Definitions for goodnessˈgʊd nɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. good, goodness(noun)

    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"

  2. good, goodness(noun)

    moral excellence or admirableness

    "there is much good to be found in people"


  1. goodness(Noun)

    The state or characteristic of being good.

  2. goodness(Noun)

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

  3. goodness(Noun)


    Thank goodness that the war is over!

  4. goodness(Noun)

    The moral qualities which constitute Christian excellence; moral virtue.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Goodness(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [AS. gdnes.]


  1. Goodness

    Goodness was an American rock band from Seattle, Washington, led by Carrie Akre, formerly of Hammerbox and now primarily a solo artist. Goodness featured Akre, Danny Newcomb, Garth Reeves, Fiia McGann, and Chris Friel. Akre, Friel, and Newcomb later joined Mike McCready of Pearl Jam and Rick Friel to form the rock band The Rockfords. Goodness recorded a version of "Electricity, Electricity" with Mike McCready using the pseudonym "Petster" on electric guitar for the Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks tribute disc on Lava/Atlantic. They released their self-titled debut album in 1995 on Y Records, followed in 1998 by Anthem on Immortal/Epic and later These Days on Good Ink. Two live albums were released via Kufala Recordings in 2004. Goodness toured extensively all over the world, supporting such acts as Pearl Jam, Cheap Trick, and Oasis. They co-headlined a tour with Candlebox. Goodness reunited for shows at the Tractor Tavern in Ballard on November 22, 2008 and May 23, 2009.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'goodness' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1697

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'goodness' in Nouns Frequency: #2304

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