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English definition of “good”


adjective (HIGH QUALITY)    /ɡʊd/ (better, best)
A1 of a high quality or level: She speaks very good French. I've heard it's a very good school. The apple pie was as good as the one my grandmother used to make. This restaurant has a good reputation.Good, better and bestInformal words for goodQuite good, or not very good used to express praise: Good man! Splendid catch.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down
(Definition of good adjective (HIGH QUALITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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