As an adjective goodly
is (archaic) good, pleasing in appearance.
As an adverb goodly
is (obsolete) in a goodly way; courteously, graciously.
As an interjection goody is
used to indicate pleasure or delight.
As a noun goody is
a small amount of something good to eat.
From (etyl) goodly, goodlich, .
(archaic) good, pleasing in appearance
* , A Ballad of Death , lines 26–27
- ''O Sin, thou knowest that all thy shame in her
(archaic) Quite large; considerable.
- ''Was made a goodly thing
- a goodly sum of money
- walking at a goodly pace
From (etyl) goodly, goodliche, .
(obsolete) In a goodly way; courteously, graciously.
*:Thenne he sente for the thre knyghtes & they came afore hym / and he cryed hem mercy of that he had done to them / and they forgaf hit hym goodely and he dyed anone / Whanne the kynge was dede / alle the cyte was desmayed and wyst not who myghte be her kynge
*:Goodly she entertaind those noble knights, / And brought them vp into her castle hall.
Used to indicate pleasure or delight.
A small amount of something good to eat.
Any small, usually free, item.
(Ireland) pudding made by boiling bread in milk with sugar and spices.
(obsolete) shortening of goodwife, a 17th century puritan honorific.
protagonist or hero
An American fish, the lafayette or spot.