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goodness

good·ness

goodness

 
pronunciation:
gUd nihs
parts of speech:
noun, interjection
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the quality or condition of being good.
full of goodness and generosity
synonyms:
altruism, beneficence, benevolence, decency, grace, integrity, merit, rectitude, virtue, worth
antonyms:
evil
similar words:
charity, compassion, generosity, good will, humanity, mercy, morality, piety, probity, righteousness
definition 2: the good or essential part, esp. of food.
The goodness is in the skins of potatoes.
similar words:
advantage, benefit, meat, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, pick, prime, value, worth
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part of speech: interjection
definition: used in expressions of surprise or alarm.
Goodness! You've had your hair chopped off.
synonyms:
gee, gosh, gracious, heavens, wow
similar words:
boy, hey