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goodness Explained

goodness at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


goodness at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

S2 n [U] ----------//
1 my goodness!/goodness (gracious) me!:
2 for goodness' sake:
3 goodness (only) knows:
4 being good:
5 best part:
6 have the goodness to do something:
7 out of the goodness of somebody's heart: ----------//
1 my goodness!/goodness (gracious) me!: spoken said when you are surprised or sometimes angry// --My goodness, you have spent a lot!//
2 for goodness' sake: spoken said when you are annoyed or surprised, especially when telling someone to do something// --For goodness' sake stop arguing!//
3 goodness (only) knows: spoken used to emphasize that you are not sure about something, or to make a statement stronger// --That bar's been closed for goodness knows how long.// --Goodness knows, I tried to help him!//
4 BEING GOOD: the quality of being good// --the desire to see goodness and justice in the world//
5 BEST PART: the part of food which is good for your health// --All the goodness of an egg is in the yolk.//
6 have the goodness to do sth: old-fashioned formal used when asking someone to do something in an extremely polite way// --Please have the goodness to wait.//
7 out of the goodness of sb's heart: used when someone has done something in order to be kind or helpful to other people// --He did it out of the goodness of his heart.//

goodness at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

175 Moby Thesaurus words for "goodness":
Christianity, Christlikeness, Christliness, affability,
affectionateness, agreeability, agreeableness, amenity, amiability,
amicability, angelicalness, appropriateness, assured probity,
beauty of holiness, beneficialness, benignancy, benignity,
blamelessness, bliss, blissfulness, brotherhood, character,
cleanness, compassion, compatibility, complaisance, congeniality,
cordiality, correctitude, correctness, decencies, decency,
decorousness, decorum, delectability, deliciousness, enjoyableness,
erectness, estimableness, fairness, fear of God,
feeling of kinship, felicitousness, fellow feeling, fine flavor,
fitness, fittingness, flavorfulness, flavoriness, flavorousness,
flavorsomeness, fraternal feeling, full flavor, geniality,
godlikeness, godliness, godly-mindedness, good character,
good flavor, good taste, goodliness, goodness of heart,
gourmet quality, grace, graciousness, gustatory delightfulness,
harmoniousness, healthfulness, healthiness, heart of gold,
heavenliness, heavenly-mindedness, high ideals, high principles,
high-mindedness, holiness, holy-mindedness, honesty, honor,
honorableness, humaneness, humanity, immaculacy, integrity,
irreproachability, irreproachableness, justice, justness,
kindheartedness, kindliness, kindly disposition, kindness,
loving kindness, lusciousness, mellifluousness, mellowness, merit,
moral excellence, moral rectitude, moral strength, morale,
morality, niceness, nobility, normality, normativeness,
odor of sanctity, oh, otherworldliness, pleasance, pleasantness,
pleasantry, pleasingness, pleasurability, pleasurableness,
pleasure, pleasurefulness, principles, probity, properness,
proprieties, propriety, pureness, pureness of heart, purity,
quality, rapport, rectitude, reputability, respectability,
right conduct, right taste, righteousness, rightness, sainthood,
saintlikeness, saintliness, saintship, salubriousness, salubrity,
salutariness, sanctitude, sanctity, sapidity, savoriness,
scrumptiousness, seemliness, seraphicalness, softheartedness,
soul of kindness, spiritual-mindedness, spirituality,
stainlessness, suitability, superiority, sweetness, sympathy,
tastiness, tenderheartedness, toothsomeness, unearthliness,
unimpeachability, unimpeachableness, unspottedness, unworldliness,
uprightness, upstandingness, virtue, virtuousness, warmheartedness,
warmth, warmth of heart, welcomeness, wholesomeness, worthiness

goodness at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Good): good, goodness, benefit, advantage, improvement, interest, service, behalf, weal, gain, profit, harvest, boon, gift, blessing, prize, windfall, godsend.

[N] (Goodness): goodness, excellence, merit, virtue, value, worth, superiority, perfection, masterpiece, prime, flower, cream, elite, pick, nonpareil, creme de la creme .

[N] (Pleasantness): pleasantness, agreeableness, voluptuousness, delectability, amusement, attraction, attractiveness, fascination, enchantment, seduction, amenity, amiability, winsomeness, loveliness, beauty, goodness.

[N] (Benevolence): benevolence, good will, philanthropy, unselfishness, kindness, kindliness, brotherly love, charity, sympathy, goodness of heart, bonhomie, kind-heartedness, amiability, tenderness, love, friendship, generosity goodness, render a service, be of use, aid.

Goodness at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

ron, inclose , enclose , encircle, embrace, circumvent, gird, belt, begird, skirt, circumscribe.

[V] (Circumscription): circumscribe, limit, bound, confine, inclose , enclose , surroun

goodness at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun [U]
1 (spoken) used to express surprise:
Goodness, what a big balloon! * My goodness! * Goodness me, no! * Goodness gracious!
2 the quality of being good:
the essential goodness of human nature * evidence of God's goodness * (formal) At least have the goodness (= good manners) to look at me when I'm talking to you. -> GOOD
3 the part of sth that has a useful effect on sb/sth, especially sb's health:
These vegetables have had all the goodness boiled out of them. * Branches pruned from the trees are shredded so the goodness goes back into the soil.
out of the goodness of your heart from feelings of kindness, without thinking about what advantage there will be for you:
You're not telling me he offered to lend you the money out of the goodness of his heart?

Goodness at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Goodness \Good"ness\, n. [AS. g?dnes.]
The quality of being good in any of its various senses;
excellence; virtue; kindness; benevolence; as, the goodness
of timber, of a soil, of food; goodness of character, of
disposition, of conduct, etc.

goodness at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: that which is good or valuable or useful; "weigh the good
against the bad"; "among the highest goods of all are
happiness and self-realization" [syn: {good}] [ant: {bad},
2: moral excellence or admirableness; "there is much good to be
found in people" [syn: {good}] [ant: {evil}, {evil}]

goodness at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


* Inter: audio » en-us-goodness.ogg|Audio (US)


Inter: suffix » good|ness


Inter: en-noun » es|-
  • Inter: uncountabl » e The state or characteristic of being good.
    1. Inter: countabl » e The good, nutritional, healthy part or content of something.
    2. Inter: uncountable » euphemistic God.
    3. : Thank goodness that the war is over!
    4. Inter: Christianit » y The moral qualities which constitute Christian excellence; moral virtue.
    5. 1611, Category: w - :King James Version of the Bible|King James Version of the Bible, Category: w - :Epistle to the Galatians|Galatians, Category: s - :Bible (King James)/Galatians#Chapter 5|5:22:
    6. : The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith.


      * virtue

      Derived terms

      * my goodness!


      Inter: trans-top » state or characteristic of being good

  • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|mirësi|f
  • Anglo-Norman: Inter: tø » xno|bonté, Inter: tø » xno|bounté
  • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|bondá|f
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|bondat|f, Inter: t- » ca|bonesa|f
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|dobrota|f
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|goedheid|f
  • Esperanto: Inter: t+ » eo|boneco
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|bonté|f
  • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|bondade|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Güte|f, Inter: t+ » de|Gütigkeit|f, (elevated) Inter: t- » de|Herzensgüte|f, Inter: t+ » de|Tugend|f, Inter: t+ » de|Integrität|f
  • Greek: Inter: t- » el|καλόσυνη|f|tr=kalósyni
  • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|boneso

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|bontà
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|bonitas
    • Occitan: Inter: t- » oc|bontat|f, Inter: t- » oc|bonesa|f
    • Old French: Inter: tø » fro|bonté|f
    • Old Provençal: Inter: tø » pro|bontat|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|bondade|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|bunătate
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|добота|f|sc=Cyrl|tr=dobrotá|alt=доброта́
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|bondad|f
    • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|uzuri
    • Swedish: godhet
    • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|మంచితనము
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|iyilik

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Cebuano: kaayo
    • Finnish: hyvyys
    • French: bonté

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: bontà
  • Kurdish:
  • : Sorani: Inter: ku-Arab » باشی, Inter: ku-Arab » چاکه‌

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

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    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1
    • Inter: R:OneLoo » k

    Translation: et » goodness
    Translation: es » goodness
    Translation: eo » goodness
    Translation: fr » goodness
    Translation: ko » goodness
    Translation: io » goodness
    Translation: it » goodness
    Translation: kn » goodness
    Translation: sw » goodness
    Translation: hu » goodness
    Translation: mg » goodness
    Translation: ml » goodness
    Translation: my » goodness
    Translation: km » goodness
    Translation: pl » goodness
    Translation: ro » goodness
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    Translation: fi » goodness
    Translation: sv » goodness
    Translation: ta » goodness
    Translation: te » goodness
    Translation: uk » goodness
    Translation: vi » goodness
    Translation: zh » goodness