Definition of 'good-natured'
Example sentences containing 'good-natured'
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People were almost invariably friendly and good-natured. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It would be hard not to enjoy a comedy as good-natured and quirky as this. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is all good-natured banter about being a man and finding the world surprising. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But he was a good-natured, decent man. The Sun (2010)Still, you stay good-natured and friendly and this is what others remember. The Sun (2015)You're always going to have good-natured banter. The Sun (2012)This was not good-natured banter, it was mockery. Times, Sunday Times (2006)None is on the receiving end of quite so much good-natured banter as Keeping. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But mainly it's good-natured banter. The Sun (2006)Well, apart from the last day when our driver arrived a minute early and got a good-natured ribbing from all and sundry. The Sun (2011)I'm not going to get in the way of the usual good-natured banter. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'good-natured'
British English: good-natured /ˈɡʊdˈneɪtʃəd/ ADJECTIVE
A good-natured person or animal is naturally friendly and does not get angry easily.
He seems like a good-natured person.
- American English: good-natured
- Arabic: لَطِيف
- Brazilian Portuguese: bonachão
- Chinese: 性情温和的
- Croatian: dobroćudan
- Czech: dobromyslý
- Danish: godmodig
- Dutch: goedgehumeurd
- European Spanish: bondadoso bueno
- Finnish: hyväntahtoinen
- French: bienveillant
- German: gutmütig
- Greek: καλοκάγαθος
- Italian: gentile
- Japanese: 気だてのよい
- Korean: 착한
- Norwegian: godmodig
- Polish: dobroduszny
- European Portuguese: bonacheirão
- Romanian: binevoitor
- Russian: добродушный
- Spanish: bondadoso
- Swedish: snäll
- Thai: คนใจดี
- Turkish: iyi huylu
- Ukrainian: доброзичливий
- Vietnamese: tốt tính
Definition of good-natured from the Collins English Dictionary
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