from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


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good +‎ -ish


  • 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

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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • This is goodish news, given the possibility of protests in the wake of the Oscar Grant shooting trial.

    Nick Mamatas' Journal

  • There was a goodish smattering of Tories but the Lib ‘Dems’ were conspicuous by their absence.

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  • Beneath us was a narrow, rocky defile, with a brook running through it, broadening into a goodish stream at a point where the defile itself opened out briefly into a level space of about an acre before it closed again to a rocky gorge.



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