Goodly vs Goody - What's the difference?

goodly | goody |


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.

goodly

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) goodly, goodlich, .

Adjective

(er)
  • (archaic) good, pleasing in appearance
  • * , A Ballad of Death , lines 26–27
  • ''O Sin, thou knowest that all thy shame in her
    ''Was made a goodly thing
  • (archaic) Quite large; considerable.
  • a goodly sum of money
    walking at a goodly pace

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) goodly, goodliche, .

    Adverb

    (er)
  • (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
  • *, II.ix:
  • *:Goodly she entertaind those noble knights, / And brought them vp into her castle hall.
  • (obsolete) Excellently.
  • :(Spenser)
  • goody

    English

    Interjection

    (wikipedia goody) goody !
  • Used to indicate pleasure or delight.
  • Noun

    (goodies)
  • 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.