Word of the Day – Quiddity

By November 9, 2017Word of the Day

Quiddity (noun)


The very essence of; the inherent nature of something or someone.

Late Middle English: from medieval Latin quidditas, from Latin quid ‘what’.

Example sentences

“It is the quiddity of a shark to harm those in its territory.”

“It’s just part of his quiddities and quirks.”

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