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

  • adjective Rather good than the contrary; not actually bad; tolerable.
  • adjective Considerable; goodly.

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

  • adjective large in amount or extent or degree
  • adjective moderately good of its kind

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

good +‎ -ish

Examples

  • Certainly my sleeping facilities were nothing like so great here last night as they were at home; nevertheless, in spite of "ripple-tippling," and too much light and the sense of novelty, I patched together sleep enough to be called a goodish night.

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • But there is some goodish news: It's farthest advanced in the U.S. It says private-sector deleveraging may be complete in two years, freeing it to stimulate growth again.

    Shadow Over Growth

  • Shaw himself was hugely impressed with "Seven Pillars" and the Dan Lawrence four-volume set of his letters has -- I think it's in the third volume -- some good stuff on this; there's also a goodish biography called "Mrs. GBS" that goes into their friendship.

    Unlikely music critic of the day

  • The plot was goodish, or could have been in the right circumstances, but the writing was barely even average.

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  • And as you depart the theater, you'll probably catch yourself wondering whether it was really, truly worth it to take your kids to a goodish musical whose tickets are so expensive that you can buy an iPad for less than the price of four orchestra seats.

    I've Seen That Show Before

  • And as you depart the theater, you'll probably catch yourself wondering whether it was really, truly worth it to take your kids to a goodish musical whose tickets are so expensive that you can buy an iPad for less than the price of four orchestra seats.

    I've Seen That Show Before

  • And as you depart the theater, you'll probably catch yourself wondering whether it was really, truly worth it to take your kids to a goodish musical whose tickets are so expensive that you can buy an iPad for less than the price of four orchestra seats.

    I've Seen That Show Before

  • It was a goodish year for the literary man as frontline magazine reporter: quitting Lincoln Park as he sensed violent confrontation that would go beyond his probable endurance, Mailer ran into Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Jean Genet, and Terry Southern on their way in.

    Master of Conventions

  • That's right, since all our ancestors were way back in the early Stone Age contesting survival and appetite with lions and sabre-teeth and woolly rhinos and such, and without prospect of any easier way of life for eighty or ninety-odd thousand years or two thousand-odd of their goodish lifetimes of trial and error and struggle.

    Size Matters

  • That's right, since all our ancestors were way back in the early Stone Age contesting survival and appetite with lions and sabre-teeth and woolly rhinos and such, and without prospect of any easier way of life for eighty or ninety-odd thousand years or two thousand-odd of their goodish lifetimes of trial and error and struggle.

    Printing: Size Matters

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