Adjective "quality" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


The standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; the degree of excellence of something.
  1. count noun 'these colleges provide a better quality of education'
  2. 'This is, of course, a measure of the design integrity and manufacturing quality of each new product category.'
  3. 'If it were restricted to a few sniggers among the public at large about the academic quality of these degrees, it wouldn't be too bad.'
  4. 'If the page count of a book were a measure of its quality, or of how much I am likely to enjoy it, then it would make sense to play those odds.'
  5. 'Over the past number of years the parade has been of mixed quality with varying degrees of participation from all sectors.'
  6. 'These laws also provide the consumer with detailed information on the origin and quality of the product.'
  7. 'A number of questions about the clinical utility of quality of life measures remain unanswered.'
  8. 'Intermediate measures of quality of health care remained unchanged or improved slightly.'
  9. 'From the time it is installed until the day it is replaced, the product will reduce in quality in a linear fashion.'
  10. 'It is pity to see people going after food by smell and taste, ignoring the standard or quality of the products.'
  11. 'Territories differ in quality, measured in terms of insect prey availability.'
  12. 'The quality and skill levels are unrivalled among their previous equals.'
  13. 'Most significant is the fact that Shanghai Automobile Industrial Company gained this level of quality through co-operation.'
  14. 'Some might say that gatekeepers such as editors guarantee a certain level of quality among print publications that is lacking on the web.'
  15. 'People will want to buy stuff with a high level of quality.'
  16. 'And build quality in general seems to be up to Volkswagen's very best traditions.'
  17. 'Poor general quality and finishing are the usual indicators of fake toys and parents are advised to buy from recognised retailers.'
  18. 'Check the whisky again to be sure it's the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink.'
  19. 'The styling and general quality of construction adds to this impression.'
  20. 'The design community should push the boundaries and bring the standard of quality to a higher level.'
  21. 'This series delivers a remarkably high level of visual quality within its constraints.'
  22. 'A few of my favourite things - sweet peas, long walks, and tea in bed reading the qualities on a Sunday.'
  23. 'The middle grouping make up the majority readership of these scandal sheets, but they are also much less likely to read the qualities.'
  24. 'The ‘qualities’ usually have in-depth news items, backed up by articles written by staff writers or outsiders interpreting the news.'
  25. 'It must be noted that, in 1709, Jonathan Swift found little discipline at the universities and little learning amongst the gentlemen of high quality.'
  26. 'Tague shows how this rhetoric, although often seen as representing the rise of middle class ideology, was in fact adopted and exploited by wealthy, fashionable ‘women of quality’.'
  27. 'Women were starting to make their voices heard and one of them, Mary Cowper De Grey, recounts the story of a group of ladies of quality who are determined to make Shakespeare fashionable.'
  28. '"But he does want it all the same, very bad - don't you, Jem? - only, you see, he's dazed at being called on to speak before quality."'
A distinctive attribute or characteristic possessed by someone or something.
  1. 'the plant's aphrodisiac qualities'
  2. 'The mirror-like quality of standing water may have had symbolic implications too.'
  3. 'It seems incredibly stupid and as yet I cannot find one redeeming quality in this story.'
  4. 'By contrast, the female characters are sparsely developed and possess few redeeming qualities.'
  5. 'He has the right fundamental qualities for national leadership and that is why I commend him to all Conservatives.'
  6. 'He showed strong leadership qualities and organisational skills.'
  7. 'There is an interesting quality of delicacy attributed to Elizabeth.'
  8. 'To say of Socrates that he is human is to say what he is, whereas to say that he is literate is not to say what he is but rather to give a quality that he has.'
  9. 'Of the qualities associated with the color blue, trust and faith rank high.'
  10. 'Lack of charisma, timidity and humility seem to be the criteria that negate strong leadership qualities.'
  11. 'Bizarrely, only six items describe the unique qualities that distinguish a doctor from other healthcare workers.'
  12. 'The categorical versus the gradient quality of nasalization in Sundanese versus English indicated that nasalization is indeed phonological in Sundanese and phonetic in English.'
  13. 'In musical terms, the pitch of the note is always the same but the tonal quality can be adjusted.'
  14. 'Those influenced by a mutable quality in their horoscope also enjoy learning, play fair and are diplomatic and well-liked by others.'
  15. 'Each and every sign of the zodiac is associated with both an element and a quality.'


Of good quality; excellent.
  1. 'He will always do what's best for the team, but as well as being unselfish he is a quality player.'
  2. 'Celtic let you play but, in a game against such quality players, you might only have a couple of scoring chances.'
  3. 'Their contribution is the icing on an exceptionally fine piece of quality confection.'
  4. 'He is a quality player who has just come back from a World Cup.'
  5. 'He is a quality player and proved it again with his fine bowling and batting.'
  6. 'I trained with the youth team a couple of times, and every single one of them was a quality player.'
  7. 'However, despite their problems, Leeds are a side of quality players, it is just a matter of how many will be around next season.'
  8. 'We have some quality players in our squad who will not be afraid of the big games having played in England and throughout Europe.'
  9. 'We have all seen that Clarke is a wonderful player of quality spin bowling.'
  10. 'More than any other sport, soccer needs a full roster of quality players in order to make it an attractive game.'


1. an essential or distinctive characteristic, property, or attribute: the chemical qualities of alcohol.

2. character or nature, as belonging to or distinguishing a thing: the quality of a sound.

3. character with respect to fineness, or grade of excellence: food of poor quality; silks of fine quality.

4. high grade; superiority; excellence: wood grain of quality.

5. a personality or character trait: kindness is one of her many good qualities.

6. nat

More examples(as adjective)

"productions can be quality in/at/on times."

"criteria can be quality of provisions."

"ups can be quality of sounds."

"people can be quality of supplies."

"notes can be quality of services."

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Middle English (in the senses ‘character, disposition’ and ‘particular property or feature’): from Old French qualite, from Latin qualitas (translating Greek poiotēs), from qualis ‘of what kind, of such a kind’.