Goodness vs Integrity - What's the difference?

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Goodness is a synonym of integrity.

As nouns the difference between goodness and integrity

is that goodness is (uncountable) the state or characteristic of being good while integrity is steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code.



  • (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.


    * virtue

    Derived terms

    * my goodness!



  • Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code.
  • The state of being wholesome; unimpaired
  • The quality or condition of being complete; pure
  • (cryptography) With regards to data encryption, ensuring that information is not altered by unauthorized persons in a way that is not detectable by authorized users.
  • (aviation) The ability of a system to provide timely warnings to users when they should not be used for navigation.
  • Derived terms

    * integrous (very rare)


    (Synonyms) * honesty * uprightness * rectitude * unity * wholeness * purity * goodness * probity * sincerity * virtue * decency