Roget category 6485. Words relating to the voluntary powers
› 5.2. Prospective volition
›› 5.2.2. Subservience to ends
[Capability of producing good. Good qualities.]
super-excellence, supereminence — superiority etc. 33 — perfection etc. 650 — coup de maitre [Fr.] — masterpiece, chef d'ouvre [Fr.], prime, flower, cream, elite, pick, A 1, nonesuch, nonpareil, creme de la creme, flower of the flock, cock of the roost, salt of the earth — champion — prodigy.
tidbit — gem, gem of the first water — bijou, precious stone, jewel, pearl, diamond, ruby, brilliant, treasure — good thing — rara avis [Lat.], one in a thousand.
beneficence etc. 906 — good man etc. 948.
(be of use)
confer a benefit
be the making of, do a world of good, make a man of.
produce a good effect — do a good turn, confer an obligation — improve etc. 658.
do no harm, break no bones.
be good etc. adj. — excel, transcend etc. (be superior) 33 — bear away the bell.
stand the proof, stand the test — pass muster, pass an examination.
challenge comparison, vie, emulate, rival.
beneficial, valuable, of value — serviceable etc. (useful) 644 — advantageous, edifying, profitable — salutary etc. (healthful) 656.
favorable — propitious etc. (hope-giving) 858 — fair.
good, good as gold — excellent — better — superior etc. 33 — above par — nice, fine — genuine etc. (true) 494.
best, choice, select, picked, elect, recherche, rare, priceless — unparagoned†, unparalleled etc. (supreme) 33 — superlatively etc. 33 — good — bully [Slang], crackajack [Slang], giltedged — superfine, superexcellent† — of the first water — first-rate, first-class — high-wrought, exquisite, very best, crack, prime, tiptop, capital, cardinal — standard etc. (perfect) 650 — inimitable.
admirable, estimable — praiseworthy etc. (approve) 931 — pleasing etc. 829 — couleur de rose [Fr.], precious, of great price — costly etc. (dear) 814 — worth its weight in gold, worth a Jew's eye — priceless, invaluable, inestimable, precious as the apple of the eye.
tolerable etc. (not very good) 651 — up to the mark, unexceptionable, unobjectionable — satisfactory, tidy.
in good condition, in fair condition — fresh — sound etc. (perfect) 650.
Jewels five words long"
long may such goodness live! "
the luxury of doing good"
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