V. WORDS RELATING TO THE VOLUNTARY POWERS; INDIVIDUAL VOLITION

II. Prospective Volition

2. Subservience to ends; degree of subservience

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

[Antonyms: badness.]

[Nouns] goodness; excellence, merit; virtue [more]; value, worth, price.

superexcellence, supereminence; superiority [more]; perfection [more]; coup de maitre; masterpiece, chef d'ouvre, prime, flower, cream, elite, pick, A1, nonesuch, nonpareil, creme de la creme, flower of the flock, cock of the roost, salt of the earth; champion; prodigy.

tidbit; gem, gem of the first water; bijou, precious stone, jewel, pearl, diamond, ruby, brilliant, treasure; good thing; rara avis, one in a thousand.

beneficence [more]; good man [more].

[Verbs] be beneficial; produce good, do good [more]; profit (be of use) [more]; benefit; confer a benefit [more].

be the making of, do a world of good, make a man of.

produce a good effect; do a good turn, confer an obligation; improve [more].

do no harm, break no bones.

be good; excel, transcend (be superior) [more]; bear away the bell.

stand the proof, stand the test; pass muster, pass an examination.

challenge comparison, vie, emulate, rival.

[Adjectives] harmless, hurtless; unobnoxious, innocuous, innocent, inoffensive.

beneficial, valuable, of value; serviceable (useful) [more]; advantageous, edifying, profitable; salutary (healthful) [more].

favorable; propitious (hope-giving) [more]; fair.

good, good as gold; excellent; better; superior [more]; above par; nice, fine; genuine (true) [more].

best, choice, select, picked, elect, recherche, rare, priceless; unparagoned, unparalleled (supreme) [more]; superlatively [more]; good; bully, crackerjack, crackajack, giltedged; superfine, superexcellent; of the first water; first-rate, first-class; high-wrought, exquisite, very best, crack, prime, tiptop, capital, cardinal; standard (perfect) [more]; inimitable.

admirable, estimable; praiseworthy (approve) [more]; pleasing [more]; couleur de rose, precious, of great price; costly (dear) [more]; worth its weight in gold; priceless, invaluable, inestimable, precious as the apple of the eye.

tolerable (not very good) [more]; up to the mark, unexceptionable, unobjectionable; satisfactory, tidy.

in good condition, in fair condition; fresh; sound (perfect) [more].

[Adverbs] beneficially; well [more].

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

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