goodly vs healthy what difference

what is difference between goodly and healthy

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)


English

Etymology

From health +‎ -y.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɛl.θi/
  • Rhymes: -ɛlθi

Adjective

healthy (comparative healthier or more healthy, superlative healthiest or most healthy)

  1. Enjoying good health; well; free from disease or disorder.
    Antonym: unhealthy
  2. Conducive to health.
    Synonym: healthful
    Antonym: unhealthy
  3. Evincing health.
    Her face had a healthy glow.
  4. (figuratively) Significant, hefty; beneficial.

Usage notes

When a clearer distinction is intended, healthy is used to describe the state of the object, and healthful describes its ability to impart health to the recipient. Vegetables in good condition are both healthy (i.e., not rotten or diseased) and healthful (i.e., they improve the eaters’ health, compared to eating junk food). By contrast, a poisonous plant can be healthy, but it is not healthful to eat it.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • heal
  • healing
  • whole

Translations

Further reading

  • healthy in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • healthy in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

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