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goodness

Roget category 648

5. Words relating to the voluntary powers
5.2. Prospective volition
›› 5.2.2. Subservience to ends

#648. [Capability of producing good. Good qualities.] Goodness

noun

goodness etc. adj. — excellence, meritvirtue etc. 944value, worth, price.
super-excellence, supereminencesuperiority etc. 33perfection etc. 650coup de maitre [Fr.] masterpiece, chef d'ouvre [Fr.], prime, flower, cream, elite, pick, A 1, nonesuch, nonpareil, creme de la creme, flower of the flock, cock of the roost, salt of the earthchampionprodigy.
tidbitgem, gem of the first waterbijou, precious stone, jewel, pearl, diamond, ruby, brilliant, treasuregood thingrara avis [Lat.], one in a thousand.
beneficence etc. 906good man etc. 948.

verb

be beneficial etc. adj. — produce good, do good etc. 618profit etc. (be of use) 644 benefitconfer a benefit etc. 618.
be the making of, do a world of good, make a man of.
produce a good effectdo a good turn, confer an obligationimprove etc. 658.
do no harm, break no bones.
be good etc. adj. — excel, transcend etc. (be superior) 33bear away the bell.
stand the proof, stand the testpass muster, pass an examination.
challenge comparison, vie, emulate, rival.

adjective

harmless, hurtlessunobnoxious, innocuous, innocent, inoffensive.
beneficial, valuable, of valueserviceable etc. (useful) 644advantageous, edifying, profitablesalutary etc. (healthful) 656.
favorablepropitious etc. (hope-giving) 858fair.
good, good as goldexcellentbettersuperior etc. 33above parnice, finegenuine etc. (true) 494.
best, choice, select, picked, elect, recherche, rare, pricelessunparagoned, unparalleled etc. (supreme) 33superlatively etc. 33goodbully [Slang], crackajack [Slang], giltedgedsuperfine, superexcellentof the first water first-rate, first-classhigh-wrought, exquisite, very best, crack, prime, tiptop, capital, cardinalstandard etc. (perfect) 650inimitable.
admirable, estimablepraiseworthy etc. (approve) 931pleasing etc. 829couleur de rose [Fr.], precious, of great pricecostly etc. (dear) 814worth its weight in gold, worth a Jew's eyepriceless, invaluable, inestimable, precious as the apple of the eye.
tolerable etc. (not very good) 651up to the mark, unexceptionable, unobjectionablesatisfactory, tidy.
in good condition, in fair condition freshsound etc. (perfect) 650.

adverb

beneficially etc. adj. — well etc. 618.

phrase

Jewels five words long" [Tennyson]; long may such goodness live! " [Rogers]; the luxury of doing good" [Goldsmith].



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