Grace vs Goodness - What's the difference?

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Grace is a related term of goodness.


As a proper noun grace

is (label) , equivalent to english (grace).

As a noun goodness is

(uncountable) the state or characteristic of being good.

grace

English

(wikipedia grace)

Noun

  • (not countable) Elegant movement; poise or balance.
  • (not countable) Charming, pleasing qualities.
  • * 1699 , , Heads designed for an essay on conversations
  • Study gives strength to the mind; conversation, grace : the first apt to give stiffness, the other suppleness: one gives substance and form to the statue, the other polishes it.
  • * Blair
  • I have formerly given the general character of Mr. Addison's style and manner as natural and unaffected, easy and polite, and full of those graces which a flowery imagination diffuses over writing.
  • (not countable, theology) Free and undeserved favour, especially of God. Unmerited divine assistance given to humans for their regeneration or sanctification.
  • (not countable, theology) Divine assistance in resisting sin.
  • (countable) Short prayer of thanks before or after a meal.
  • (finance) An allowance of time granted for a debtor during which he is free of at least part of his normal obligations towards the creditor.
  • (card games) A special move in a solitaire or patience game that is normally against the rules.
  • Verb

    (grac)
  • To adorn; to decorate; to embellish and dignify.
  • He graced the room with his presence.
    He graced the room by simply being there.
    His portrait graced a landing on the stairway.
  • * (rfdate) (Alexander Pope)
  • Great Jove and Phoebus graced his noble line.
  • * (rfdate) (Shakespeare)
  • We are graced with wreaths of victory.
  • To dignify or raise by an act of favour; to honour.
  • * (rfdate) (Knolles)
  • He might, at his pleasure, grace or disgrace whom he would in court.
  • To supply with heavenly grace.
  • (Bishop Hall)
  • (music) To add grace notes, cadenzas, etc., to.
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    goodness

    Noun

  • (uncountable) The state or characteristic of being good.
  • (countable) The good, nutritional, healthy part or content of something.
  • (uncountable, euphemistic) God.
  • Thank goodness that the war is over!
  • (Christianity) The moral qualities which constitute Christian excellence; moral virtue.
  • * 1611 , :
  • The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness , faith.

    Synonyms

    * virtue

    Derived terms

    * my goodness!