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Definition 1: an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where quality or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the quality of mercy is not strained

(quality is a kind of ...) an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity

(... is a kind of quality ) outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts

"her personality held a strange attraction for him"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of clear water

"when she awoke the clarity was back in her eyes"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being opaque to a degree; the degree to which something reduces the passage of light

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being divisible; the capacity to be divided into parts or divided among a number of persons

(... is a kind of quality ) freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort

"he rose through the ranks with apparent ease" "they put it into containers for ease of transportation" "the very easiness of the deed held her back"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being difficult

"they agreed about the difficulty of the climb"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being capable of igniting and burning

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of having the properties that are right for a specific purpose

"an important requirement is suitability for long trips"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of land that is appropriate for cultivation

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of making a strong or vivid impression on the mind

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being suitable for the passage of a ship or aircraft

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of needing attention and affection and reassurance to a marked degree

"he recognized her neediness but had no time to respond to it"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being painful

"she feared the painfulness of childbirth"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being agreeably stimulating or mentally exciting

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being open to public view

"the publicity of the court room"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being suitable for spinning or the capability of being spun (used of textile fibers)

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of having the wrong properties for a specific purpose

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of providing protection

"statistical evidence for the protectiveness of vaccination"

(... is a kind of quality ) the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized

"it is the nature of fire to burn" "the true nature of jealousy"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being human

"he feared the speedy decline of all manhood"

(... is a kind of quality ) a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing

"an air of mystery" "the house had a neglected air" "an atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters" "the place had an aura of romance"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree

(... is a kind of quality ) the finest or most superior quality of its kind

"the ultimate in luxury"

(... is a kind of quality ) a distinguishing quality

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being salable or marketable

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being changeable; having a marked tendency to change

"the changeableness of the weather"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being unchangeable; having a marked tendency to remain unchanged

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being alike

"sameness of purpose kept them together"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being unlike or dissimilar

"there are many differences between jazz and rock"

(... is a kind of quality ) something that is certain

"his victory is a certainty"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being probable; a probable event or the most probable event

"for a while mutiny seemed a probability" "going by past experience there was a high probability that the visitors were lost"

(... is a kind of quality ) being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance

"the uncertainty of the outcome" "the precariousness of his income"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being actual or based on fact

"the realm of factuality must be distinguished from the realm of imagination"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being contrary to fact

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being physical; consisting of matter

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of not being physical; not consisting of matter

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being particular and pertaining to a specific case or instance

"the particularity of human situations"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being general or widespread or having general applicability

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being simple or uncompounded

"the simplicity of a crystal"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being intricate and compounded

"he enjoyed the complexity of modern computers"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being characterized by a fixed principle or rate

"he was famous for the regularity of his habits"

(... is a kind of quality ) not characterized by a fixed principle or rate; at irregular intervals

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of moving freely

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of not moving

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of giving pleasure

"he was charmed by the sweetness of her manner" "the pleasantness of a cool breeze on a hot summer day"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of giving displeasure

"the recent unpleasantness of the weather"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being believable or trustworthy

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being incredible

(... is a kind of quality ) correct and valid reasoning

(... is a kind of quality ) invalid or incorrect reasoning

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being natural or based on natural principles

"he accepted the naturalness of death" "the spontaneous naturalness of his manner"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being unnatural or not based on natural principles

(... is a kind of quality ) artistic quality

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being beneficial and generally good for you

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for you

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of giving satisfaction sufficient to meet a demand or requirement

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being inadequate or unsuitable

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being commonplace and ordinary

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being extraordinary and not commonly encountered

(... is a kind of quality ) an ethnic quality or affiliation resulting from racial or cultural ties

"ethnicity has a strong influence on community status relations"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being alien or not native

"the strangeness of a foreigner"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of belonging to or being connected with a certain place or region by virtue of birth or origin

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being new and original (not derived from something else)

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being unoriginal

(... is a kind of quality ) conformity to fact or truth

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of not conforming to fact or truth

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being near to the true value

"he was beginning to doubt the accuracy of his compass" "the lawyer questioned the truth of my account"

(... is a kind of quality ) (mathematics) the number of significant figures given in a number

"the atomic clock enabled scientists to measure time with much greater accuracy"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being inaccurate and having errors

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being widely admired or accepted or sought after

"his charm soon won him affection and popularity" "the universal popularity of American movies"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of lacking general approval or acceptance

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of conforming to law

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of failing to conform to law

(... is a kind of quality ) a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste

"she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility"

(... is a kind of quality ) a quality of neatness and ingenious simplicity in the solution of a problem (especially in science or mathematics)

"the simplicity and elegance of his invention"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of lacking refinement and good taste

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality or character of life in a city or town

"there is an important difference between rusticity and urbanity"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of comprehensible language or thought

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being expressive

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being incomprehensible

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of compassion or consideration for others (people or animals)

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of lacking compassion or consideration for others

(... is a kind of quality ) concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of not being in accord with standards of right or good conduct

"the immorality of basing the defense of the West on the threat of mutual assured destruction"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being amoral

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being divine

"ancient Egyptians believed in the divinity of the Pharaohs"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being holy

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being ideal

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being unholy

(... is a kind of quality ) a quality appropriate to a parent

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being faithful

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being unfaithful

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment

(... is a kind of quality ) lack of sophistication or worldliness

(... is a kind of quality ) a quality of water that contains dissolved mineral salts that prevent soap from lathering

"the costs of reducing hardness depend on the relative amounts of calcium and magnesium compounds that are present"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being penetrable (by people or light or missiles etc.)

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being impenetrable (by people or light or missiles etc.)

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being soap or being covered with soap

"she could smell the soapiness of the doctor's hands"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being fibrous

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being directive

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being extreme

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being close and poorly ventilated

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being sufficient for the end in view

"he questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful

(... is a kind of quality ) having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful

"the drill sergeant's intent was to convince all the recruits of their worthlessness"

(... is a kind of quality ) that which is pleasing or valuable or useful

"weigh the good against the bad" "among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization"

(... is a kind of quality ) that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency

"take the bad with the good"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of something that causes or assists healthy growth

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of yielding nothing of value

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being of practical use

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of having no practical use

(... is a kind of quality ) a useful or valuable quality

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of serving to build or improve

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of causing destruction

(... is a kind of quality ) a quality or state characterized by certainty or acceptance or affirmation and dogmatic assertiveness

(... is a kind of quality ) characterized by habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality or customs or mannerisms characteristic of Western civilizations

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality or customs or mannerisms characteristic of Asian civilizations

"orientalisms can be found in Mozart's operas"

(... is a kind of quality ) possession of controlling influence

"the deterrent power of nuclear weapons" "the power of his love saved her" "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of lacking strength or power; being weak and feeble

(... is a kind of quality ) lacking the power to perform

(... is a kind of quality ) an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being domestic or domesticated

"a royal family living in unpretentious domesticity"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being infinite; without bound or limit

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being finite

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being measurable

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being soluble and easily dissolved in liquid

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being insoluble and difficult to dissolve in liquid

(... is a kind of quality ) unspecified qualities required to do or be something

"the stuff of heros" "you don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being attractive and exciting (especially sexually exciting)

"he thought she was really hot stuff"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being funny

"I fail to see the humor in it"

(... is a kind of quality ) a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow)

"the film captured all the pathos of their situation"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author

"the general tone of articles appearing in the newspapers is that the government should withdraw" "from the tone of her behavior I gathered that I had outstayed my welcome"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being brachycephalic

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being dolichocephalic

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being relative and having significance only in relation to something else

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being responsive; reacting quickly; as a quality of people, it involves responding with emotion to people and events

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being unresponsive; not reacting; as a quality of people, it is marked by a failure to respond quickly or with emotion to people or events

"she began to recover from her numb unresponsiveness after the accident" "in an instant all the deadness and withdrawal were wiped away"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being subjective

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being snooty

"he disliked his neighbors' snootiness"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being ulterior

"their conversation was limited to ulteriorities" "a terrible feeling of ulteriority" "his stories were too susceptible to ulteriority"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being worth remembering

"continuous change results in lack of memorability" "true memorability of phrase"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of abounding in trees

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being made of wax or covered with wax

(... are attributes of quality) having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified

"good news from the hospital" "a good report card" "when she was good she was very very good" "a good knife is one good for cutting" "this stump will make a good picnic table" "a good check" "a good joke" "a good exterior paint" "a good secretary" "a good dress for the office"

(... are attributes of quality) having undesirable or negative qualities

"a bad report card" "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression" "a bad little boy" "clothes in bad shape" "a bad cut" "bad luck" "the news was very bad" "the reviews were bad" "the pay is bad" "it was a bad light for reading" "the movie was a bad choice"

(... are attributes of quality) characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.

"a positive attitude" "the reviews were all positive" "a positive benefit" "a positive demand"

(... are attributes of quality) characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features

"a negative outlook on life" "a colorless negative personality" "a negative evaluation" "a negative reaction to an advertising campaign"

Definition 2: (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound) - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where quality or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for quality in the sense of this definition

(quality is a kind of ...) an attribute of sound

(... is a kind of quality ) any of a series of musical tones whose frequencies are integral multiples of the frequency of a fundamental

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality imparted to voiced speech sounds by the action of the resonating chambers of the throat and mouth and nasal cavities

(... is a kind of quality ) the timbre of a musical sound

"the recording fails to capture the true color of the original music"

(... is a kind of quality ) a quality of the voice that is produced by nasal resonators

(... is a kind of quality ) having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant

(... is a kind of quality ) having the timbre of a loud high-pitched sound

(... is a kind of quality ) (music) the timbre that is characteristic of a certain range and manner of production of the human voice or of different pipe organ stops or of different musical instruments

(quality belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 3: a degree or grade of excellence or worth - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where quality or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the quality of students has risen
  • an executive of low caliber

Synonyms for quality in the sense of this definition

(quality is a kind of ...) a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality

"a moderate grade of intelligence" "a high level of care is required" "it is all a matter of degree"

(... is a kind of quality ) the quality of being superior

(... is a kind of quality ) an inferior quality

(... are attributes of quality) of high or superior quality or performance

"superior wisdom derived from experience" "superior math students"

(... are attributes of quality) of low or inferior quality

Definition 4: a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where quality or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • each town has a quality all its own
  • the radical character of our demands

Synonyms for quality in the sense of this definition

(quality is a kind of ...) a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished

"self-confidence is not an endearing property"

(... is a kind of quality ) the essential quality of something

"the texture of Neapolitan life"

Definition 5: high social status - [noun denoting state]

Samples where quality or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a man of quality

(quality is a kind of ...) position in a social hierarchy

"the British are more aware of social status than Americans are"

Definition 6: of superior grade - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where quality or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • choice wines
  • prime beef
  • prize carnations
  • quality paper
  • select peaches

Synonyms for quality in the sense of this definition

(quality is similar to ...) of high or superior quality or performance

"superior wisdom derived from experience" "superior math students"

Definition 7: of high social status - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where quality or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • people of quality
  • a quality family

(quality is similar to ...) occupying the highest socioeconomic position in a society

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