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quality

 
Adjective quality has 2 senses
  1. choice, prime, prize, quality, select - of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"
    Antonym: inferior (indirect, via superior)
  2. quality - of high social status; "people of quality"; "a quality family"
    Antonyms:
    lower-class, low-class (indirect, via middle-class, upper-class)
    Antonym: middle-class (indirect, via upper-class, lower-class)
Noun quality has 5 senses
  1. quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
    --1 is a kind of
    attribute
    --1 has particulars:
     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; simplicity, 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; accuracy; 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
    Derived form: verb qualify6
  2. quality, caliber, calibre - a degree or grade of excellence or worth; "the quality of students has risen"; "an executive of low caliber"
    --2 is a kind of degree, grade, level
    --2 has particulars: superiority, high quality; inferiority, low quality
    Derived forms: verb qualify1, verb qualify2, verb qualify4
  3. quality, character, lineament - 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"
    --3 is a kind of property, attribute, dimension
    --3 has particulars: texture
    Derived forms: verb qualify6, verb qualify3
  4. timbre, timber, quality, tone - (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 is a kind of sound property
    --4 has particulars:
     resonance; color, colour, coloration, colouration; harshness, roughness; fullness, mellowness, richness; nasality; plangency, resonance, reverberance, ringing, sonorousness, sonority, vibrancy; shrillness, stridence, stridency; register
  5. quality - high social status; "a man of quality"
    --5 is a kind of
    social station, social status, social rank, rank
    Derived form: verb qualify1
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