What does this term stand for by scale?

" Pretty good " this term confused me so much


I suppose it means "very good" or "quite good"

but some people told me that means

"not bad" , "it is OK", "acceptable"


which one is more precise? thanks for your interpretation first.

Jul 31, 2014 8:25 AM
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For me pretty good is a wat to say quite good or rather good. It's tha same appreciation

July 31, 2014

"pretty good" means that it's not yet good enough to say "it's good", but it's also not bad. I would say it's a little better than "not bad", "acceptable" or "ok", but it's just not fully "good" yet.

For example, I could say "I've had a pretty good day." This would mean that nothing has been bad that day, everything's gone smoothly, but just nothing especially good happened that day.

July 31, 2014

It means fairly good.  The scale would depend on whether the person is an optimist or a pessimist.  Some people will rarely say that's good; they will say say that's not bad.


July 31, 2014

Elias, Ann and djd


very grateful for your interpretation

August 2, 2014

*what I use to say. sorry for the typos, it's hard on a phone 

July 31, 2014