US: /ˈkwɑɫəti/
UK: /kwˈɒlɪti/

English Vietnamese dictionary

quality /'kwɔliti/
  • danh từ
    • chất, phẩm chất
      • quality matters more than quantity: chất quan trọng lượng
      • goods of good quality: hàng hoá phẩm chất tốt
    • phẩm chất ưu tú, tính chất hảo hạng
      • to have quality: ưu tú, hảo hạng, tốt lắm
    • đặc tính, nét đặc biệt; năng lực, tài năng
      • to give a taste of one's quality: tỏ rõ năng lực của mình, cho thấy tài năng của mình
    • đức tính, tính tốt
      • to have many good qualities: có nhiều đức tính tốt
    • loại, hạng
      • the best quality of cigar: loại xì gà ngon nhất
      • a poor quality of cloth: loại vải tồi
    • (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ), khuộc quiềm 6 lưu, tầng lớp trên
      • people of quality; the quality: những người thuộc tầng lớp trên
    • (vật lý) âm sắc, màu âm

Advanced English dictionary

noun, adjective
+ noun (plural qualities)
1 [U, C] the standard of sth when it is compared to other things like it; how good or bad sth is: to be of good / poor / top quality + goods of a high quality + high-quality goods + a decline in water / air quality + When costs are cut product quality suffers. + Their quality of life improved dramatically when they moved to France.
2 [U] a high standard: contemporary writers of quality + We aim to provide quality at reasonable prices. + Get it right, even if it takes time; it's quality not quantity that matters.
3 [C] a thing that is part of a person's character, especially sth good: personal qualities such as honesty and generosity + to lack / possess leadership qualities + She has all the qualities of a good teacher. + It's hard to find people with the right qualities for the job.
4 [C, U] a feature of sth, especially one that makes it different from sth else: the special quality of light and shade in her paintings + His voice has a rich, melodic quality.
+ adjective
1 [only before noun] used especially by people trying to sell goods or services to say that sth is of a high quality: We specialize in quality furniture. + quality service at a competitive price
2 (BrE, slang) very good: 'What was the film like?' 'Quality!'(also less frequent quality)
+ noun
(BrE) a newspaper that is intended for people who are intelligent and educated
Compare: TABLOID

Thesaurus dictionary

1 property, attribute, characteristic, mark, distinction, je ne sais quoi, trait:
Can you describe the qualities needed to be a good musician?
2 grade, calibre, rank, status, importance, value, worth:
In the curiosity shop items of high and low quality are mixed together haphazardly
3 Old-fashioned eminence, prominence, importance, excellence, superiority, distinction, standing, supremacy, dignity, grandeur, nobility, blue blood:
Despite her shabby appearance, from her bearing and speech the woman was clearly a person of quality.

Collocation dictionary

1 how good/bad sth is


excellent, good, high, outstanding, superior, top
All our cakes are made with top quality ingredients.
| inferior, low, poor | variable | product, service | recording, sound | air, water | artistic, technical


maintain | enhance, improve, raise | affect, impair, reduce | assess, determine, evaluate, monitor, test


improve | suffer
When costs are cut product quality suffers.


control | assurance | standards


of … ~
The photos are of variable quality.


quality of life
Advances in technology would, it was hoped, improve the quality of life.

2 characteristic


admirable, desirable, fine, good, great, positive, valuable | negative | redeeming
I found him thoroughly unpleasant, with no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
| individual, personal | inborn, inherent, innate, intrinsic | distinctive, particular, special, unique | elusive, rare
a singer with that elusive quality that sells records
| essential, important | aesthetic, artistic, literary | moral | mental, psychological | feminine, masculine | leadership, managerial | aphrodisiac, medicinal


have | display, show

Concise English dictionary

qualities'kwɑlətɪ /'kwɒ-
+an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
+a degree or grade of excellence or worth
+a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
+(music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)
+high social status
+of superior grade
+of high social status