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goodness

[goo d-nis] /ˈgʊd nɪs/
noun
1.
the state or quality of being good.
2.
moral excellence; virtue.
3.
kindly feeling; kindness; generosity.
4.
excellence of quality:
goodness of workmanship.
5.
the best part of anything; essence; strength.
6.
a euphemism for God:
Thank goodness!
interjection
7.
(used in expressions of surprise, alarm, etc.):
Goodness, you gave me a start! Goodness gracious!
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English gōdnes. See good, -ness
Related forms
supergoodness, noun
Synonyms
2. integrity, honesty, uprightness, probity. Goodness, morality, virtue refer to qualities of character or conduct that entitle the possessor to approval and esteem. Goodness is the simple word for the general quality recognized in character or conduct: Many could tell of her goodness and kindness. Morality implies conformity to the recognized standards of right conduct: a citizen of the highest morality. Virtue is a rather formal word, and suggests usually goodness that is consciously or steadily maintained, often in spite of temptations or evil influences: of unassailable virtue; firm and of unwavering virtue. 3. benevolence, benignity, humanity. 4. worth, value.
Antonyms
1. badness, evil.
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British Dictionary definitions for supergoodness

goodness

/ˈɡʊdnɪs/
noun
1.
the state or quality of being good
2.
generosity; kindness
3.
moral excellence; piety; virtue
interjection
4.
a euphemism for God goodness knows!, thank goodness!
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Word Origin and History for supergoodness

goodness

n.

Old English godnes "goodness, virtue, kindliness;" see good (adj.) + -ness. In exclamations from 1610s, first recorded being for goodnesse sake, i.e. "as you trust in the goodness of God."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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supergoodness in the Bible

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.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Idioms and Phrases with supergoodness
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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