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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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