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

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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

First Known Use of goodness

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of goodness was before the 12th century

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goodness

noun
good·​ness | \ˈgu̇d-nəs \

Kids Definition of goodness

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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