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good-natured


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Good-natured  \Good`-na"tured\,  a. 
  Naturally  mild  in  temper;  not  easily  provoked. 
 
  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  ruffied  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  good-natured 
  adj  :  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}] 




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