good-natured


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good-natured

Of or having a kindly, affable, beneficent, and/or obliging propensity, inclination, or personality. Mark is so good-natured, always willing to lend a hand no matter what the task. We're always looking for good-natured individuals to act as mentors to our students with learning disabilities.
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It's testament to the honesty and good-natured spirit that pervades the vast majority of people in Merseyside.
"I have nothing but praise for the good-natured behaviour of those who took part."
You could see they were treating it as good-natured banter.
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I despise good-natured old Ratty in 'The Wind in the Willows.' I piss down the throats of Mickey Mouse and Stuart Little.
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Wood's hard-hitting critiquing didn't merely poke good-natured fun at those not in the know; it also served the purpose of giving writers and editors a sort of how-not-to guide:
Adapting the English gentry's patriarchism and the Anglican Church's hierarchical authority to their own purposes, the great planters projected an image of themselves as the divinely chosen leaders of an idyllic plantation society--virtuous, good-natured "fathers," concerned for the spiritual and corporeal welfare of the enslaved blacks and other dependents (white women and children) who made up their plantation households.
That ethnic minority leaders can meet and police in a good-natured atmosphere shows Cardiff has learnt much during its long history of welcoming immigrants.
Personally, Rehnquist was known as fair and good-natured. Many people also admired his modesty.
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Parents everywhere are sure to see their own experiences reflected in the good-natured humor of the stay-at-home "I prefer to think of it as twenty-five years of maternity leave" mother and well-meaning father with noticeably less stamina around babies at maximum volume ("How come when you look after the kids it's 'parenting' but when I look after the kids it's 'not working'?" asks the beleagured mother).
But I'm not sure you reach people with good-natured sing-a-longs about talking whales and tree spirits.