Goodness meaning

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The definition of goodness is kindness, generosity or beneficial.

An example of goodness is volunteering to serve meals at a homeless shelter.

An example of goodness is the nutritious skin on a vegetable.

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The state or quality of being good.
  • Virtue; excellence.
  • Kindness; generosity; benevolence.
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The beneficial or nutritious part.
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Used to express mild surprise.
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Used to express surprise or wonder.

For goodness' sake!

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The best part, essence, or valuable element of a thing.
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(uncountable) The state or characteristic of being good.
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The state or quality of being good.
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(countable) The good, nutritional, healthy part or content of something.
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(uncountable, euphemistic) God.

Thank goodness that the war is over!

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(Christianity) The moral qualities which constitute Christian excellence; moral virtue.
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Origin of goodness

  • good +‎ -ness

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