for goodness' sake

Definition of for goodness' sake

  1. —used to express surprise or annoyance Will you hurry up, for goodness' sake?

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the quality or state of being good

    : used interjectionally or in phrases especially to express mild surprise or shock

    :  the nutritious, flavorful, or beneficial part of something

  1. :  end, purpose

    :  the good, advantage, or enhancement of some entity (as an ideal)

    :  personal or social welfare, safety, or benefit

  1. :  a Japanese alcoholic beverage of fermented rice often served hot

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capable of being understood in two ways

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