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Princeton's WordNet

  1. good will, goodwillnoun

    (accounting) an intangible asset valued according to the advantage or reputation a business has acquired (over and above its tangible assets)

  2. good will, goodwillnoun

    the friendly hope that something will succeed

  3. grace, good will, goodwillnoun

    a disposition to kindness and compassion

    "the victor's grace in treating the vanquished"


  1. goodwillnoun

    A favorably disposed attitude toward someone or something.

  2. goodwillnoun

    The value of a business entity not directly attributable to its tangible assets and liabilities. This value derives from factors such as consumer loyalty to the brand.

  3. goodwillnoun

    A concept used to refer to the ability of an individual or business to exert influence within a community, club, market or another type of group, without having to resort to the use of an asset (such as money or property), either directly or by the creation of a lien.

Editors Contribution

  1. goodwill

    A kind or generous act.

    The customer service team were very helpful and as an act of goodwill they awarded accurately and justly.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 2, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Goodwill in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Goodwill in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Goodwill in a Sentence

  1. Yuval Steinitz:

    We have resolved 80 to 90 percent of the difficulties, or gaps, and now with a little bit of goodwill and flexibility on both sides we can reach the remaining items, i think we are pretty close (to normalizing relations).

  2. Michael Kugelman:

    At this point, there's sufficient goodwill in India-Pakistan relations to weather this attack. Saboteurs won't win this one.

  3. Emmanuel Macron:

    We gave ourselves six months (to work on this), i also told him that France would push for European regulation, as we can't bet on the mere goodwill of companies alone.

  4. Albert Einstein:

    How I wish that somewhere there existed an island for those who are wise and of goodwill In such a place even I would be an ardent patriot.

  5. James Allen, "As A Man Thinketh":

    As you cannot have a sweet and wholesome abode unless you admit the air and sunshine freely into your rooms, so a strong body and a bright, happy, or serene countenance can only result from the free admittance into the mind of thoughts of joy and goodwill and serenity.

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    (used of persons) bound to a tract of land; hence their service is transferable from owner to owner
    • A. aculeate
    • B. adscripted
    • C. proprietary
    • D. ambidextrous

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