PGW #31- Definitions

Seems to me that if you have one, the other follows naturally.

Definition of GOODWILL

1 a kindly feeling of approval and support : benevolent interest or concern
a : cheerful consent
b : willing effort

— good·willed adjective

Examples of GOODWILL

She has goodwill toward all her coworkers.

First Known Use of GOODWILL:  before 12th century

Synonyms: amity, benevolence, brotherhood, charity, cordiality, cordialness, fellowship, friendliness, friendship, gemütlichkeit, good-fellowship, kindliness, neighborliness
Antonyms: ill will, malevolence, venom

Definition of PEACE

1: a state of tranquillity or quiet: as
a : freedom from civil disturbance
b : a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom

2: freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions

3: harmony in personal relations

4  a :    a state or period of mutual concord between governments
b : a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at
war or in a state of enmity

5:  used interjectionally to ask for silence or calm or as a greeting or farewell

— at peace : in a state of concord or tranquillity

Examples of PEACE

After many years of war, people on both sides were longing for peace.
We said a prayer for world peace.
He tried to negotiate a peace between the warring countries.
There was a peace of 50 years before war broke out again.
Peace and order were finally restored in the town.
After years of therapy, he has finally achieved an inner peace.
He is searching for inner peace.
Insurance can provide you with peace of mind.
The problem was settled and his mind was at peace.
They are at peace with each other.

Origin of PEACE
Middle English pees, from Anglo-French pes, pees, from Latin pac-, pax; akin to Latin pacisci to agree — more at pact

First Known Use: 12th century

Synonyms: peacefulness
Antonyms: war



2 thoughts on “PGW #31- Definitions

  1. What a creative and wise post! And your last image is one of my favorites I’ve seen of the the CoExist symbol. May we all continue to band together and work towards peace! I believe it can happen, and that it is happening right now. More and more of us are speaking up and declaring that we want peace! So thank you again for your wonderful reminders in these definitions and examples of goodwill and peace. Namaste. ~Gina

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