“Good Enough” vs. “Pretty Good”: What’s the Difference?

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The difference between “good enough” and “pretty good”

  • Good enough sets a minimum standard, while pretty good aims for excellence.
  • Good enough suggests that something is just sufficient, while pretty good implies something better than average.
  • Good enough is more focused on practicality, while pretty good is more focused on quality.
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What is the definition of “good enough” and “pretty good”?

Good enough
  • Good enough refers to meeting a minimum standard or requirement.
  • It suggests that the outcome may not be perfect but is satisfactory.
  • The focus is on functionality and practicality rather than excellence.
Pretty good
  • Pretty good refers to something that is above average or satisfactory in quality or performance.
  • It implies a level of excellence that is desirable but not necessarily perfect.
  • The focus is on achieving high standards and quality.

Which is the more popular variant on the Internet?

“Good enough” is the more popular variant on the web.
More popular
Good enough
160,000,000 results on the web
  1. This soup is good enough, but it needs more seasoning.
  2. My grades were good enough to pass, but I still want to improve.
  3. We don't need a fancy restaurant, this diner is good enough for me.
Pretty good
155,000,000 results on the web
  1. The cake turned out pretty good considering it was my first time baking.
  2. I'm feeling pretty good about the presentation I gave at work today.
  3. The service at the new restaurant was pretty good, but the food was just okay.
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