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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Goodness  \Good"ness\,  n.  [AS.  g?dnes.] 
  The  quality  of  being  good  in  any  of  its  various  senses 
  excellence;  virtue;  kindness;  benevolence;  as  the  goodness 
  of  timber,  of  a  soil,  of  food;  goodness  of  character,  of 
  disposition,  of  conduct,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  goodness 
  n  1:  that  which  is  good  or  valuable  or  useful:  "weigh  the  good 
  against  the  bad";  "among  the  highest  goods  of  all  are 
  happiness  and  self-realization"  [syn:  {good}]  [ant:  {bad}, 
  {bad}] 
  2:  moral  excellence  or  admirableness:  "there  is  much  good  to  be 
  found  in  people"  [syn:  {good}]  [ant:  {evil},  {evil}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Goodness 
  in  man  is  not  a  mere  passive  quality,  but  the  deliberate 
  preference  of  right  to  wrong  the  firm  and  persistent  resistance 
  of  all  moral  evil,  and  the  choosing  and  following  of  all  moral 
  good. 
 




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