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What's a flattering term meaning "goose-like"?

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I've tried googling the heck out of this one but it keeps coming up with kind of derogatory terms (such as Bird-brained, etc.)  You'd thin it might go something like "goosd-esque" or "goseline'' (if that were a word.) 

 

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Well, I think anserine would be the closest. It has two definitions, the first being simply "Of or resembling a goose" and the second being "silly: foolish".
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There appears to be plenty of synonyms for gooselike (silly, stupid, etc.) but consistently the only antonym for gooselike I can find is "smart".

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Yet I've never met a silly goose or foolish or any of the rest, to the contrary. 

 

We need a word meaning wise, protective, faithful, endearing and astute (everything else we know a goose to be) as a goose...something to propose to the O.E.D.

 

Shakespeare said,"What fools these mortals be!"  He spoke on "sauce" for geese, "wild goose chases"...but nothing derogatory....

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