goodness

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

good·ness

noun \ˈgd-nəs\

Definition of GOODNESS

1
:  the quality or state of being good
2
—used interjectionally or in phrases especially to express mild surprise or shock <oh, my goodness !> <goodness knows>
3
:  the nutritious, flavorful, or beneficial part of something

Examples of GOODNESS

  1. Even if you don't agree, at least have the goodness to be polite!
  2. <a person of such unaffected goodness that his friends were inspired to lead better lives>

First Known Use of GOODNESS

before 12th century

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