Synonyms of 'goodness'
1 virtueDictionary, honour, merit
He retains his faith in human goodness.
His mother was held up to the family as a paragon of virtue.
I can no longer serve with honour as a member of your government.
I have always regarded him as a man of integrity.
an effort to preserve traditional morality
It's time for complete honesty from political representatives.
adopting a tone of moral righteousness
a woman renowned for her moral probity
people of the utmost rectitude
a contest in which courage and Victorian uprightness win through
2 excellenceDictionary, value, quality
his total belief in the goodness of socialist society
a school once noted for its academic excellence
Studies are needed to see if these therapies have any value.
a college of quality
She did not appreciate her husband's true worth until he was gone.
Box-office success mattered more than artistic merit.
Our army has air superiority.
3 nutritionDictionary, benefit, advantage
drinks full of natural goodness
4 kindnessDictionary, charity, humanity
performing actions of goodness towards the poor
We have been treated with such kindness by everybody.
He had no sense of right and wrong, no charity, no humanity.
His speech showed great humility and humanity.
I invited them to dinner as a gesture of goodwill.
Neither side showed its prisoners any mercy.
The Dalai Lama practises what he preaches: universal kindness and compassion.
his moral decency and generosity of spirit
A bit of benevolence from people in power is not what we need.
His kindliness and warmth made him particularly effective with staff welfare.
Goodness is easier to recognise than to define– I Believe]
Nobody deserves to be praised for his goodness if he has not the power to be wicked. All other goodness is often only weakness and impotence of the will– Maxims]
Goodness is not achieved in a vacuum, but in the company of other men, attended by love– Dangling Man]
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An advantage is something that puts you in a better position than other people.
A good crowd will be a definite advantage to the team.
Thesaurus for goodness from the Collins English Thesaurus
People sometimes say ' goodness ' or ' my goodness ' to express surprise .