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quality

qual·i·ty

quality

 
 
pronunciation:
kwa lih ti
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
Word History
part of speech: noun
inflections: qualities
definition 1: a distinguishing feature or inherent characteristic; property or trait.
Her gentleness and selflessness were the qualities that people remember most about her.His new book has all the qualities of great literature.What are the qualities of oak?
synonyms:
attribute, characteristic, feature, property, trait
similar words:
earmark, point, virtue
definition 2: the basic character or nature of a thing.
His voice was of a unique quality that made people want to listen.Many people like the bitter quality of beer, but others don't like it at all.
synonyms:
character, nature
similar words:
kind, sort
definition 3: degree of value or excellence.
These shoes are cheap because they're of poor quality.
synonyms:
valve, worth
similar words:
caliber, grade
definition 4: high degree of excellence.
They build furniture of quality and sell it at a fair price.
synonyms:
distinction, excellence, merit
similar words:
caliber
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: being of high quality.
It has a reputation for being a quality school.
synonyms:
choice, excellent, exceptional, select, superior
antonyms:
shabby, shoddy
similar words:
capital, extraordinary, fine, impressive, magnificent, prime, smashing, splendid, superb, wonderful
Word History
Quality comes from a Latin word that means "what sort of thing is it?"