One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Fairly good.‘in goodish working order’
reasonable, passable, tolerable, satisfactory, acceptable, respectable, decent, all right, good enough, pretty good, not bad, moderate, average, middling, ample, adequate, sufficientView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘‘His next run will on a right-handed track, which is flat and has goodish ground’, said trainer, Jessica Harrington.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He did a goodish job, too, until a serious injury put him out of rugby for a year.’
- ‘Now, these are goodish movies, if not the masterpieces that we are led to believe.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- 1.1 Fairly large.‘a goodish portion’
- ‘Ford expected modest sales but a goodish profit from its new product.’
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