Synonyms and related words:
Christianity, Christlikeness, Christliness, affability, affectionateness, agreeability, agreeableness, amenity, amiability, amicability, angelicalness, appropriateness, assured probity, beauty of holiness, beneficialness, benignancy, benignity, blamelessness, bliss, blissfulness, brotherhood, character, cleanness, compassion, compatibility, complaisance, congeniality, cordiality, correctitude, correctness, decencies, decency, decorousness, decorum, delectability, deliciousness, enjoyableness, erectness, estimableness, fairness, fear of God, feeling of kinship, felicitousness, fellow feeling, fine flavor, fitness, fittingness, flavorfulness, flavoriness, flavorousness, flavorsomeness, fraternal feeling, full flavor, geniality, godlikeness, godliness, godly-mindedness, good character, good flavor, good taste, goodliness, goodness of heart, gourmet quality, grace, graciousness, gustatory delightfulness, harmoniousness, healthfulness, healthiness, heart of gold, heavenliness, heavenly-mindedness, high ideals, high principles, high-mindedness, holiness, holy-mindedness, honesty, honor, honorableness, humaneness, humanity, immaculacy, integrity, irreproachability, irreproachableness, justice, justness, kindheartedness, kindliness, kindly disposition, kindness, loving kindness, lusciousness, mellifluousness, mellowness, merit, moral excellence, moral rectitude, moral strength, morale, morality, niceness, nobility, normality, normativeness, odor of sanctity, oh, otherworldliness, pleasance, pleasantness, pleasantry, pleasingness, pleasurability, pleasurableness, pleasure, pleasurefulness, principles, probity, properness, proprieties, propriety, pureness, pureness of heart, purity, quality, rapport, rectitude, reputability, respectability, right conduct, right taste, righteousness, rightness, sainthood, saintlikeness, saintliness, saintship, salubriousness, salubrity, salutariness, sanctitude, sanctity, sapidity, savoriness, scrumptiousness, seemliness, seraphicalness, softheartedness, soul of kindness, spiritual-mindedness, spirituality, stainlessness, suitability, superiority, sweetness, sympathy, tastiness, tenderheartedness, toothsomeness, unearthliness, unimpeachability, unimpeachableness, unspottedness, unworldliness, uprightness, upstandingness, virtue, virtuousness, warmheartedness, warmth, warmth of heart, welcomeness, wholesomeness, worthiness

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • goodness — goodness, virtue, rectitude, morality are comparable and very general terms denoting moral excellence. Goodness is the broadest of these terms; it suggests an excellence so deeply established that it is often felt as inherent or innate rather… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Goodness! — | ˌGoodness ˈme! | ˌMy ˈgoodness! | ˌGoodness ˈgracious! idiom (informal) used to express surprise • Goodness, what a big balloon! • My goodness, you have been busy! …   Useful english dictionary

  • Goodness me! — Goodness! | ˌGoodness ˈme! | ˌMy ˈgoodness! | ˌGoodness ˈgracious! idiom (informal) used to express surprise • Goodness, what a big balloon! • My goodness, you have been busy! …   Useful english dictionary

  • Goodness — Good ness, n. [AS. g[=o]dnes.] 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • goodness — O.E. godnes goodness, virtue, kindliness; see GOOD (Cf. good) (adj.) + NESS (Cf. ness). In exclamations from 1610s, first recorded being for goodnesse sake, i.e. as you trust in the goodness of God …   Etymology dictionary

  • goodness — [good′nis] n. [ME goodnesse < OE godnes] 1. the state or quality of being good; specif., a) virtue; excellence b) kindness; generosity; benevolence 2. the best part, essence, or valuable element of a thing interj. used to express surprise or… …   English World dictionary

  • goodness — index benevolence (disposition to do good), decorum, ethics, good faith, honor (good reputation), integrity, merit …   Law dictionary

  • goodness — [n] decency, excellence advantage, beneficence, benefit, benevolence, ethicality, friendliness, generosity, good will, grace, graciousness, honesty, honor, humaneness, integrity, kindheartedness, kindliness, kindness, mercy, merit, morality,… …   New thesaurus

  • goodness — ► NOUN 1) the quality of being good. 2) the nutritious element of food. ► EXCLAMATION ▪ (as a substitution for ‘God’) expressing surprise, anger, etc …   English terms dictionary

  • goodness — good|ness S2 [ˈgudnıs] n [U] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1 my goodness!/goodness (gracious) me! 2 for goodness sake 3 goodness (only) knows 4¦(being good)¦ 5¦(best part)¦ 6 have the goodness to do something 7 out of the goodness of somebody s heart ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • goodness — good|ness1 [ gudnəs ] interjection * used for showing that you are surprised: Goodness, is it time to go already? goodness me: Goodness me! You ve grown! goodness gracious (me): Goodness gracious me! What do you mean? my goodness (me): My… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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