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goody-goody

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informal

Definition of goody-goody in English:

noun

A smug or ostentatiously virtuous person.
Example sentences
  • Kaitlin had been one of the goody-goodies in school.
  • They weren't all insufferable goody-goodies as children, or always models of perfect sanctity as adults.
  • If the teacher ever leaves the room and puts a few goody-goodies in charge, look out.

adjective

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Smug or ostentatiously virtuous.
Example sentences
  • I have some goody-goody friends who are really nice, but we don't have anything in common.
  • Maybe they just like goody-goody sweet entertainment.
  • At that time, their denial was their belief that they were popular all over the World as a paternalistic big brotherly, goody-goody neighbor.
Synonyms
self-righteous, sanctimonious, pious;
informal starchy, square, fuddy-duddy, stick-in-the-mud
rare Grundyish, Pecksniffian

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