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quality

qual·i·ty

quality

 
pronunciation:
kwa lih ti
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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Word History
part of speech: noun
inflections: qualities
definition 1: a feature that makes a person or thing what it is.
Compassion is an important quality for a doctor to have.One of the qualities of velvet is smoothness.
synonyms:
attribute, characteristic, feature, property, trait
similar words:
point, virtue
definition 2: degree of value or excellence.
He bought a winter coat of high quality.
synonyms:
valve
similar words:
grade
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: being of high quality.
We ate dinner at a quality restaurant, and the food was excellent.
synonyms:
choice, excellent, exceptional, superior
antonyms:
shabby
similar words:
capital, extraordinary, fine, impressive, magnificent, prime, splendid, superb, wonderful
Word History
Quality comes from a Latin word that means "what sort of thing is it?"