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GOOD WILL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does good will mean? 

GOOD WILL (noun)
  The noun GOOD WILL has 3 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: GOOD WILL used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GOOD WILL (noun)


Sense 1good will [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A disposition to kindness and compassion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

good will; goodwill; grace

Context example:

the victor's grace in treating the vanquished

Hypernyms ("good will" is a kind of...):

good nature (a cheerful, obliging disposition)


Sense 2good will [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(accounting) an intangible asset valued according to the advantage or reputation a business has acquired (over and above its tangible assets)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

goodwill; good will

Hypernyms ("good will" is a kind of...):

intangible; intangible asset (assets that are saleable though not material or physical)

Domain category:

accounting (a system that provides quantitative information about finances)


Sense 3good will [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The friendly hope that something will succeed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

goodwill; good will

Hypernyms ("good will" is a kind of...):

friendliness (a feeling of liking for another person; enjoyment in their company)


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