goodness knows

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of goodness knows

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

Word by Word Definitions

goodness play
  1. : the quality or state of being good

  2. used interjectionally or in phrases especially to express mild surprise or shock

  3. : the nutritious, flavorful, or beneficial part of something

know play knows
  1. : to perceive directly : have direct cognition of

  2. : to have understanding of

  3. : to recognize the nature of : discern

  1. : knowledge


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