What is another word for quiddity?

Pronunciation: [kwˈɪdɪti] (IPA)

Quiddity is a word that means 'the essential nature or essence of something'. However, there are other synonyms that can be used in its place. One word that can be used is 'essence', which means the intrinsic nature or indispensable quality of something. Another synonym is 'crux', which means the essential or focal point of a matter. 'Nub' is another word that can be used to describe the essence of something. It refers to the heart or core of a matter. Lastly, 'penetrating quality' can be used to describe the quiddity of a thing. This suggests that the essence of something is both profound and enlightening.

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What are the hypernyms for Quiddity?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for quiddity?

Quiddity refers to the essential nature or quality of something. There are several antonyms for the word quiddity, including ambiguity, inexactitude, impreciseness, and vagueness. These antonyms indicate a lack of clarity or specificity, suggesting that something lacks a clear or definitive essence. Another antonym for quiddity is superficiality, indicating a lack of depth or substance. Additionally, banality, lack of originality or creativity, can also be treated as antonym for quiddity. Finally, several antonyms for quiddity-such as absurdity, inaneness, or meaninglessness-indicate a lack of significance or value, suggesting that something lacks an essential nature or quality altogether.

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Usage examples for Quiddity

Yet such is the quiddity of the English Tommy, that through this devastating anathema ran a streak of love which at the end turned the whole thing into forlorn derision.
"The Rough Road"
William John Locke
But his power of observation and of seeing what might be termed the humorous quiddity of anything, was extraordinary.
"Bardell v. Pickwick"
Percy Fitzgerald
Those who knew anything of the subject are "the so-called men of science," whose three P's were assailed; prestige, pride, and prejudice: this the author tries to effect for himself with three Q's; quibble, quirk, and quiddity.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)"
Augustus de Morgan

Famous quotes with Quiddity

  • LSD reveals the of things, their quiddity, their essence. The wateriness of water is suddenly revealed to you, the carpetness of carpets, the woodness of wood, the yellowness of yellow, the fingernailness of fingernails, the allness of all, the nothingness of all, the allness of nothing. For me music gives access to every one of these essences of existence, but at a fraction of the social or financial cost of a drug and without the need to cry 'Wow!' all the time, which is one of LSD's most distressing and least endearing side-effects.
    Stephen Fry
  • Where entity and quiddity, The ghosts of defunct bodies, fly.
    Samuel Butler (poet)

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