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Definition of "goodness" []

  • The state or quality of being good. (noun)
  • The beneficial or nutritious part. (noun)
  • Used to express mild surprise. (interjection)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "goodness" in a sentence
  • "A second proof that the approbation of goodness is not the love of it is found in the fact, that _it is impossible not to approve of goodness_, while it is possible not to love it."
  • "We cannot reduce them to something they all have in common, or sensibly claim that there is a disjunctive property of goodness (such that goodness is ˜goodness in one of the various ways '."
  • "The downside of all this goodness is the price tag."