NounQuiddity (plural quiddities)
- The essence or inherent nature of a person or thing.
- 1962: My vision reeked with truth. It had the tone, / The quiddity and quaintness of its own / Reality. — Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire
- A trifle; a nicety or quibble
- An eccentricity; an odd feature
- (essence): quality
axiom, cavil, center, core, dodge, elixir, essence, essential, flower, focus, fundamental, gist, gravamen, heart, hypostasis, inner essence, jesuitism, kernel, marrow, meat, nub, nucleus, nuts and bolts, pith, postulate, principle, quibble, quid, quillet, quintessence, quip, quirk, quodlibet, sap, shuffle, soul, spirit, stuff, substance, the nitty-gritty
- IPA: /ˈkwɪdɪti/