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1. quiddity

noun. an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections.

Synonyms

  • cavil
  • equivocation
  • quibble

Antonyms

  • outwardness
  • worldliness
  • extraversion
  • loss

Etymology

  • quiddité (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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2. quiddity

noun. the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other.

Synonyms

  • gist
  • meat
  • center
  • core
  • heart and soul
  • centre
  • inwardness
  • nub
  • essence
  • sum
  • heart
  • haecceity
  • nitty-gritty
  • substance
  • pith
  • marrow

Antonyms

  • peripheral
  • right
  • left
  • outward

Etymology

  • quiddité (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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