goodness

DEFINITIONS OF: goodness

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n moral excellence or admirableness

Synonyms:
good
Antonyms:
evil, evilness
the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice
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kindness
the quality of being warmhearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic
beneficence
the quality of being kind or helpful or generous
benignancy, benignity, graciousness
the quality of being kind and gentle
moral excellence, virtue, virtuousness
the quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong
virtue
a particular moral excellence
saintliness
the quality of resembling a saint
summum bonum
the supreme good in which all moral values are included or from which they are derived
generosity, generousness
the trait of being willing to give your money or time
benevolence
an inclination to do kind or charitable acts
free grace, grace, grace of God
(Christian theology) the free and unmerited favor or beneficence of God
loving-kindness
tender kindness motivated by a feeling of affection
considerateness, consideration, thoughtfulness
kind and considerate regard for others
cardinal virtue
one of the seven preeminent virtues
Type of:
morality
concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct

n that which is pleasing or valuable or useful

Synonyms:
good
Antonyms:
bad, badness
that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
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worthiness
the quality or state of having merit or value
desirability, desirableness
the quality of being worthy of desiring
benefit, welfare
something that aids or promotes well-being
better
something superior in quality or condition or effect
better
the superior one of two alternatives
optimum
most favorable conditions or greatest degree or amount possible under given circumstances
soundness, wisdom, wiseness
the quality of being prudent and sensible
deservingness, merit, meritoriousness
the quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance)
laudability, laudableness, praiseworthiness
the quality of being worthy of praise
quotability
the quality of being worthy of being quoted
roadworthiness
(of motor vehicles) the quality of being fit to drive on the open road
advantage, reward
benefit resulting from some event or action
interest, sake
a reason for wanting something done
advisability
the quality of being advisable
reasonableness
goodness of reason and judgment
Type of:
quality
an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
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