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British English: /ˈɡʊdnəs/
American English: /ˈɡʊdnəs/

Translation of goodness in French:


  • 2 (kindness) would you have the goodness to close the door?
    auriez-vous la bonté de fermer la porte?
    to do something out of the goodness of one's heart
    faire quelque chose par pure gentillesse
  • 3 (nutritive value) See examples: to be full of goodness
    être plein de bonnes choses
    don't overcook the carrots, they lose all their goodness
    ne faites pas trop cuire les carottes ou elles perdront toutes leurs vertus
    the soil has lost its goodness
    le sol s'est appauvri


  • also: goodness gracious
    mon Dieu


I hope to goodness that …

je prie le ciel que …
(+ subj)

I wish to goodness that he would write

si seulement il pouvait écrire

goodness only knows!

Dieu seul le sait!

goodness only knows how/when/why

Dieu (seul) sait comment/quand/pourquoi

for goodness' sake!

pour l'amour de Dieu!

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