good·ness noun \ˈgu̇d-nəs\
: the quality or state of being good
—used interjectionally or in phrases especially to express mild surprise or shock <oh, my goodness !> <goodness knows>
: the nutritious, flavorful, or beneficial part of something
Examples of GOODNESS
- Even if you don't agree, at least have the goodness to be polite!
- <a person of such unaffected goodness that his friends were inspired to lead better lives>
First Known Use of GOODNESS
before 12th century
Related to GOODNESS
- character, decency, morality, honesty, integrity, probity, rectitude, righteousness, rightness, uprightness, virtue, virtuousness
- badness, evil, evildoing, immorality, iniquity, sin, villainy, wickedness
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