goody-goody definition

  • adjective:
    • Affectedly nice, great, or virtuous.
    • Mawkishly or weakly good; exhibiting goodness with silliness.
    • affectedly or smugly great or self-righteous
  • noun:
    • person who is affectedly nice, good, or virtuous.
    • A well-behaved person without any obvious human failings, with the possible exception of smugness and self-satisfaction
    • somebody who is weakly, sentimentally, or affectedly good; a goody-goody individual; -- often used to make reference to individual who functions with good motives but just who bunglingly does even more harm than good. The latter may sometimes be deprecatingly called a goo-goo.
    • somebody who behaves very well to please an excellent

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