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Synonyms for goodness
ˈgʊd nɪsgood·ness

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  1. goodnessnoun


  2. goodnessnoun

    The state or characteristic of being good.


  3. goodnessnoun

    The good, nutritional, healthy part or content of something.


  4. goodnessnoun


    Thank goodness that the war is over!


  5. goodnessnoun

    The moral qualities which constitute Christian excellence; moral virtue.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. goodness

    Virtue (Latin virtus, primarily manly strength or courage, from vir, a man, a hero) is, in its full sense, goodness that is victorious through trial, perhaps through temptation and conflict. Goodness, the being morally good, may be much less than virtue, as lacking the strength that comes from trial and conflict, or it may be very much more than virtue, as rising sublimely above the possibility of temptation and conflict — the infantile as contrasted with the divine goodness. Virtue is distinctively human; we do not predicate it of God. Morality is conformity to the moral law in action, whether in matters concerning ourselves or others, whether with or without right principle. Honesty and probity are used especially of one's relations to his fellow men, probity being to honesty much what virtue in some respects is to goodness; probity is honesty tried and proved, especially in those things that are beyond the reach of legal requirement; above the commercial sense, honesty may be applied to the highest truthfulness of the soul to and with itself and its Maker. Integrity, in the full sense, is moral wholeness without a flaw; when used, as it often is, of contracts and dealings, it has reference to inherent character and principle, and denotes much more than superficial or conventional honesty. Honor is a lofty honesty that scorns fraud or wrong as base and unworthy of itself. Honor rises far above thought of the motto that "honesty is the best policy." Purity is freedom from all admixture, especially of that which debases; it is chastity both of heart and life, but of the life because from the heart. Duty, the rendering of what is due to any person or in any relation, is, in this connection, the fulfilment of moral obligation. Rectitude and righteousness denote conformity to the standard of right, whether in heart or act; righteousness is used especially in the religious sense. Uprightness refers especially to conduct. Virtuousness is a quality of the soul or of action; in the latter sense it is the essence of virtuous action. Compare INNOCENT; JUSTICE; RELIGION.

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    chastity, duty, excellence, faithfulness, honesty, honor, integrity, justice, morality, probity, purity, rectitude, righteousness, rightness, truth, uprightness, virtue, virtuousness, worth, worthiness

    evil, vice, viciousness, wickedness, wrong

Princeton's WordNet

  1. good, goodnessnoun

    that which is pleasing or valuable or useful

    "weigh the good against the bad"; "among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization"

    good, trade good, commodity

    bad, badness, evil, evilness

  2. good, goodnessnoun

    moral excellence or admirableness

    "there is much good to be found in people"

    good, trade good, commodity

    badness, evilness, bad, evil

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Editors Contribution

  1. sianoun

    goodness means being good and sia means help, and one who brings joy. therefore they mean the same thing

    i am sia(one who brings joy) i am goodness( being good by bringing joy)

    Submitted by goonessejirobrume on August 9, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. goodnessnoun

    excellence, value, worth

  2. goodnessnoun

    righteousness, virtue, integrity, uprightness, probity, honesty, principle

  3. goodnessnoun

    kindness, benevolence, good will

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "goodness":

    god, kindness, divine, bounty, warm-heartedness, gosh, christ, heaven, lord

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  1. Mark Neal:

    Well for the neighbors who lived next door to those deteriorating properties, thank goodness the houses were taken down, and you now see some infill take place. Youve have community groups that have begun doing some infill work for themselves. Local people buying properties building smaller homes newer homes or rehabbing other homes to make them now new rentals or make them office space.

  2. Mike Pompeo:

    Donald Trump was a KGB agent for goodness sakes. Donald Trump knows how to use power. We should respect that.

  3. William Schaffner:

    I come down with a cold and I say to William Schaffner,' Oh my goodness, how did I get this cold ?' I wasn't around anyone who was coughing and sneezing in the last 48 hours, but I was around a healthy person carrying the cold virus in their throat who didn't know they were capable of spreading it.

  4. Jenny LaBaw:

    It became apparent early on that this run was about much more than epilepsy. Each and every day I come across stories about the goodness of humankind and/or overcoming adversity, i'm very lucky that for two years I've had complete seizure control.

  5. The Jolliff:

    Thank goodness for my husband, that first month was a fog for me. Not being able to hold my son and give him that closeness was extremely difficult.

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