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quiddity

[ kwid-i-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF quiddity
  • as inquibble
  • as inquintessence
  • as inentity
  • as inessence

Synonyms for quiddity

  • nicety
  • artifice
  • cavil
  • criticism
  • dodge
  • duplicity
  • equivocation
  • evasion
  • niggle
  • pretense
  • prevarication
  • protest
  • quirk
  • shift
  • sophism
  • subterfuge
  • subtlety
  • hair-splitter
  • nit-picker
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Antonyms for quiddity

  • approval
  • directness
  • facing
  • honesty
  • meeting
  • openness
  • praise
  • reality
  • agreement
  • concurrence
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUIDDITY

There you indeed appreciate the dead-alive city 'in all its quiddity.'

Aristotle has thus shown how the Essence or Quiddity (τί ἐστι) may become known in this class of cases.

The suchness of being implies a previously existing being and quiddity.

I think that he is right, and that the profitable study of a man is the study which regards him as an oddity, not a quiddity.

On the next interview Mr. Mumbles, delighted with the report of Quiddity, addressed him with truly dignified solemnity.

The lawyer's clerk, whose name was Quiddity, also set about publishing the whole of the matter abroad.

Whatness and affections (quiddity) of being distinguishes between, ii.

WORD ORIGIN

"a trifling nicety in argument, a quibble," 1530s, from Medieval Latin quidditas "the essence of things," in Scholastic philosophy, "that which distinguishes a thing from other things," literally "whatness," from Latin quid "what," neuter of indefinite pronoun quis "somebody, someone or other" (see who). Sense developed from scholastic disputes over the nature of things. Original classical meaning "real essence or nature of a thing" is attested in English from late 14c.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR QUIDDITY

entities

nounnature of a being
  • actuality
  • essence
  • existence
  • integral
  • integrate
  • quiddity
  • quintessence
  • reality
  • subsistence
  • substance
  • sum
  • system
  • totality
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