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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section II. Prospective Volition
2. Degree of Subservience
 
648. [Capability of Producing Good. Good Qualities.] Goodness.
 
  
NOUN:GOODNESS &c. adj.; excellence, merit; virtue [See Virtue]; value, worth, price.
  SUPEREXCELLENCE, supereminence, quintessence; superiority [See Superiority]; perfection [See Perfection]; coup de maître [F.]; masterpiece, chef d’œuvre [F.], prime, flower, cream, élite [F.], pick, nonesuch [now rare], A1 or A number 1 [colloq.], nonpareil [F.], crême de la crême [F.], flower of the flock, cock of the roost, salt of the earth; champion; prodigy, wonder, best ever [colloq.].
  GEM, - of the first water; bijou [F.], precious stone, jewel, pearl, diamond, ruby, brilliant, treasure; tidbit, good thing; rara avis [L.], one in a thousand.
  BENEFICENCE [See Benevolence].
  GOOD MAN [See Good Man].
  
VERB:BE BENEFICIAL &c. adj.; produce or do good [See Good]; profit (be of use) [See Utility]; benefit; confer a benefit [See Good].
  produce a good effect; be the making of, do a world of good, make a man of; do a good turn, confer an obligation; improve [See Improvement].
  do no harm, break no bones.
  BE GOOD &c. adj.; be pure gold, be all wool; be the real -thing, - article; look good to [colloq.]; excel, transcend (be superior) [See Superiority]; bear away the bell.
  stand the -proof, - test; pass muster, pass an examination.
  VIE, challenge comparison, emulate, rival.
  
ADJECTIVE:BENEFICIAL, valuable, of value; serviceable (useful) [See Utility]; advantageous, profitable, edifying; salutary (healthful) [See Salubrity].
  HARMLESS, hurtless; unobnoxious; innocuous, innocent, inoffensive.
  FAVORABLE; propitious (hopegiving) [See Hope]; fair.
  GOOD, good as gold; excellent; better; superior [See Superiority]; above par; nice, fine; genuine (true) [See Truth].
  CHOICE, best, select, picked, elect, recherché [F.], rare, priceless; unparagoned [rare], matchless, peerless, unequaled or unequalled, unparalleled (supreme) [See Superiority]; superlatively [See Superiority]- good; bully [slang], crackajack [slang], gilt-edge or gilt-edged [colloq.]; superfine, superexcellent; of the first water; first-rate, first-class; high-wrought, exquisite, very best, crack [colloq.], prime, tip-top [colloq.], capital, cardinal; standard (perfect) [See Perfection]; inimitable.
  ADMIRABLE, estimable; praiseworthy (approve) [See Approbation]; pleasing [See Pleasurableness]; couleur de rose [F.], precious, of great price; costly (dear) [See Dearness]; worth -its weight in gold, - a king’s ransom, - a Jew’s eye; priceless, invaluable, inestimable, precious as the apple of the eye.
  SATISFACTORY, up to the mark, unexceptionable, unobjectionable; tidy [colloq.].
  in -good, - fair- condition; unspoiled, fresh; sound (perfect) [See Perfection].
  
ADVERB:BENEFICIALLY &c. adj.; well [See Good]; for one’s benefit.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Jewels five words long.—Tennyson
  2. Long may such goodness live!—Rogers
  3. The luxury of doing good.—Goldsmith
  4. Seek Virtue: she alone is free.—Milton
  5. Before virtue the immortal gods have put the sweat of man’s brow.—Hesiod

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