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English noun: goodwill

1. goodwill (possession) (accounting) an intangible asset valued according to the advantage or reputation a business has acquired (over and above its tangible assets)

Synonymsgood will

Broader (hypernym)intangible, intangible asset

Domain categoryaccounting

2. goodwill (feeling) the friendly hope that something will succeed

Synonymsgood will

Broader (hypernym)friendliness

3. goodwill (attribute) a disposition to kindness and compassion

SamplesThe victor's grace in treating the vanquished.

Synonymsgood will, grace

Broader (hypernym)good nature

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