not a bad sort

not a bad sort

Not a mean, aggressive, or unpleasant person overall. John has his flaws, but he's not a bad sort. I think he just rubs people the wrong way sometimes.
See also: bad, not, sort
References in classic literature ?
Mell was not a bad sort of fellow, but hadn't a sixpence to bless himself with; and that there was no doubt that old Mrs.
Miss Scatcherd is hasty--you must take care not to offend her; Madame Pierrot is not a bad sort of person.
she was not a bad sort, and had a great deal to bear.
I am aware he is a furious royalist; but, in spite of that, and of his being king's attorney, he is a man like ourselves, and I fancy not a bad sort of one.
He is not a bad sort, after all, that officer gentleman.