goodness knows

Definition of goodness knows

informal

  1. —used to make a statement more forceful He finally got a raise. Goodness knows he deserved one.

Word by Word Definitions

goodnessplay
  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

knowplay knows
  1. :  to perceive directly :  have direct cognition of

    :  to have understanding of

    :  to recognize the nature of :  discern

  1. :  knowledge


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