What is another word for goody-goody?

255 synonyms found


[ ɡˈʊdiɡˈʊdi], [ ɡˈʊdiɡˈʊdi], [ ɡ_ˈʊ_d_i_ɡ_ˈʊ_d_i]

Goody-goody is an adjective used to describe someone who is excessively or insincerely well-behaved. Synonyms for goody-goody include sanctimonious, self-righteous, priggish, holier-than-thou, pious, puritanical, and smug. Just like a goody-goody, someone who is sanctimonious pretends to be morally superior, while self-righteous people are convinced of their own moral correctness. Someone who is priggish is rigidly moralistic, while someone who is holier-than-thou considers themselves more religious or virtuous than others. Pious people are extremely religious, while puritanical people are strict in their moral codes. Finally, someone who is smug is overly confident and satisfied with their own superiority.

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How to use "Goody-goody" in context?

Are you a goody-goody? If so, that might not be a bad thing. In fact, some people might even call you a saint. Of course, there are also people who might think you're too good for this world. But, whether or not you're a goody-goody, there are some things you should know about being one.

First of all, being a goody-goody doesn't mean you're a doormat. In fact, being a goody-goody can actually give you a lot of strength. Why? Because it can make you a better friend.

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