goodness

noun good·ness \ ˈgu̇d-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 in a Sentence

  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



GOODNESS Defined for Kids

goodness

noun good·ness \ ˈgu̇d-nəs \

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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