Definition of a good word in English:

a good word

phrase

  • Words in recommendation or defence of a person.

    ‘I hoped you might put in a good word for me with your friends’
    • ‘When I did the research, nobody had a good word to say about him.’
    • ‘He had a good word for everyone and loved meeting up with old friends.’
    • ‘No one I speak to has a good word to say about the council.’
    • ‘Nobody had a good word to say about their departed leader.’
    • ‘As a politician, his one mistake was, as I recall, telephoning a member of the judiciary and putting in a good word for a constituent.’
    • ‘The document does, however, pause to put in a good word for lower tax rates.’
    • ‘I deeply, deeply believe in the enormous significance of their work and put in a good word for them wherever I can.’
    • ‘These guys were definitely ready to put in a good word for me at the auto parts distributors warehouse where they worked.’
    • ‘It never seems anybody ever has a good word for him.’
    • ‘Not one of them was prepared to say a good word about the film, which they regarded as a complete travesty of their family history.’
    recommendation, commendation, endorsement, a good word
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