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English definition of “goodness”

goodness

exclamation     /ˈɡʊd.nəs/ (also goodness gracious)
used to express any strong emotion, especially surprise: (My) goodness! how many more times do I have to tell you! Goodness gracious (me), what a terrible thought!InterjectionsSounds used as interjections
(Definition of goodness exclamation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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