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 in a sentence
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
Before 12th Century
First Known Use of goodness
before 12th century
GOODNESS Defined for Kids
Definition of goodness for Students
1 : the quality or state of being good Vegetables have natural goodness.
2 : excellence of morals and behavior My grandparents Hiddle were … full up to the tops of their heads with goodness and sweetness … — Sharon Creech, Walk Two Moons
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