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noun [uncountable] good pronunciation in British English /ɡʊd/
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  1. 1
    advantage, or benefit
    for the good of someone/something:

    Hartman should resign for the good of the party.

    for someone’s own good:

    I’m only punishing you for your own good.

    do someone good:

    I think a trip to the beach would do us all a lot of good.

    the common/general good (=benefit for everyone in society or in a group):

    The country’s natural resources should be used for the common good.

  2. 2
    morally correct behaviour

    The Internet can be a force for good by helping to spread knowledge.

    good and evil:

    the battle between good and evil

    1. a.

      the good

      people who behave in a morally correct way
  3. 3
    the pleasant part or aspects of something

    When you’re bringing up kids, you have to take the good with the bad.


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