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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 good·ness /ˈgʊdnəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Good·ness n.  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) 2.0

      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,
      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

    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