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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.


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.


Broader (hypernym)morality

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


Antonymsevilness, evil

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