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

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Synonyms & Antonyms of quality (Entry 2 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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quality, property, character, attribute 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 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 character applies to a peculiar and distinctive quality of a thing or a class. remarks of an unseemly character attribute implies a quality ascribed to a thing or a being. the attributes of a military hero

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

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“Quality.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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