See also: Goodwill

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Etymology edit

From Middle English *goodwille, good wille (goodwill), perhaps from Old English *gōdwille (goodwill); compare Old English gōdwillende (well-pleased); also Scots guidwilly, guidwillie (displaying goodwill), equivalent to good +‎ will. Cognate with Scots guidwill (goodwill), Middle Low German gūtwille (goodwill), Old High German guotwilligi (goodwill), Old Danish godvilje (goodwill), Icelandic góðvilji, góðvili (goodwill), Icelandic góðvild (goodness). The sense "thrift shop" is a genericized trademark of a US chain of such shops.

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  • IPA(key): /ɡʊdˈwɪl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪl
  • Hyphenation: good‧will

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goodwill (usually uncountable, plural goodwills)

  1. A favorably disposed attitude toward someone or something.
    • 20 January 2017, Donald Trump, Inauguration Speech
      We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world — but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first.
    • 2022 November 16, Graham Eccles, “The Rest Day Working saga...”, in RAIL, number 970, page 32:
      The downside of this cost-saving strategy was that the train service could only be covered by goodwill. Whenever there was a spat between ASLEF and management - regardless of cause - the withdrawal of this goodwill became a stick with which unions could beat management.
  2. (accounting) The value of a business entity not directly attributable to its tangible assets and liabilities. This value derives from factors such as consumer loyalty to the brand.
  3. (business) A concept used to refer to the ability of an individual or business to exert influence within a community, club, market or another type of group, without having to resort to the use of an asset (such as money or property), either directly or by the creation of a lien.
  4. (also capitalized) A thrift shop.

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from English goodwill.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡut.ʋɪl/, [ˈɡut.ʋɪl], [ˈɡud.wɪl]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: good‧will

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goodwill m (uncountable)

  1. goodwill

Finnish edit

Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English goodwill.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡudwil/, [ˈɡudwil]

Noun edit

goodwill

  1. goodwill (intangible business value)

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Inflection of goodwill (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative goodwill goodwillit
genitive goodwillin goodwillien
partitive goodwillia goodwilleja
illative goodwilliin goodwilleihin
singular plural
nominative goodwill goodwillit
accusative nom. goodwill goodwillit
gen. goodwillin
genitive goodwillin goodwillien
partitive goodwillia goodwilleja
inessive goodwillissa goodwilleissa
elative goodwillista goodwilleista
illative goodwilliin goodwilleihin
adessive goodwillilla goodwilleilla
ablative goodwillilta goodwilleilta
allative goodwillille goodwilleille
essive goodwillina goodwilleina
translative goodwilliksi goodwilleiksi
abessive goodwillitta goodwilleitta
instructive goodwillein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of goodwill (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative goodwillini goodwillini
accusative nom. goodwillini goodwillini
gen. goodwillini
genitive goodwillini goodwillieni
partitive goodwilliani goodwillejani
inessive goodwillissani goodwilleissani
elative goodwillistani goodwilleistani
illative goodwilliini goodwilleihini
adessive goodwillillani goodwilleillani
ablative goodwilliltani goodwilleiltani
allative goodwillilleni goodwilleilleni
essive goodwillinani goodwilleinani
translative goodwillikseni goodwilleikseni
abessive goodwillittani goodwilleittani
instructive
comitative goodwilleineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative goodwillisi goodwillisi
accusative nom. goodwillisi goodwillisi
gen. goodwillisi
genitive goodwillisi goodwilliesi
partitive goodwilliasi goodwillejasi
inessive goodwillissasi goodwilleissasi
elative goodwillistasi goodwilleistasi
illative goodwilliisi goodwilleihisi
adessive goodwillillasi goodwilleillasi
ablative goodwilliltasi goodwilleiltasi
allative goodwillillesi goodwilleillesi
essive goodwillinasi goodwilleinasi
translative goodwilliksesi goodwilleiksesi
abessive goodwillittasi goodwilleittasi
instructive
comitative goodwilleinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative goodwillimme goodwillimme
accusative nom. goodwillimme goodwillimme
gen. goodwillimme
genitive goodwillimme goodwilliemme
partitive goodwilliamme goodwillejamme
inessive goodwillissamme goodwilleissamme
elative goodwillistamme goodwilleistamme
illative goodwilliimme goodwilleihimme
adessive goodwillillamme goodwilleillamme
ablative goodwilliltamme goodwilleiltamme
allative goodwillillemme goodwilleillemme
essive goodwillinamme goodwilleinamme
translative goodwilliksemme goodwilleiksemme
abessive goodwillittamme goodwilleittamme
instructive
comitative goodwilleinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative goodwillinne goodwillinne
accusative nom. goodwillinne goodwillinne
gen. goodwillinne
genitive goodwillinne goodwillienne
partitive goodwillianne goodwillejanne
inessive goodwillissanne goodwilleissanne
elative goodwillistanne goodwilleistanne
illative goodwilliinne goodwilleihinne
adessive goodwillillanne goodwilleillanne
ablative goodwilliltanne goodwilleiltanne
allative goodwillillenne goodwilleillenne
essive goodwillinanne goodwilleinanne
translative goodwilliksenne goodwilleiksenne
abessive goodwillittanne goodwilleittanne
instructive
comitative goodwilleinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative goodwillinsa goodwillinsa
accusative nom. goodwillinsa goodwillinsa
gen. goodwillinsa
genitive goodwillinsa goodwilliensa
partitive goodwilliaan
goodwilliansa
goodwillejaan
goodwillejansa
inessive goodwillissaan
goodwillissansa
goodwilleissaan
goodwilleissansa
elative goodwillistaan
goodwillistansa
goodwilleistaan
goodwilleistansa
illative goodwilliinsa goodwilleihinsa
adessive goodwillillaan
goodwillillansa
goodwilleillaan
goodwilleillansa
ablative goodwilliltaan
goodwilliltansa
goodwilleiltaan
goodwilleiltansa
allative goodwillilleen
goodwillillensa
goodwilleilleen
goodwilleillensa
essive goodwillinaan
goodwillinansa
goodwilleinaan
goodwilleinansa
translative goodwillikseen
goodwilliksensa
goodwilleikseen
goodwilleiksensa
abessive goodwillittaan
goodwillittansa
goodwilleittaan
goodwilleittansa
instructive
comitative goodwilleineen
goodwilleinensa

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