goodish vs goodly what difference

what is difference between goodish and goodly

English

Etymology

good +‎ -ish

Adjective

goodish (not comparable)

  1. Rather good than the contrary; not actually bad; tolerable.
  2. Considerable; goodly.
    • 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
      The white rock, visible enough above the brush, was still some eighth of a mile further down the spit, and it took me a goodish while to get up with it, crawling, often on all fours, among the scrub.

Translations

References

  • goodish in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡʊdli/
  • Hyphenation: good‧ly

Etymology 1

From Middle English goodly, goodlich, gōdlich, from Old English gōdlīċ (good, goodly), from Proto-Germanic *gōdalīkaz (good, goodly); equivalent to good +‎ -ly. Cognate with German gütlich (friendly), Icelandic góðlegur (benign).

Adjective

goodly (comparative goodlier, superlative goodliest)

  1. (dated) Good; pleasing in appearance; attractive; comely; graceful; pleasant; desirable.
    • 1866, Algernon Charles Swinburne, A Ballad of Death, in Poems and Ballads, lines 26–27:
      O Sin, thou knowest that all thy shame in her
      Was made a goodly thing.
    • 1885, Richard F. Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night:
      Then the prince left her and betook himself to the palace of the King his father, who rejoiced in his return and met him and welcomed him; and the Prince said to him, “Know that I have left her without the city in such a garden and come to tell thee, that thou mayst make ready the procession of estate and go forth to meet her and show her the royal dignity and troops and guards.” Answered the King, “With joy and gladness”; and straightway bade decorate the town with the goodliest adornment.
  2. Quite large; considerable; sufficient; adequate; more than enough.
    a goodly sum of money
    walking at a goodly pace

Derived terms

  • goodliness

Etymology 2

From Middle English goodly, goodliche, gōdliche, from Old English gōdlīċe (goodly), from the adjective; equivalent to good +‎ -ly. Cognate with Middle High German guotlīche, güetlīche.

Adverb

goodly (comparative goodlier, superlative goodliest)

  1. (obsolete) In a goodly way; courteously, graciously.
  2. (dialectal or obsolete) Well; excellently.
    • a. 1599, Edmund Spenser, To the Earle of Cumberland
      For love of vertue and of martial praise;
      To which though nobly ye inclined are,
      (As goodlie well ye shew’d in late assaies)

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