goodwill goodwill  /ˈɡʊd ˈwɪl/

Definition(s):

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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Since then, his work as a goodwill envoy has taken him to the homes of returning Afghan refugees and to camps in eastern Chad.
  2. As a team, actors Brad Pitt, 44, and Angelina Jolie, 32, have served as our goodwill ambassadors worldwide.
  3. There was a genuine atmosphere of trust and goodwill that summer of 2001, when a new era seemed to be upon us, with the Berlin Wall gone and the divisions of the past overcome.

News

  1. Goodwill Industries International Wins Maryland Environmental Leadership Award

    ROCKVILLE, Md., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Maryland Department of the Environment has awarded Goodwill Industries International with a 2013 Maryland Green Registry Leadership Award. Goodwill® was one of six award winners that have demonstrated a commitment to environmental sustainability and performance and leadership in the field. The other five award winners include Coca Cola ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

  2. Goodwill Offers Class for Job Seekers

    The Goodwill held its "Be Good to Yourself" Workshop on Monday in Machesney Park.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WIFR Rockford

  3. Goodwill store helps job seekers with self-esteem

    When most people think of Goodwill, they think of the second-hand stores that dot the nation. Revenue from the stores though actually helps pay for Goodwill’s larger mission of helping people find work.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Rockford Register Star

Quotes

  1. "By all means, we have to give hope that we shall restore the city, return all the refugees and create all conditions for that. I think the entire world will be helping us, because we two peoples have the goodwill to live in peace and friendship...
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Roza Otunbayeva Source: CNN

  2. "My real life role as goodwill ambassador will certainly be even more challenging and meaningful than those I have portrayed on screen," said Cage who is an advocate for Amnesty International.
    on Dec 5, 2009 By: Nicolas Cage Source: CBC.ca

  3. "There's lots of goodwill and lots of discussion, but there seems to be just a lot of talk at the moment," Jolie said in excerpts of an interview aired on CNN.
    on Feb 7, 2008 By: Angelina Jolie Source: Guardian Unlimited

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