HyperDic: quality

English > 7 senses of the word quality:
NOUNattributequalityan essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
attributequality, caliber, calibrea degree or grade of excellence / excellence or worth
cognitionquality, character, lineamenta characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
attributequality, timbre, timber, tone(music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)
statequalityhigh social status
ADJECTIVEallquality, choice, prime, prize, selectof superior grade
allqualityof high social status
quality > pronunciation
Soundskwaa'lahtiy
Rhymesability ... zloty: 638 rhymes with tiy...
English > quality: 7 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf superior grade.
Example "quality paper"
Synonymschoice, prime, prize, select
BroadersuperiorOf high or superior quality or performance
Spanishdistinguido, excelente, florido, selecto, superior
Catalandistingit, excel·lent, selecte, superior
English > quality: 7 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf high social status.
Examples
  • "people of quality"
  • "a quality family"
Broaderupper-classOccupying the highest socioeconomic position in a society
English > quality: 7 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningAn essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone.
Example"the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
AttributesbadHaving undesirable or negative qualities
goodHaving desirable / desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified
negativeCharacterized by or displaying negation or denial / denial or opposition or resistance
positiveCharacterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.
NarrowerabilityThe quality of being able to perform
accuracy, truthThe quality of being near to the true value
accuracy(mathematics) the number of significant figures given in a number
air, aura, atmosphereA distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing
amoralityThe quality of being amoral
appearance, visual aspectoutward or visible aspect of a person or thing
arabilityThe quality of land that is appropriate for cultivation
asset, plusA useful or valuable quality
attraction, attractivenessThe quality of arousing interest
bad, badnessThat which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
brachycephaly, brachycephalismThe quality of being brachycephalic
certainty, sure thing, foregone conclusionSomething that is certain
changeableness, changeabilityThe quality of being changeable
changelessness, unchangeability, unchangeableness, unchangingnessThe quality of being unchangeable
characteristicA distinguishing quality
clearness, clarity, uncloudednessThe quality of clear water
combustibility, combustibleness, burnabilityThe quality of being capable of igniting and burning
complexity, complexnessThe quality of being intricate and compounded
comprehensibility, understandabilityThe quality of comprehensible language or thought
constructivenessThe quality of serving to build or improve
correctness, rightnessconformity to fact or truth
counterfactualityThe quality of being contrary to fact
credibility, credibleness, believabilityThe quality of being believable or trustworthy
destructivenessThe quality of causing destruction
differenceThe quality of being unlike or dissimilar
difficulty, difficultnessThe quality of being difficult
directivity, directivenessThe quality of being directive
divinityThe quality of being divine
divisibilityThe quality of being divisible
dolichocephaly, dolichocephalismThe quality of being dolichocephalic
domesticityThe quality of being domestic or domesticated
ease, easiness, simplicity, simplenessfreedom from difficulty / difficulty or hardship / hardship or effort
eleganceA refined quality of gracefulness and good taste
eleganceA quality of neatness and ingenious simplicity in the solution of a problem (especially in science or mathematics)
ethnicityAn ethnic quality or affiliation resulting from racial or cultural / cultural ties
excellenceThe quality of excelling
expressivenessThe quality of being expressive
extraordinarinessThe quality of being extraordinary and not commonly encountered
extremenessThe quality of being extreme
factuality, factualnessThe quality of being actual or based on fact
fibrosity, fibrousnessThe quality of being fibrous
fidelity, faithfulnessThe quality of being faithful
finiteness, finitude, boundednessThe quality of being finite
foreignness, strangeness, curiousnessThe quality of being alien or not native
fruitfulness, fecundityThe quality of something that causes or assists healthy growth
fruitlessness, aridity, barrennessThe quality of yielding nothing of value
generalityThe quality of being general or widespread or having general applicability
good, goodnessThat which is pleasing or valuable or useful / useful
hardnessA quality of water that contains dissolved mineral salts that prevent soap from lathering
holiness, sanctity, sanctitudeThe quality of being holy
hot stuff, voluptuousnessThe quality of being attractive and exciting (especially sexually exciting)
humanenessThe quality of compassion or consideration for others (people or animals)
humanness, humanity, manhoodThe quality of being human
humor, humourThe quality of being funny
idealityThe quality of being ideal
illogicality, illogicalness, illogic, inconsequenceinvalid or incorrect reasoning
immateriality, incorporealityThe quality of not being physical
immobilityThe quality of not moving
immoralityThe quality of not being in accord / accord with standards of right or good conduct
impenetrability, imperviousnessThe quality of being impenetrable (by people or light or missiles etc.)
impressivenessThe quality of making a strong or vivid impression on the mind
inability, unfitnesslacking the power to perform
inaccuracyThe quality of being inaccurate and having errors
incomprehensibilityThe quality of being incomprehensible
incorrectness, wrongnessThe quality of not conforming to fact or truth
incredibility, incrediblenessThe quality of being incredible
ineleganceThe quality of lacking refinement and good taste
infidelity, unfaithfulnessThe quality of being unfaithful
infiniteness, infinitude, unboundedness, boundlessness, limitlessnessThe quality of being infinite
inhumaneness, inhumanityThe quality of lacking compassion or consideration for others
insolubilityThe quality of being insoluble and difficult to dissolve in liquid / liquid
inutility, uselessness, unusefulnessThe quality of having no practical use
irregularity, unregularitynot characterized by a fixed principle or rate
lawfulnessThe quality of conforming to law
logicality, logicalnesscorrect and valid reasoning
materiality, physicalness, corporeality, corporalityThe quality of being physical
memorabilityThe quality of being worth remembering
mobilityThe quality of moving freely
moralityconcern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong
naivete, naivety, naivenesslack of sophistication or worldliness
nativenessThe quality of belonging to or being connected with a certain place or region by virtue of birth or origin
naturalnessThe quality of being natural or based on natural principles
natureThe essential qualities or characteristics / characteristics by which something is recognized
navigabilityThe quality of being suitable for the passage of a ship or aircraft
needinessThe quality of needing attention and affection and reassurance to a marked degree
negativity, negativeness, negativismCharacterized by habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands
occidentalismThe quality or customs or mannerisms characteristic of Western civilizations
opacity, opaquenessThe quality of being opaque to a degree
ordinariness, mundaneness, mundanityThe quality of being commonplace and ordinary
orientalismThe quality or customs or mannerisms characteristic of Asian civilizations
originalityThe quality of being new and original (not derived from something else)
painfulness, distressingnessThe quality of being painful
parental qualityA quality appropriate to a parent
particularity, specialnessThe quality of being particular and pertaining to a specific case or instance
pathos, poignancyA quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow)
penetrability, perviousnessThe quality of being penetrable (by people or light or missiles etc.)
piquancy, piquance, piquantnessThe quality of being agreeably stimulating or mentally exciting
pleasantness, sweetnessThe quality of giving pleasure
popularityThe quality of being widely admired or accepted or sought after
positivity, positiveness, positivismA quality or state characterized by certainty or acceptance or affirmation and dogmatic assertiveness
power, powerfulnesspossession of controlling influence
powerlessness, impotence, impotencyThe quality of lacking strength or power
probabilityThe quality of being probable
protectivenessThe quality of providing protection
publicityThe quality of being open to public view
quantifiability, measurabilityThe quality of being measurable
regularityThe quality of being characterized by a fixed principle or rate
relativityThe quality of being relative / relative and having significance only in relation to something else
responsivenessThe quality of being responsive
romanticism, romanceAn exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)
salability, salablenessThe quality of being salable or marketable
samenessThe quality of being alike
satisfactorinessThe quality of giving satisfaction sufficient to meet a demand or requirement
simplicity, simplenessThe quality of being simple or uncompounded
snootinessThe quality of being snooty
soapinessThe quality of being soap or being covered with soap
solubilityThe quality of being soluble and easily dissolved in liquid / liquid
sophistication, worldliness, mundaneness, mundanityThe quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment
spinnabilityThe quality of being suitable for spinning or the capability of being spun (used of textile fibers)
stuffunspecified qualities required to do or be something
stuffiness, closenessThe quality of being close and poorly ventilated
subjectivismThe quality of being subjective
sufficiency, adequacyThe quality of being sufficient for the end in view
suitability, suitablenessThe quality of having the properties that are right for a specific purpose
toneThe quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author
ulteriorityThe quality of being ulterior
ultimateThe finest or most superior quality of its kind
uncertainty, uncertainness, precariousnessunsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance
unholinessThe quality of being unholy
unlawfulnessThe quality of failing to conform to law
unnaturalnessThe quality of being unnatural or not based on natural principles
unoriginalityThe quality of being unoriginal
unpleasantnessThe quality of giving displeasure
unpopularityThe quality of lacking general approval or acceptance
unresponsiveness, deadnessThe quality of being unresponsive
unsatisfactorinessThe quality of being inadequate / inadequate or unsuitable
unsuitability, unsuitableness, ineptnessThe quality of having the wrong properties for a specific purpose
unwholesomeness, morbidness, morbidityThe quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for you
urbanityThe quality or character of life in a city or town
utility, usefulnessThe quality of being of practical use
virtu, vertuartistic / artistic quality
waxinessThe quality of being made of wax or covered with wax
wholesomenessThe quality of being beneficial and generally good for you
woodiness, woodsinessThe quality of abounding in trees
worthThe quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful
worthlessness, ineptitudeHaving no qualities that would render it valuable or useful
BroaderattributeAn abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity
Spanishcalidad, cualidad
Catalanqualitat
Verbsqualifydescribe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of
English > quality: 7 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningA degree or grade of excellence / excellence or worth.
Example"the quality of students has risen"
Synonymscaliber, calibre
AttributesinferiorOf low or inferior quality
superiorOf high or superior quality or performance
Narrowerinferiority, low qualityAn inferior quality
superiority, high qualityThe quality of being superior
Broaderdegree, grade, levelA position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
Spanishcalibre, cualidad, embergadura
Catalancalibre, embergadura, qualitat
Verbsqualifymake fit or prepared
qualifypronounce fit or able
qualifyprove capable or fit
English > quality: 7 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningA characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something.
Example"each town has a quality all its own"
Synonymscharacter, lineament
NarrowertextureThe essential quality of something
Broaderproperty, attribute, dimensionA construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished
Spanishcalidad, característica, carácter
Catalancaracterística, qualitat
Verbsqualifymake more specific
qualifydescribe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of
English > quality: 7 senses > noun 4, attribute
Meaning(music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound).
Synonymstimbre, timber, tone
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Narrowercolor, colour, coloration, colourationThe timbre of a musical sound
harmonicAny of a series of musical tones whose frequencies are integral multiples of the frequency of a fundamental
nasalityA quality of the voice that is produced by nasal resonators
plangency, resonance, reverberance, ringing, sonorousness, sonority, vibrancyHaving the character of a loud deep sound
register(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
resonanceThe quality imparted to voiced speech sounds by the action of the resonating chambers of the throat and mouth and nasal cavities
shrillness, stridence, stridencyHaving the timbre of a loud high-pitched sound
Broadersound propertyAn attribute of sound
Spanishcualidad, timbre
Catalanqualitat, timbre
English > quality: 7 senses > noun 5, state
MeaningHigh social status.
Example"a man of quality"
Broadersocial station, social status, social rank, rankPosition in a social hierarchy
Verbsqualifyprove capable or fit

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