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English noun: goodness

1. goodness (attribute) that which is pleasing or valuable or useful


SamplesWeigh the good against the bad.
Among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization.


Synonymsgood


Broader (hypernym)quality


Narrower (hyponym)benefit, better, better, desirability, desirableness, optimum, soundness, welfare, wisdom, wiseness, worthiness


Antonymsbad, badness

2. goodness (attribute) moral excellence or admirableness


SamplesThere is much good to be found in people.


Synonymsgood


Broader (hypernym)morality


Narrower (hyponym)beneficence, benignancy, benignity, graciousness, kindness, moral excellence, saintliness, summum bonum, virtue, virtue, virtuousness


Attributegood


Antonymsevilness, evil









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