Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun quality

5 senses of quality

Sense 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)

Sense 2
quality, caliber, calibre -- (a degree or grade of excellence or worth; "the quality of students has risen"; "an executive of low caliber")
       => degree, grade, level -- (a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; "a moderate grade of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree")

Sense 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")
       => property, attribute, dimension -- (a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished; "self-confidence is not an endearing property")

Sense 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")
       => sound property -- (an attribute of sound)

Sense 5
quality -- (high social status; "a man of quality")
       => social station, social status, social rank, rank -- (position in a social hierarchy; "the British are more aware of social status than Americans are")

Antonyms of adj quality

2 senses of quality

Sense 1
choice, prime (prenominal), prize, quality, select -- (of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches")

INDIRECT (VIA superior) -> inferior -- (of low or inferior quality)

Sense 2
quality -- (of high social status; "people of quality"; "a quality family")

INDIRECT (VIA middle-class, upper-class) -> lower-class, low-class -- (occupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society)
INDIRECT (VIA upper-class, lower-class) -> middle-class -- (occupying a socioeconomic position intermediate between those of the lower classes and the wealthy)

Similarity of adj quality

2 senses of quality

Sense 1
choice, prime (prenominal), prize, quality, select -- (of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches")
       => superior (vs. inferior) -- (of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students")

Sense 2
quality -- (of high social status; "people of quality"; "a quality family")
       => upper-class (vs. lower-class) (vs. middle-class) -- (occupying the highest socioeconomic position in a society)

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