goodness

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noun good·ness \ˈgu̇d-nəs\

Definition of goodness

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being good

  2. 2 —used interjectionally or in phrases especially to express mild surprise or shock <oh, my goodness !> <goodness knows>

  3. 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>

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of goodness

before 12th century



GOODNESS Defined for Kids

goodness

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noun good·ness \ˈgu̇d-nəs\

Definition of goodness for Students

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being good <Vegetables have natural goodness.>

  2. 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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