Synonyms of good in English:

good


See definition of good

adjective

1‘there is always a market for a good product’

SYNONYMS

fine, of high quality, of a high standard, quality, superior

satisfactory, acceptable, adequate, in order, up to scratch, up to the mark, up to standard, up to par, competent, not bad, all right

excellent, superb, outstanding, magnificent, of the highest quality, of the highest standard, exceptional, marvellous, wonderful, first-rate, first-class, superlative, splendid, admirable, worthy, sterling

informal super, great, OK, hunky-dory, A1, ace, terrific, tremendous, smashing, fantastic, fab, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, top-notch, tip-top, class, awesome, magic, wicked

British informal brilliant, brill, bosting

US informal on fleek

Australian informal beaut, bonzer

British informal, dated spiffing, ripping, cracking, topping, top-hole, wizard, capital, champion

North American informal, dated swell

ANTONYMS

bad

2‘he is basically a good person’

SYNONYMS

virtuous, righteous, moral, morally correct, ethical, upright, upstanding, high-minded, right-minded, right-thinking, principled, exemplary, clean, law-abiding, lawful, irreproachable, blameless, guiltless, unimpeachable, just, honest, honourable, unbribable, incorruptible, anti-corruption

scrupulous, reputable, decent, respectable, noble, lofty, elevated, worthy, trustworthy, meritorious, praiseworthy, commendable, admirable, laudable

pure, pure as the driven snow, whiter than white, sinless, saintly, saintlike, godly, angelic

informal squeaky clean

ANTONYMS

wicked

3‘the children are good with most of their teachers’

SYNONYMS

well behaved, obedient, dutiful, well mannered, well brought up, polite, civil, courteous, respectful, deferential, manageable, compliant, acquiescent, tractable, malleable

ANTONYMS

naughty

4‘it was a good thing to do’

SYNONYMS

right, correct, proper, decorous, seemly

appropriate, fitting, apt, suitable

convenient, expedient, favourable, auspicious, propitious, opportune, felicitous, timely, well judged, well timed

archaic meet, seasonable

5‘she's a good driver’

SYNONYMS

capable, able, proficient, adept, adroit, accomplished, seasoned, skilful, skilled, gifted, talented, masterly, virtuoso, expert, knowledgeable, qualified, trained

informal great, mean, wicked, deadly, nifty, crack, super, ace, wizard, magic

North American informal crackerjack

vulgar slang shit-hot

6‘he's been a good friend to me’

SYNONYMS

reliable, dependable, trustworthy, true, tried and true, faithful, devoted, steady, steadfast, staunch, unswerving, unwavering, constant, loyal, trusty, dutiful, dedicated, committed, unfailing

7‘the dogs look in good condition’

SYNONYMS

healthy, fine, sound, tip-top, hale, hale and hearty, hearty, lusty, fit, robust, sturdy, strong, vigorous

ANTONYMS

poor, ill, diseased

8‘that was a good party’

SYNONYMS

enjoyable, pleasant, agreeable, pleasing, pleasurable, delightful, great, nice, lovely, amusing, diverting, jolly, merry, lively, festive, cheerful, convivial, congenial, sociable

informal super, fantastic, fabulous, fab, terrific, glorious, grand, magic, out of this world, cool

British informal brilliant, brill, smashing

North American informal peachy, neat, ducky

NZ Australian informal beaut, bonzer

British dated, informal capital, wizard, corking, spiffing, ripping, top-hole, topping, champion, beezer

North American dated, informal swell

rare frabjous

ANTONYMS

terrible

9‘it was good of you to come’

SYNONYMS

kind, kindly, kind-hearted, good-hearted, friendly, obliging, generous, charitable, magnanimous, gracious, sympathetic, benevolent, benign, altruistic, unselfish, selfless

ANTONYMS

unkind

10‘tomorrow would be a good time to call’

SYNONYMS

convenient, suitable, appropriate, fitting, fit, suited, agreeable

opportune, timely, well timed, favourable, advantageous, expedient, felicitous, propitious, auspicious, happy, providential

archaic commodious, seasonable

ANTONYMS

inconvenient

11‘milk is good for you’

SYNONYMS

wholesome, health-giving, healthful, healthy, nourishing, nutritious, nutritional, strengthening, beneficial, salubrious, salutary

ANTONYMS

bad

12‘are these eggs still good?’

SYNONYMS

edible, safe to eat, fit to eat, fit to be eaten, fit for human consumption

fresh, wholesome, consumable, comestible

ANTONYMS

bad

13‘the restaurant provided good food’

SYNONYMS

delicious, mouth-watering, appetizing, tasty, flavoursome, flavourful, delectable, toothsome, inviting, enjoyable, palatable

succulent, luscious, rich, sweet

savoury, piquant

informal scrumptious, delish, scrummy, yummy, yum-yum

British informal moreish

North American informal finger-licking, nummy

literary ambrosial

rare ambrosian, nectareous, nectarean, flavorous, sapid

ANTONYMS

bad

14‘give me one good reason why I should go’

SYNONYMS

valid, genuine, authentic, legitimate, sound, bona fide

convincing, persuasive, forceful, striking, telling, potent, powerful, strong, cogent, compelling

trenchant, weighty, important, meaningful, influential

ANTONYMS

bad

15‘we had to wait a good hour’

SYNONYMS

whole, full, entire, complete, solid, not less than, at least

16‘a good number of them lost their lives’

SYNONYMS

considerable, sizeable, substantial, appreciable, significant

goodly, tolerable, fair, reasonable, tidy, hefty

ample, plentiful, abundant, superabundant, great, large, lavish, profuse, generous

marked, noticeable

informal not to be sneezed at, OK

literary plenteous

ANTONYMS

small

17‘this is something you would only tell a good friend’

SYNONYMS

close, intimate, dear, bosom

close-knit, inseparable, attached, loving, devoted, faithful, constant

special, best, fast, firm, valued, treasured, cherished

ANTONYMS

distant

18‘don't you go getting your good clothes grubby’

SYNONYMS

best, finest, newest, nice, nicest, smart, smartest, special, party, Sunday, formal

informal dressy

ANTONYMS

casual, scruffy

19‘good weather’

SYNONYMS

fine, fair, dry

bright, clear, sunny, sunshiny, cloudless, unclouded, without a cloud in the sky

calm, windless, tranquil

warm, mild, balmy, summery, clement

agreeable, pleasant, nice, benign


noun

1‘complex issues of good and evil’

SYNONYMS

virtue, righteousness, virtuousness, goodness, morality, ethicalness, uprightness, upstandingness, integrity, principle, dignity, rectitude, rightness

honesty, truth, truthfulness, honour, incorruptibility, probity, propriety, worthiness, worth, merit

irreproachableness, blamelessness, purity, pureness, lack of corruption, justice, justness, fairness

ANTONYMS

wickedness

2‘don't worry, it's all for your good’

SYNONYMS

benefit, advantage, profit, gain, interest, welfare, well-being, enjoyment, satisfaction, comfort, ease, convenience

help, aid, assistance, use, usefulness, avail, service, behalf

ANTONYMS

disadvantage


exclamation

1‘good, that's settled’

SYNONYMS

fine, very well, all right, right, right then, right you are, yes, agreed

informal okay, OK, oke, okey-dokey, okey-doke, wilco, roger

British informal righto, righty-ho

Indian informal acha


Phrases

    in good part

      ‘luckily the police took the joke in good part’

      SYNONYMS

      good-naturedly, good-humouredly, without offence, amicably, favourably, with forbearance, patiently, tolerantly, indulgently, cheerfully, well

      not be offended by, not take offence at, not be upset by, not be bothered by, not disapprove of, not resent, not mind, take kindly to

    make good

      ‘the working-class boy who made good’

      SYNONYMS

      succeed, achieve success, be successful, be a success, do well, get ahead, reach the top, become famous, achieve recognition, distinguish oneself, set the world on fire

      prosper, flourish, thrive, advance

      British

      set the Thames on fire

      informal

      make it, make the grade, cut it, crack it, make a name for oneself, make one's mark, get somewhere, arrive, do all right for oneself, bring home the bacon, find a place in the sun

      ANTONYMS

      fail

    make something good

      1‘he promised to make good any damage’

      SYNONYMS

      repair, mend, fix, patch up, put right, set right, put to rights, see to

      restore, remedy, rectify, put back into its original condition, make as good as new

      rebuild, reconstruct, remodel, refit, refurbish, recondition

      Northern English

      fettle

      2‘they made good their escape’

      SYNONYMS

      effect, conduct, perform, implement, execute, carry out, perpetrate

      achieve, accomplish, succeed in, realize, attain, manage, engineer, bring about, bring off, carry off, carry through

      rare

      effectuate

      3‘they hope he will make good his promise of payment’

      SYNONYMS

      fulfil, carry out, carry through, implement, execute, effect, discharge, perform, honour, redeem

      keep, observe, abide by, comply with, obey, respect, conform to, stick to, act in accordance with, act according to, have regard to, heed, follow, pay attention to, defer to, take notice of, be bound by, keep faith with, live up to, stand by, adhere to

    for good

      ‘those bad old days are gone for good’

      SYNONYMS

      forever, permanently, for always, for good and all, perpetually, eternally, evermore, for evermore, for ever and ever, for all time, for all future time, to the end of time, until the end of time, world without end, endlessly, timelessly, for eternity, in perpetuity, everlastingly, enduringly, never to return

      Scottish

      aye

      North American

      forevermore

      informal

      for keeps, until hell freezes over, until doomsday, until the cows come home

      archaic

      for aye

      rare

      immortally, deathlessly, imperishably, abidingly, sempiternally, perdurably

      ANTONYMS

      temporarily