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Wordnet 3.0


1. having an easygoing and cheerful disposition;
- Example: "too good-natured to resent a little criticism"
- Example: "the good-natured policeman on our block"
- Example: "the sounds of good-natured play"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Good-natured \Good`-na"tured\, a. Naturally mild in temper; not easily provoked; amiable; cheerful; not taking offense easily; as, too good-natured to resent a little criticism; the good-natured policeman on our block; the sounds of good-natured play. Opposite of ill-natured. [Narrower terms: equable, even-tempered, good-tempered, placid ] Also See: {kind, pleasant, agreeable, good-natured, pleasing. [WordNet 1.5] 2. to one's own liking or feelings or nature; pleasing; -- of people. Opposite of disagreeable. Syn: agreeable, pleasing. [WordNet 1.5] Syn: Good-natured, Good-tempered, Good-humored. Usage: Good-natured denotes a disposition to please and be pleased. Good-tempered denotes a habit of mind which is not easily ruffled by provocations or other disturbing influences. Good-humored is applied to a spirit full of ease and cheerfulness, as displayed in one's outward deportment and in social intercourse. A good-natured man recommends himself to all by the spirit which governs him. A good-humored man recommends himself particularly as a companion. A good-tempered man is rarely betrayed into anything which can disturb the serenity of the social circle. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

good-natured adj 1: having an easygoing and cheerful disposition; "too good- natured to resent a little criticism"; "the good-natured policeman on our block"; "the sounds of good-natured play" [ant: ill-natured]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

43 Moby Thesaurus words for "good-natured": acquiescent, affable, agreeable, altruistic, amiable, amicable, benevolent, bonhomous, charitable, cheerful, complaisant, compliant, considerate, cooperative, cordial, courteous, easy, easy-natured, easygoing, equable, friendly, generous, genial, gentle, good-hearted, good-humored, good-tempered, gracious, kind, kindly, lenient, mellow, mild, nice, obliging, pleasant, sweet, sweet-tempered, tolerant, warm, warm-hearted, well-natured, willing