So, what’s another appropriate word to use in place of good? Let’s list the thesaurus synonyms and antonyms, take a look at the dictionary definition, and learn how to pronounce and use good in a sentence.
We’ll also take a quick look at the history of the word good in the English language, see examples of it’s usage and dig deeper in to the words meaning. Let’s begin…
1. To be desired or approved of
2. Having the required qualities; of a high standard
1. That which is morally right; righteousness
2. Benefit or advantage to someone or something
- She is such a good seamstress.
- It meant a good deal to him to secure a home like this.
- He had done one good deed.
- As the Princess held the white piglet in her arms and stroked its soft hair she said: Let Eureka out of the cage, for she is no longer a prisoner, but our good friend.
- It would be good to get home – away from all the finery and hostility.
- He wants you because you would do a good job, and because you are his son.
- These are good suggestions!
- That was a pretty good indication of interest – or lack thereof.
- It was a good place for a fly, and I never thought of spoiling your picture.
- There was no good way to say it, so she might as well get to the facts.
Old English gōd (with a long “o”) “excellent, fine; valuable; desirable, favorable, beneficial; full, entire, complete;” of abstractions, actions, etc., “beneficial, effective; righteous, pious;” of persons or souls, “righteous, pious, virtuous;” probably originally “having the right or desirable quality,” from Proto-Germanic *gōda- “fitting, suitable” (source also of Old Norse goðr, Dutch goed, Old High German guot, German gut, Gothic goþs), a word of uncertain origin, perhaps originally “fit, adequate, belonging together,” from PIE root *ghedh- “to unite, be associated, suitable” (source also of Old Church Slavonic godu “pleasing time,” Russian godnyi “fit, suitable,” Old English gædrian “to gather, to take up together”).