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noun (MORALLY RIGHT)    /ɡʊd/
C2 [U] that which is morally right : There is an eternal struggle between good (= the force that produces morally right action ) and evil . Ambition can sometimes be a force for good.Virtue and moral good the good [plural] all the people who are morally good: You can't buy your way into the ranks of the good.People having good qualities Grammar:Noun phrases: premodifiers (big, good, red)Premodifiers consist of single adjectives, adjective phrases, single nouns and noun phrases which are used before the head in a noun phrase.
(Definition of good noun (MORALLY RIGHT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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