Grace vs Goodness - What's the difference?
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Grace is a related term of goodness.
As a proper noun grace
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As a noun goodness is
(uncountable) the state or characteristic of being good.
(not countable) Elegant movement; poise or balance.
(not countable) Charming, pleasing qualities.
* 1699 , ,
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- 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.
(not countable, theology) Free and undeserved favour, especially of God. Unmerited divine assistance given to humans for their regeneration or sanctification.
- 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) 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.
To adorn; to decorate; to embellish and dignify.
- He graced the room with his presence.
- He graced the room by simply being there.
* (rfdate) (Alexander Pope)
- His portrait graced a landing on the stairway.
* (rfdate) (Shakespeare)
- Great Jove and Phoebus graced his noble line.
To dignify or raise by an act of favour; to honour.
* (rfdate) (Knolles)
- We are graced with wreaths of victory.
To supply with heavenly grace.
- He might, at his pleasure, grace or disgrace whom he would in court.
(music) To add grace notes, cadenzas, etc., to.
- (Bishop Hall)
(uncountable) The state or characteristic of being good.
(countable) The good, nutritional, healthy part or content of something.
(uncountable, euphemistic) God.
(Christianity) The moral qualities which constitute Christian excellence; moral virtue.
* 1611 , :
- Thank goodness that the war is over!
- The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness , faith.
* my goodness!