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Meaning of “goodness” - Learner’s Dictionary

goodness

noun     /ˈɡʊdnəs/
[U] the quality of being good: She believes in the goodness of human nature.Virtue and moral good
my goodness informal
something you say when you are surprised: My goodness, he's a big baby, isn't he?Expressions of surprise
thank goodness informal
something you say when you are happy because something bad did not happen: Thank goodness that dog didn't bite you.Relieved and thankful
for goodness sake
used when you are annoyed or when you want something to happen quickly: For goodness sake, come in out of the rain.Intensifying expressions
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