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goodness (n.)

Old English godnes "goodness, virtue, kindliness;" see good (adj.) + -ness. In exclamations from 1610s as a term of emphasis, first recorded in for goodnesse sake, i.e. "as you trust in the divine goodness" (i.e., God).

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Definitions of goodness from WordNet

goodness (n.)
that which is pleasing or valuable or useful;
Synonyms: good
goodness (n.)
moral excellence or admirableness;
Synonyms: good
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