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. 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]

 

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