Meaning of QUALITY in English


I. noun


something inherent and distinctive

learned the special qualities of the native herbs

Synonyms: affection, attribute, character, characteristic, feature, mark, peculiarity, property, savor, trait, virtue; compare characteristic 1

Related Word: individuality; affirmation, predication; element, factor, parameter


a usually high level of merit or superiority

merchandise of quality

Synonyms: caliber, merit, stature, value, virtue, worth

Related Word: arete, excellence, excellency, perfection, superbness, superiority

Contrasted words: inferiority, meanness, mediocrity, poorness; inadequacy; deficiency


degree of excellence

upgrading the quality of incoming students

Synonyms: caliber, class, grade

Related Word: capacity, character, footing, place, position, rank, situation, standing, state, station, status


Synonyms: status 1, capacity, character, footing, place, position, rank, standing, state, station


Synonyms: aristocracy , aristoi, blue blood, elite, flower, gentility, gentry, patriciate, society, upper class


Synonyms: excellence , arete, excellency, merit, perfection, virtue

II. adjective

Synonyms: excellent , A1, blue-ribbon, fine, first-class, first-rate, five-star, Grade A, prime, superior

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