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Dandy vs. Good

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Dandyadjective

Like a dandy, foppish.

Goodadjective

(of people)

Dandyadjective

Very good; better than expected but not as good as could be.

‘That's all fine and dandy, but how much does it cost?’;

Goodadjective

Acting in the interest of what is beneficial, ethical, or moral.

‘good intentions’;

Dandyadjective

Excellent; first-rate.

‘What a dandy little laptop you have.’;

Goodadjective

Competent or talented.

‘a good swimmer’;

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Dandynoun

A man very concerned about his clothes and his appearance.

Goodadjective

Able to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; of unimpaired credit.

‘Can you lend me fifty dollars? You know I'm good for it.’;

Dandynoun

A yawl, or a small after-sail on a yawl.

Goodadjective

(US) Satisfied or at ease

‘Would you like a glass of water? — I'm good.’; ‘[Are] you good? — Yeah, I'm fine.’;

Dandynoun

A dandy roller.

Goodadjective

(of capabilities)

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Dandynoun

One who affects special finery or gives undue attention to dress; a fop; a coxcomb.

Goodadjective

Useful for a particular purpose; functional.

‘it’s a good watch;’; ‘the flashlight batteries are still good’;

Dandynoun

A sloop or cutter with a jigger on which a lugsail is set.

Goodadjective

Effective.

‘a good worker’;

Dandynoun

A dandy roller. See below.

Goodadjective

(obsolete) Real; actual; serious.

‘in good sooth’;

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Dandynoun

a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance

Goodadjective

(of properties and qualities)

Dandyadjective

very good;

‘he did a bully job’; ‘a neat sports car’; ‘had a great time at the party’; ‘you look simply smashing’;

Goodadjective

(of food)

Dandy

A dandy, historically, is a man who places particular importance upon physical appearance, refined language, and leisurely hobbies, pursued with the appearance of nonchalance in a cult of self. A dandy could be a self-made man who strove to imitate an aristocratic lifestyle despite coming from a middle-class background, especially in late 18th- and early 19th-century Britain.

Goodadjective

Healthful.

‘carrots are good for you;’; ‘walking is good for you’;

Goodadjective

Pleasant; enjoyable.

‘the music, dancing, and food were very good;’; ‘we had a good time’;

Goodadjective

Favourable.

‘a good omen;’; ‘good weather’;

Goodadjective

Beneficial; worthwhile.

‘a good job’;

Goodadjective

Adequate; sufficient; not fallacious.

Goodadjective

Very, extremely.

‘The soup is good and hot.’;

Goodadjective

Holy especially when capitalized .

‘Good Friday’;

Goodadjective

(of quantities)

Goodadjective

Reasonable in amount.

‘all in good time’;

Goodadjective

Large in amount or size.

‘a good while longer;’; ‘a good number of seeds;’; ‘A good part of his day was spent shopping.’; ‘It will be a good while longer until he's done.’; ‘He's had a good amount of troubles, he has.’;

Goodadjective

Full; entire; at least as much as.

‘This hill will take a good hour and a half to climb.’; ‘The car was a good ten miles away.’;

Goodinterjection

That is good; an elliptical exclamation of satisfaction or commendation.

‘Good! I can leave now.’;

Goodadverb

(nonstandard) Well; satisfactorily or thoroughly.

Goodnoun

(uncountable) The forces or behaviours that are the enemy of evil. Usually consists of helping others and general benevolence.

Goodnoun

(countable) A result that is positive in the view of the speaker.

Goodnoun

(uncountable) The abstract instantiation of goodness; that which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.

‘The best is the enemy of the good.’;

Goodnoun

An item of merchandise.

Goodverb

To thrive; fatten; prosper; improve.

Goodverb

To make good; turn to good; improve.

Goodverb

To make improvements or repairs.

Goodverb

To benefit; gain.

Goodverb

To do good to (someone); benefit; cause to improve or gain.

Goodverb

To satisfy; indulge; gratify.

Goodverb

To flatter; congratulate oneself; anticipate.

Goodverb

To furnish with dung; manure; fatten with manure; fertilise.

Goodadjective

Possessing desirable qualities; adapted to answer the end designed; promoting success, welfare, or happiness; serviceable; useful; fit; excellent; admirable; commendable; not bad, corrupt, evil, noxious, offensive, or troublesome, etc.

‘And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.’; ‘Good company, good wine, good welcome.’;

Goodadjective

Possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious; religious; - said of persons or actions.

‘In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works.’;

Goodadjective

Kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite; propitious; friendly; well-disposed; - often followed by to or toward, also formerly by unto.

‘The men were very good unto us.’;

Goodadjective

Serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be relied upon; - followed especially by for.

‘All quality that is good for anything is founded originally in merit.’;

Goodadjective

Clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; - followed especially by at.

‘He . . . is a good workman; a very good tailor.’; ‘Those are generally good at flattering who are good for nothing else.’;

Goodadjective

Adequate; sufficient; competent; sound; not fallacious; valid; in a commercial sense, to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; having pecuniary ability; of unimpaired credit.

‘My reasons are both good and weighty.’; ‘My meaning in saying he is a good man is . . . that he is sufficient . . . I think I may take his bond.’;

Goodadjective

Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest; in good sooth.

‘Love no man in good earnest.’;

Goodadjective

Not small, insignificant, or of no account; considerable; esp., in the phrases a good deal, a good way, a good degree, a good share or part, etc.

Goodadjective

Not lacking or deficient; full; complete.

‘Good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over.’;

Goodadjective

Not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied; as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good repute, etc.

‘A good name is better than precious ointment’; ‘The good woman never died after this, till she came to die for good and all.’; ‘Distinguished by good humor and good breeding.’; ‘My father always said I was born to be a good for nothing.’; ‘The good nature and generosity which belonged to his character.’; ‘The young count's good nature and easy persuadability were among his best characteristics.’; ‘The good will of a trade is nothing more than the probability that the old customers will resort to the old place.’; ‘Each word made good and true.’; ‘Of no power to make his wishes good.’; ‘I . . . would by combat make her good.’; ‘Convenient numbers to make good the city.’; ‘If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear.’;

Goodnoun

That which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.; - opposed to evil.

‘There be many that say, Who will show us any good ?’;

Goodnoun

Advancement of interest or happiness; welfare; prosperity; advantage; benefit; - opposed to harm, etc.

‘The good of the whole community can be promoted only by advancing the good of each of the members composing it.’;

Goodnoun

Wares; commodities; chattels; - formerly used in the singular in a collective sense. In law, a comprehensive name for almost all personal property as distinguished from land or real property.

‘He hath made us spend much good.’; ‘Thy lands and goodsAre, by the laws of Venice, confiscateUnto the state of Venice.’;

Goodadverb

Well, - especially in the phrase as good, with a following as expressed or implied; equally well with as much advantage or as little harm as possible.

‘As good almost kill a man as kill a good book.’; ‘They who counsel ye to such a suppressing, do as good as bid ye suppress yourselves.’;

Goodverb

To make good; to turn to good.

Goodverb

To manure; to improve.

Goodnoun

benefit;

‘for your own good’; ‘what's the good of worrying?’;

Goodnoun

moral excellence or admirableness;

‘there is much good to be found in people’;

Goodnoun

that which is good or valuable or useful;

‘weigh the good against the bad’; ‘among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization’;

Goodadjective

having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified;

‘good news from the hospital’; ‘a good report card’; ‘when she was good she was very very good’; ‘a good knife is one good for cutting’; ‘this stump will make a good picnic table’; ‘a good check’; ‘a good joke’; ‘a good exterior paint’; ‘a good secretary’; ‘a good dress for the office’;

Goodadjective

having the normally expected amount;

‘gives full measure’; ‘gives good measure’; ‘a good mile from here’;

Goodadjective

morally admirable

Goodadjective

deserving of esteem and respect;

‘all respectable companies give guarantees’; ‘ruined the family's good name’;

Goodadjective

promoting or enhancing well-being;

‘an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries’; ‘the beneficial effects of a temperate climate’; ‘the experience was good for her’;

Goodadjective

superior to the average;

‘in fine spirits’; ‘a fine student’; ‘made good grades’; ‘morale was good’; ‘had good weather for the parade’;

Goodadjective

agreeable or pleasing;

‘we all had a good time’; ‘good manners’;

Goodadjective

of moral excellence;

‘a genuinely good person’; ‘a just cause’; ‘an upright and respectable man’; ‘the life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous’;

Goodadjective

having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude;

‘adept in handicrafts’; ‘an adept juggler’; ‘an expert job’; ‘a good mechanic’; ‘a practiced marksman’; ‘a proficient engineer’; ‘a lesser-known but no less skillful composer’; ‘the effect was achieved by skillful retouching’;

Goodadjective

thorough;

‘had a good workout’; ‘gave the house a good cleaning’;

Goodadjective

with or in a close or intimate relationship;

‘a good friend’; ‘my sisters and brothers are near and dear’;

Goodadjective

having or showing or arising from a desire to promote the welfare or happiness of others;

‘his benevolent smile’; ‘a benevolent nature’;

Goodadjective

financially sound;

‘a good investment’; ‘a secure investment’;

Goodadjective

most suitable or right for a particular purpose;

‘a good time to plant tomatoes’; ‘the right time to act’; ‘the time is ripe for great sociological changes’;

Goodadjective

resulting favorably;

‘its a good thing that I wasn't there’; ‘it is good that you stayed’; ‘it is well that no one saw you’; ‘all's well that ends well’;

Goodadjective

exerting force or influence;

‘the law is effective immediately’; ‘a warranty good for two years’; ‘the law is already in effect (or in force)’;

Goodadjective

feeling healthy and free of aches and pains;

‘I feel good’;

Goodadjective

capable of pleasing;

‘good looks’;

Goodadjective

appealing to the mind;

‘good music’; ‘a serious book’;

Goodadjective

in excellent physical condition;

‘good teeth’; ‘I still have one good leg’; ‘a sound mind in a sound body’;

Goodadjective

tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health;

‘beneficial effects of a balanced diet’; ‘a good night's sleep’; ‘the salutary influence of pure air’;

Goodadjective

not forged;

‘a good dollar bill’;

Goodadjective

not left to spoil;

‘the meat is still good’;

Goodadjective

generally admired;

‘good taste’;

Goodadverb

(often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well');

‘the children behaved well’; ‘a task well done’; ‘the party went well’; ‘he slept well’; ‘a well-argued thesis’; ‘a well-planned party’; ‘the baby can walk pretty good’;

Goodadverb

in a complete and thorough manner (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly');

‘he was soundly defeated’; ‘we beat him good’;

Goodadjective

to be desired or approved of

‘Good! The more people the better!’; ‘a good quality of life’; ‘it's good that he's back to his old self’;

Goodadjective

pleasing and welcome

‘we've had some good news’; ‘it's good to see you again’;

Goodadjective

showing approval

‘the play had good reviews’;

Goodadjective

having the required qualities; of a high standard

‘his marks are just not good enough’; ‘a good restaurant’;

Goodadjective

skilled at doing or dealing with a specified thing

‘I'm good at crosswords’; ‘he was good with children’;

Goodadjective

healthy, strong, or well

‘she's not feeling too good’;

Goodadjective

useful, advantageous, or beneficial in effect

‘too much sun is not good for you’;

Goodadjective

appropriate to a particular purpose

‘this is a good month for planting seeds’;

Goodadjective

(of language) with correct grammar and pronunciation

‘she speaks good English’;

Goodadjective

strictly adhering to or fulfilling all the principles of a particular religion or cause

‘I am the eldest of five in a good Catholic family’;

Goodadjective

possessing or displaying moral virtue

‘her father was a good man’;

Goodadjective

showing kindness

‘it was good of you to come’;

Goodadjective

obedient to rules or conventions

‘accustom the child to being rewarded for good behaviour’;

Goodadjective

used to address or refer to people in a courteous, patronizing, or ironic way

‘a man very like your good self, in fact’; ‘the good lady of the house’;

Goodadjective

commanding respect

‘he was concerned with establishing and maintaining his good name’;

Goodadjective

belonging or relating to a high social class

‘he comes from a good family’;

Goodadjective

giving pleasure; enjoyable or satisfying

‘the streets fill up with people looking for a good time’;

Goodadjective

pleasant to look at; attractive

‘you're looking pretty good’;

Goodadjective

(of clothes) smart and suitable for formal wear

‘he went upstairs to change out of his good suit’;

Goodadjective

thorough

‘now is the time to have a really good clear-up’; ‘have a good look around’;

Goodadjective

used to emphasize that a number is at least as great as one claims

‘they're a good twenty years younger’;

Goodadjective

used to emphasize a following adjective or adverb

‘it'll be good and dark by then’; ‘we had a good long hug’;

Goodadjective

fairly large in number, amount, or size

‘there's a good chance that we may be able to help’; ‘the match attracted a good crowd’;

Goodadjective

valid

‘the ticket is good for travel from May to September’;

Goodadjective

likely to provide

‘she's always good for a laugh’;

Goodadjective

sufficient to pay for

‘his money was good for a bottle of whisky’;

Goodadjective

used in conjunction with the name of God or a related expression as an exclamation of extreme surprise or anger

‘good heavens!’;

Goodnoun

that which is morally right; righteousness

‘a mysterious balance of good and evil’;

Goodnoun

benefit or advantage to someone or something

‘he is too clever for his own good’; ‘he convinces his father to use his genius for the good of mankind’; ‘the preservation of old buildings matters because they contribute to the general public good’;

Goodnoun

merchandise or possessions

‘imports of luxury goods’; ‘the market price of an agricultural good’; ‘stolen goods’;

Goodnoun

things to be transported, as distinct from passengers

‘a means of transporting passengers as well as goods’; ‘a goods train’;

Goodnoun

the genuine article.

Goodadverb

well

‘I'm feeling pretty good, all things considered’; ‘my mother could never cook this good’;

Good

In most contexts, the concept of good denotes the conduct that should be preferred when posed with a choice between possible actions. Good is generally considered to be the opposite of evil, and is of interest in the study of morality, ethics, religion and philosophy.

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