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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A disposition to kindness and compassion; The friendly hope that something will succeed; (accounting) an intangible asset valued according to the advantage or reputation a business has acquired (over and above its tangible assets).

Usage examples (23)
  • The accounting term goodwill sounds harmless enough.
  • It is to be seen if this goodwill translates into votes.
  • Hard work sweetened by the leaven of goodwill is the only remedy.
  • The setup has cost her in goodwill, an important political currency. for more
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