Word of the Day : November 30, 2022
quiddity \KWID-uh-tee\ noun
What It Means
Quiddity refers to the essence of a thing—that is, whatever makes something the type of thing that it is. Quiddity can also refer to a small and usually trivial complaint or criticism, or to a quirk or eccentricity in someone's behavior.
// The novelist’s genius was her unparalleled ability to capture the quiddity of the Maine seacoast in simple prose.
// He portrayed the character's quirks and quiddities with tender playfulness.
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Aired November 30, 2022
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