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  Definition of quality
  1. an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
  2. a degree or grade of excellence or worth; "the quality of students has risen"; "an executive of low caliber"
  3. (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound); "the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely"; "the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet"
  4. a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something; "each town has a quality all its own"; "the radical character of our demands"
  5. high social status; "a man of quality"
  6. of high social status; "people of quality"; "a quality family"
  7. of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"
Similar Words: caliber, calibre, timbre, timber, tone, character, lineament, choice, prime(a), prize, select


Hyponyms: appearance, visual aspect, attraction, attractiveness, clearness, clarity, uncloudedness, opacity, opaqueness, divisibility, ease, easiness, simplicity, difficulty, difficultness, suitability, suitableness, unsuitability, unsuitableness, ineptness, nature, humanness, humanity, manhood, air, aura, atmosphere, excellence, characteristic, changeableness, changeability, changelessness, unchangeability, unchangeableness, unchangingness, sameness, difference, certainty, sure thing, foregone conclusion, probability, uncertainty, uncertainness, factuality, factualness, counterfactuality, materiality, physicalness, corporeality, immateriality, incorporeality, particularity, generality, simpleness, complexity, complexness, regularity, irregularity, unregularity, mobility, immobility, pleasantness, sweetness, unpleasantness, credibility, credibleness, believability, incredibility, incredibleness, logicality, logicalness, illogicality, illogicalness, illogic, naturalness, unnaturalness, virtu, vertu, wholesomeness, unwholesomeness, morbidness, morbidity, satisfactoriness, unsatisfactoriness, ordinariness, extraordinariness, ethnicity, foreignness, strangeness, curiousness, nativeness, originality, unoriginality, correctness, rightness, incorrectness, wrongness, accuracy, truth, inaccuracy, distinction, popularity, unpopularity, lawfulness, unlawfulness, elegance, inelegance, comprehensibility, understandability, expressiveness, incomprehensibility, humaneness, inhumaneness, inhumanity, morality, immorality, amorality, divinity, holiness, sanctity, ideality, unholiness, parental quality, fidelity, faithfulness, infidelity, unfaithfulness, sophistication, worldliness, naivete, naivety, naiveness, sufficiency, adequacy, worth, worthlessness, good, goodness, bad, badness, fruitfulness, fecundity, fruitlessness, aridity, barrenness, utility, usefulness, inutility, uselessness, unusefulness, asset, plus, constructiveness, destructiveness, positivism, positivity, negativism, negativity, occidentalism, orientalism, power, powerfulness, ability, powerlessness, impotence, impotency, inability, unfitness, romanticism, romance, domesticity, infiniteness, infinitude, unboundedness, boundlessness, limitlessness, finiteness, finitude, boundedness, quantifiability, measurability, solubility, insolubility, stuff, hot stuff, humor, humour, pathos, poignancy, tone, responsiveness, unresponsiveness, subjectivism, ulteriority, superiority, high quality, inferiority, low quality, resonance, color, colour, coloration, colouration, harshness, roughness, fullness, mellowness, richness, nasality, plangency, reverberance, ringing, sonorousness, sonority, vibrancy, shrillness, stridence, stridency, register, texture


Attributes: good, bad, positive, negative, superior, inferior


Derivational Morphology: qualify, characterize, characterise, measure up, dispose, tone, inflect, modulate, restrict


Language Translations:
Catalan: de and qualitat and quality   Chinese: 優質 and 品质 and 性质  
Dutch: eigenschap and kwaliteit   Esperanto: eco and kvalito  
Finnish: hyvälaatuinen and laadukkuus and ominaisuus   French: qualité  
German: hochklassig and Qualität   Greek: ποιότητα and ποιοτικός  
Hebrew: איכות and איכותי and תכונה   Hungarian: minőség and tulajdonság  
Indonesian: berkualitas   Italian: di qualità and qualità  
Japanese: 品質 and 品質の良い and 性質   Korean: 품질  
Polish: cecha and jakość   Portuguese: de and qualidade  
Romanian: calitate   Russian: качественный and качество  
Spanish: calidad and de   Swedish: kvalitet  
Telugu: నాణ్యత  
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