Synonyms & Antonyms of quality

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 degree of excellence
  • we expect a high quality of service in such a fancy restaurant

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2 high position within society
  • a glamorous invitation-only party for all the people of quality in the summer resort

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3 something that sets apart an individual from others of the same kind
  • unfailing kindness is one of her many fine qualities

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Synonyms & Antonyms of quality (Entry 2 of 2)

of the very best kind
  • an antiques dealer who handles nothing but quality pieces

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How is the word quality different from other nouns like it?

Some common synonyms of quality are attribute, character, and property. While all these words mean "an intelligible feature by which a thing may be identified," quality is a general term applicable to any trait or characteristic whether individual or generic.

material with a silky quality

When is it sensible to use attribute instead of quality?

The synonyms attribute and quality are sometimes interchangeable, but attribute implies a quality ascribed to a thing or a being.

the attributes of a military hero

When is character a more appropriate choice than quality?

The words character and quality can be used in similar contexts, but character applies to a peculiar and distinctive quality of a thing or a class.

remarks of an unseemly character

When could property be used to replace quality?

In some situations, the words property and quality are roughly equivalent. However, property implies a characteristic that belongs to a thing's essential nature and may be used to describe a type or species.

the property of not conducting heat

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The first known use of quality was in the 14th century

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“Quality.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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