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1Fairly good:‘a goodish performance’
reasonable, passable, tolerable, satisfactory, acceptable, respectable, decent, all right, good enough, goodish, pretty good, not bad, moderate, average, middling, ample, adequate, sufficientView synonyms
- ‘‘His next run will on a right-handed track, which is flat and has goodish ground’, said trainer, Jessica Harrington.’
- ‘My husband always urged me to lay down wine and I tried it once - put a wine rack in the cellar, bought two mixed cases of goodish clarets and laid them out neatly.’
- ‘Now, these are goodish movies, if not the masterpieces that we are led to believe.’
- ‘You can see the Assistant website here, listen to some oldish but goodish demos here, and find out about the next gig here, too, when we know about it.’
- ‘There are some decent private schools around, and a fair number of goodish universities, at least in terms of working conditions, and they do occasionally provide their foreign employees with reasonable accommodation.’
- ‘However I have been given a large number of old books recently and also have a goodish choice from work, so book buying has been sparse recently.’
- ‘He did a goodish job, too, until a serious injury put him out of rugby for a year.’
- 1.1 Fairly large:‘a goodish portion’
- ‘Ford expected modest sales but a goodish profit from its new product.’
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