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These nouns signify a feature that distinguishes or identifies someone or something: explained the qualities of noble gases; knew the attributes of a fine wine; liked the rural character of the ranch; tested the resilient property of rubber; had positive traits such as kindness and generosity.
qual•i•ty(ˈkwɒl ɪ ti)
n., pl. -ties,
Qualitypeople of good social position, 1693; actors as a body, 1603.
When you are talking about things that have been made or produced, you can use quality to say how good or bad they are.
You can say that something is of good quality or of poor quality.
You can also use expressions such as good quality and high quality in front of nouns.
You can also use quality on its own in front of a noun. When you do this, you are showing that something is of a high standard.
|Noun||1.||quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare|
attribute - an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity
attractiveness, attraction - the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts; "her personality held a strange attraction for him"
uncloudedness, clarity, clearness - the quality of clear water; "when she awoke the clarity was back in her eyes"
opaqueness, opacity - the quality of being opaque to a degree; the degree to which something reduces the passage of light
divisibility - the quality of being divisible; the capacity to be divided into parts or divided among a number of persons
ease, easiness, simpleness, simplicity - freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort; "he rose through the ranks with apparent ease"; "they put it into containers for ease of transportation"; "the very easiness of the deed held her back"
difficultness, difficulty - the quality of being difficult; "they agreed about the difficulty of the climb"
suitability, suitableness - the quality of having the properties that are right for a specific purpose; "an important requirement is suitability for long trips"
arability - the quality of land that is appropriate for cultivation
impressiveness - the quality of making a strong or vivid impression on the mind
navigability - the quality of being suitable for the passage of a ship or aircraft
neediness - the quality of needing attention and affection and reassurance to a marked degree; "he recognized her neediness but had no time to respond to it"
distressingness, painfulness - the quality of being painful; "she feared the painfulness of childbirth"
publicity - the quality of being open to public view; "the publicity of the court room"
spinnability - the quality of being suitable for spinning or the capability of being spun (used of textile fibers)
unsuitability, unsuitableness, ineptness - the quality of having the wrong properties for a specific purpose
protectiveness - the quality of providing protection; "statistical evidence for the protectiveness of vaccination"
nature - the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized; "it is the nature of fire to burn"; "the true nature of jealousy"
humanness, manhood, humanity - the quality of being human; "he feared the speedy decline of all manhood"
air, aura, atmosphere - a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing; "an air of mystery"; "the house had a neglected air"; "an atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters"; "the place had an aura of romance"
excellence - the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree
ultimate - the finest or most superior quality of its kind; "the ultimate in luxury"
characteristic - a distinguishing quality
changeability, changeableness - the quality of being changeable; having a marked tendency to change; "the changeableness of the weather"
unchangeability, unchangeableness, unchangingness, changelessness - the quality of being unchangeable; having a marked tendency to remain unchanged
sameness - the quality of being alike; "sameness of purpose kept them together"
difference - the quality of being unlike or dissimilar; "there are many differences between jazz and rock"
sure thing, certainty, foregone conclusion - something that is certain; "his victory is a certainty"
probability - the quality of being probable; a probable event or the most probable event; "for a while mutiny seemed a probability"; "going by past experience there was a high probability that the visitors were lost"
uncertainness, uncertainty, precariousness - being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance; "the uncertainty of the outcome"; "the precariousness of his income"
factuality, factualness - the quality of being actual or based on fact; "the realm of factuality must be distinguished from the realm of imagination"
counterfactuality - the quality of being contrary to fact
corporality, corporeality, physicalness, materiality - the quality of being physical; consisting of matter
|2.||quality - a degree or grade of excellence or worth; "the quality of students has risen"; "an executive of low caliber"|
|3.||quality - 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"|
attribute, dimension, property - a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished; "self-confidence is not an endearing property"
texture - the essential quality of something; "the texture of Neapolitan life"
|4.||quality - (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"|
sound property - an attribute of sound
harmonic - any of a series of musical tones whose frequencies are integral multiples of the frequency of a fundamental
resonance - the quality imparted to voiced speech sounds by the action of the resonating chambers of the throat and mouth and nasal cavities
coloration, colouration, color, colour - the timbre of a musical sound; "the recording fails to capture the true color of the original music"
nasality - a quality of the voice that is produced by nasal resonators
plangency, reverberance, sonority, sonorousness, vibrancy, ringing, resonance - having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant
register - (music) the timbre that is characteristic of a certain range and manner of production of the human voice or of different pipe organ stops or of different musical instruments
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
|5.||quality - high social status; "a man of quality"|
|Adj.||1.||quality - of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"|
superior - of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"
|2.||quality - of high social status; "people of quality"; "a quality family"|
upper-class - occupying the highest socioeconomic position in a society
of good/high quality → de buena/alta calidad
of poor/low quality → de mala/baja calidad
a top-quality hotel → un hotel de primera calidad
the quality of life → la calidad de vida
he has real quality → tiene verdadera calidad
a product of quality → un producto de calidad
quality is more important than quantity → la calidad es más importante que la cantidad, lo que importa es la calidad, no la cantidad
one of his good qualities → una de sus buenas cualidades
one of his bad qualities → uno de sus defectos
leadership qualities → cualidades fpl de líder
the nutritional qualities of fruit → las propiedades nutritivas de la fruta
a quality carpet → una alfombra de calidad
quality control N → control m de calidad
the quality papers NPL → los periódicos serios
the quality press N → la prensa seria TABLOIDS AND BROADSHEETS quality time N tiempo dedicado a la familia y a los amigos
I need to spend some quality time with my children → necesito pasar tiempo disfrutando con mis hijos
if you don't spend quality time studying you won't learn very much → si no dedicas tiempo en serio a estudiar no aprenderás mucho
a good quality of life → une bonne qualité de vie
of good quality → de bonne qualité
of poor quality → de mauvaise qualité
In our work, quality is paramount → Dans notre travail, la qualité est primordiale.
good-quality ingredients → des ingrédients de bonne qualité quality newspaperquality control n → contrôle m de qualitéquality controller n → contrôleur/euse m/f de la qualitéquality newspaper quality paper n → journal m sérieuxquality press n (British) the quality press → les journaux sérieuxquality time n
to spend quality time with sb → profiter le plus possible des moments passés avec qn
We don't see each other often, but we spend quality time together → Nous ne nous voyons pas souvent, mais nous profitons le plus possible de ces moments.