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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. Mason Wartman:

    Our walls have become a nice message board of well wishes to homeless people—of enoucragement and goodwill.

  2. Link Starbureiy:

    There are only two ways to look at history: people either make things happen, or they let things happen. In that sense, all of history is bipolar; cognate of goodwill and bad fortune. Both philosophies, together, importune a reshaping of destiny.

  3. Donald Trump:

    I hope that on these visits I also generate goodwill for United States that supports these programs, but really, the effect is on all of us who work hard every day because we believe in this mission.

  4. Mel Reeves:

    We're disgusted and we're outraged, this is Christmas season. This is time for peace, goodwill towards other human beings. The message they send is they don't even like us, and that disdain doesn't take a holiday.

  5. Donald Trump:

    I really believe there's a lot of goodwill; a lot of good things are happening, as I always say, we'll see what happens, because ultimately it's the end result that matters, not the fact that we're thinking about having a meeting or having a meeting.

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