Definition of "good-natured" []

  • Having an easygoing, cheerful disposition. (adjective)
  • Of a tolerant and kindly disposition (adjective)

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Use "good-natured" in a sentence
  • "Foreign Secretary William Hague also used the term "good-natured" to describe the talks, telling ITV1 television: "They get on very well."
  • "It will therefore come as no surprise to learn that I blame the recent eruption of what the rugby authorities used to term "good-natured horseplay" in our major cities on one thing – the breakdown of the sort of traditional sporting partnership – Trueman and Statham, Beardsley and Lineker, Bruce and Pallister – that once brought stability to the life of youngsters everywhere."
  • "When he finally looked in her direction, there was an expression of good-natured sternness on his face."