Qualities is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand qualities (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use qualities in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of qualities, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of qualities, followed by 35 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - Plural form of quality.
EXAMPLES - Qualities in a Sentence
- None of those qualities is what I look for in a leader. (source)
- Dan Saltzman, despite all his good qualities, is not that leader. (source)
- Note: "Demonstrate leadership qualities" is code for "do everybody else's damn job." (source)
- Only he called her qualities by names of his own -- some of which indeed were happy enough. (source)
- He is doing well because of personal qualities, which is how he won the Republican nomination. (source)
- People with money recognize these qualities, that is why Obama is garnering the support he is getting. (source)
- To repeat myself this quest to define the Jordan/Kobe difference in terms of ineffable qualities is silly. (source)
- The second of those qualities is a flaw in any kind of novel, but the last one is a plus for the graphic form. (source)
- These are good qualities, which is why I think instead of being vice president, she should be Miss Congeniality. (source)
- But hey, he could always sale insurance, and he appears to have certain qualities that would take him to the top, fast. (source)
- It is done when someone has some certain qualities about them that would preclude direct firing (e.g. protected status). (source)
- Tyson is looking for certain qualities in its cattle, such as the leanness of their meat, and Adams knows how to deliver. (source)
- The broader conundrum is that for women, but not for men, there is a tradeoff in qualities associated with top leadership. (source)
- But these men see by halves; for they say indeed that matter is void of quality, but they will not call qualities immaterial. (source)
- The differences distinguishing substances from each other are called qualities only by analogy; they are, more strictly, Acts and (source)
- Now the pressing question is how can we create architecture that is based on long-term qualities rather than on short-term profits? (source)
- There is no violent break with the past, but simply the quickening of certain French qualities by the infusion of a new personality. (source)
- The physicists tell us that what we call the qualities of things, and their structure and composition, are but the expressions of internal atomic movements. (source)
- It might be said that the seeing is merely the sequel to some law [of our own nature], so that what we call qualities do not actually exist in the substances. (source)
- Then I have to wonder why cognitive abilities are supposed to be free from genetic differences, where they are evident in qualities such as height and strength. (source)
- Geld und Credit, I, 218.) 691 While the words _pecunia_, _danaro_, _dinero_, and _argent_, are all derived from unessential qualities, the German word for money, (source)
- I fear for our democracy not only because so many folks are willing to give up the long term qualities of the vote in favor of the short term convenience of no change. (source)
- -- _Join to each of the nouns below three appropriate adjectives expressing the qualities as assumed, and then make complete sentences by asserting these qualities_: -- (source)
- Some 75 years later, sociologist Max Weber dubbed the qualities that Tocqueville observed the "Protestant ethic" and considered them the cornerstone of successful capitalism. (source)
- When guests are staying at a hotel there are certain qualities they look for in order to determine whether or not they will recommend others to stay there or return for another visit. (source)
- (Some of Rosen's own prose owes much of its own perdurability to its essayistic qualities, that is, to its partisanship and unfairness: one example might be Rosen's dislike of Mahler.) (source)
- Of these two, imagining that something is actually appearing and imagining feeling that we have the qualities of what appears, the feeling of having the qualities is the most important. (source)
- Fox, one of the greatest English orators, was remarkable, above all things, for the beauty of his character, and the very first of his qualities was the scrupulous faithfulness with which he kept his engagements. (source)
- You helped me meet the nicest boy ever withthe best qualities, which is obveously hard these days concidering all the half decent guys are either taken or not worth our time, and this one is overly perfect in any way, and just amazing. (source)
- To these might be added a third sort, which are allowed to be barely powers; though they are as much real qualities in the subject as those which I, to comply with the common way of speaking, call qualities, but for distinction, secondary qualities. (source)
- Similarly those abnormal psychic states which are not inborn, but arise from the concomitance of certain other elements, and are difficult to remove, or altogether permanent, are called qualities, for in virtue of them men are said to be such and such. (source)
- For pallor and duskiness of complexion are called qualities, inasmuch as we are said to be such and such in virtue of them, not only if they originate in natural constitution, but also if they come about through long disease or sunburn, and are difficult to remove, or indeed remain throughout life. (source)
- The president said he would look for a candidate who possessed what he described as qualities similar to that of Justice Stevens: "an independent mind, a record of excellence and integrity, a fierce dedication to the rule of law and a keen understanding of how the law affects the daily lives of the American people." (source)
- Recently while looking over a manuscript-collection of verses, -- mostly short poems of an emotional or descriptive character, -- it occurred to me that a selection from them might serve to illustrate certain Japanese qualities of sentiment, as well as some little-known Japanese theories of artistic expression, -- and (source)
-  If this were the place to enlarge upon the general question of bringing children abroad to be educated, we might suggest, at the outset, that there were certain English qualities, such as manliness and self-reliance; and certain English sports, such as cricket, hunting and the like, which have less opportunity of fair development in boys educated abroad. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 35 example sentences provided below is 49.0, which suggests that "qualities" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 29 synonyms for qualities.
affection, affirmation, aspect, attribute, character, condition, constitution, description, element, endowment, essence, factor, genius, individuality, kind, make, mark, name of tune, nature, nature of beast, parameter, peculiarity, predication, property, savor, sort, trait, virtue, way of it
We have 5 antonyms for qualities.
disadvantage, insignificance, unemployment, unimportance, worthlessness
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of qualities from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Plural form of quality.