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Meaning of GOODNESS

Pronunciation:  'gûdnes

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  moral excellence or admirableness; "there is much good to be found in people"
  2. [n]  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"

GOODNESS is a 8 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: good
 Antonyms: bad, badness, evil, evilness
 See Also: beneficence, benefit, benignancy, benignity, better, desirability, desirableness, graciousness, kindness, moral excellence, morality, optimum, quality, saintliness, soundness, summum bonum, virtue, virtuousness, welfare, wisdom, wiseness, worthiness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Easton Bible Dictionary

in man is not a mere passive quality, but the deliberate preference of right to wrong, the firm and persistent resistance of all moral evil, and the choosing and following of all moral good.

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