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Definition 1: the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for quiddity in the sense of this definition

(quiddity is a kind of ...) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

"the gist of the prosecutor's argument" "the heart and soul of the Republican Party" "the nub of the story"

Definition 2: an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for quiddity in the sense of this definition

(quiddity is a kind of ...) a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth

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