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"
moral excellence or admirableness
"there is much good to be found in people"
The state or characteristic of being good.
The good, nutritional, healthy part or content of something.
Thank goodness that the war is over!
The moral qualities which constitute Christian excellence; moral virtue.
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
Etymology: [AS. gdnes.]
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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'goodness' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1697
Rank popularity for the word 'goodness' in Nouns Frequency: #2304
The numerical value of goodness in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of goodness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of goodness in a Sentence
Donald Trump was speaking two days ahead of the Republican primary in Indiana, where the latest polls show Donald Trump holding a double-digit lead over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. At a rally in La Porte Sunday night, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz urged Indiana voters to help Texas Sen. Ted Cruz deny Donald Trump the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the nomination prior to the Republican convention. I believe in the men and women gathered here and the goodness of the American people that we will not give into evil, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said at one point. All across this country, millions of Americans right now are praying for you. You’re being lifted up in prayer right now. Any solemnity the occasion had was interrupted by a young boy who heckled Texas Sen. Ted Cruz repeatedly, including with the phrase, You suck ! One of the things that hopefully someone has told you is that children should actually speak with respect.
Well, my goodness ... it does sound as if the town is being a little unreasonable, doesn't it?
One whose chief regard is for his own mind, and for the divinity within him and the service of its goodness, will strike no poses, utter no complaints, and crave neither for solitude nor yet for a crowd. Best of all, his life will be free from continual pursuing and avoiding.
All along I said ‘Oh my goodness, I want to do this,’.
They wait until the very last minute, they wait until the last minute and then they say, 'Oh my goodness it is a dangerous world we've got to continue this program the way it is!'.
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- bonesa, bondatCatalan, Valencian
- Güte, Integrität, Tugend, Herzensgüte, GütigkeitGerman
- hyvyys, hyväFinnish
- טוּב לֵבHebrew
- bonesa, bontatOccitan
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