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English adjective: quality

1. quality of superior grade


SamplesChoice wines.
Prime beef.
Prize carnations.
Quality paper.
Select peaches.


Synonymschoice, prime, prize, select


Similarsuperior


Antonymsinferior

2. quality of high social status


SamplesPeople of quality.
A quality family.


Similarupper-class


Antonymslow-class, lower-class, middle-class


English noun: quality

1. quality (attribute) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone


SamplesThe quality of mercy is not strained.


Broader (hypernym)attribute


Narrower (hyponym)ability, accuracy, accuracy, adequacy, air, amorality, appearance, arability, aridity, asset, atmosphere, attraction, attractiveness, aura, bad, badness, barrenness, believability, boundedness, boundlessness, brachycephalism, brachycephaly, burnability, certainty, changeability, changeableness, changelessness, characteristic, clarity, clearness, closeness, combustibility, combustibleness, complexity, complexness, comprehensibility, constructiveness, corporality, corporeality, correctness, counterfactuality, credibility, credibleness, curiousness, deadness, destructiveness, difference, difficultness, difficulty, directiveness, directivity, distinction, distressingness, divinity, divisibility, dolichocephalism, dolichocephaly, domesticity, ease, easiness, elegance, elegance, ethnicity, excellence, expressiveness, extraordinariness, extremeness, factuality, factualness, faithfulness, fecundity, fibrosity, fibrousness, fidelity, finiteness, finitude, foregone conclusion, foreignness, fruitfulness, fruitlessness, generality, good, goodness, hardness, holiness, hot stuff, humaneness, humanity, humanness, humor, humour, ideality, illogic, illogicality, illogicalness, immateriality, immobility, immorality, impenetrability, imperviousness, impotence, impotency, impressiveness, inability, inaccuracy, incomprehensibility, inconsequence, incorporeality, incorrectness, incredibility, incredibleness, inelegance, ineptitude, ineptness, infidelity, infiniteness, infinitude, inhumaneness, inhumanity, insolubility, inutility, irregularity, lawfulness, limitlessness, logicality, logicalness, manhood, materiality, measurability, memorability, mobility, morality, morbidity, morbidness, mundaneness, mundaneness, mundanity, mundanity, naiveness, naivete, naivety, nativeness, naturalness, nature, navigability, neediness, negativeness, negativism, negativity, occidentalism, opacity, opaqueness, ordinariness, orientalism, originality, painfulness, parental quality, particularity, pathos, penetrability, perviousness, physicalness, piquance, piquancy, piquantness, pleasantness, plus, poignancy, popularity, positiveness, positivism, positivity, power, powerfulness, powerlessness, precariousness, probability, protectiveness, publicity, quantifiability, regularity, relativity, responsiveness, rightness, romance, romanticism, salability, salableness, sameness, sanctitude, sanctity, satisfactoriness, simpleness, simpleness, simplicity, simplicity, snootiness, soapiness, solubility, sophistication, specialness, spinnability, strangeness, stuff, stuffiness, subjectivism, sufficiency, suitability, suitableness, sure thing, sweetness, tone, truth, ulteriority, ultimate, unboundedness, uncertainness, uncertainty, unchangeability, unchangeableness, unchangingness, uncloudedness, understandability, unfaithfulness, unfitness, unholiness, unlawfulness, unnaturalness, unoriginality, unpleasantness, unpopularity, unregularity, unresponsiveness, unsatisfactoriness, unsuitability, unsuitableness, unusefulness, unwholesomeness, urbanity, usefulness, uselessness, utility, vertu, virtu, visual aspect, voluptuousness, waxiness, wholesomeness, woodiness, woodsiness, worldliness, worth, worthlessness, wrongness


Attributebad, good, negative, positive

2. quality (attribute) a degree or grade of excellence or worth


SamplesThe quality of students has risen.
An executive of low caliber.


Synonymscaliber, calibre


Broader (hypernym)degree, grade, level


Narrower (hyponym)high quality, inferiority, low quality, superiority


Attributeinferior, superior

3. quality (cognition) a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something


SamplesEach town has a quality all its own.
The radical character of our demands.


Synonymscharacter, lineament


Broader (hypernym)attribute, dimension, property


Narrower (hyponym)texture

4. quality (attribute) (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)


SamplesThe timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely.
The muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet.


Synonymstimber, timbre, tone


Broader (hypernym)sound property


Narrower (hyponym)color, coloration, colour, colouration, harmonic, nasality, plangency, register, resonance, resonance, reverberance, ringing, shrillness, sonority, sonorousness, stridence, stridency, vibrancy


Domain categorymusic

5. quality (state) high social status


SamplesA man of quality.


Broader (hypernym)rank, social rank, social station, social status









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