A one word substitute for "good feature/ attribute"

For eg: Being widely known for a "good reason" is called "FAMOUS"; whereas, Being widely known for a "bad reason" is called "NOTORIOUS"

In that Context,

The problems/poor features of a product, will be stated under the title "ISSUES" For eg: Issues: leakage, poor quality etc.

Similarly, when something has good features/ attributes; those will be stated under the title "good features" - so, what will be a good one word substitution for "good features/ attribute"

  • Carrots can mean good things. See: english.stackexchange.com/a/308144/50044
    – NVZ
    Jan 2, 2017 at 19:46
  • How about pros and cons?
    – Jim
    Jan 2, 2017 at 19:46
  • 2
    I don’t see anything wrong with “Features and Issues”
    – Jim
    Jan 2, 2017 at 19:58
  • 1
    Use the word "virtues".
    – user206150
    Jan 2, 2017 at 20:20
  • Feature already has the connotation of something good - hence the popular saying that something is a feature, not a bug. Are you looking for more than this?
    – Lawrence
    Feb 3, 2017 at 13:13

7 Answers 7


I would use benefits as the opposite of issues in your context.

noun 1. something that is advantageous or good; an advantage

He explained the benefits of public ownership of the postal system.


You'll want to check differentiators.



Unique features and/or benefits of a product, or aspects of a brand, that set it apart from competing products or brands.

  • This suggestion doesn't carry any positive connotations, it is rather neutral without more context. Jan 3, 2017 at 15:39
  • @Matt What connotation does benefits have? Jan 4, 2017 at 3:36
  • What connotation does features have? In this context, none. Jan 4, 2017 at 13:22
  • @Matt, features that set it apart. Jan 4, 2017 at 13:23

For the good features, you might try "Qualities" as a header.

A couple of definitions of the noun quality include:

–An inherent or distinguishing characteristic

–That which makes, or helps to make, anything such as it is; anything belonging to a subject, or predicable of it; distinguishing property, characteristic, or attribute; peculiar power, capacity, or virtue; distinctive trait

Although a quality could be a negative characteristic, I think that people tend to think of the positive aspects of a thing when they think of its qualities.


Building on a couple of comments and adding my own suggestions:





good points



  • Would you really say that the ability to simultaneously edit a document (for example) is a virtue?
    – Laurel
    Nov 13, 2018 at 0:02

Asset is the term I would use. In the financial usage, assets can be positive or negative, but in the common usage it's defined

a useful or valuable thing, person, or quality


Note, something may have several specialties, things that it performs well.

4.a special or distinguishing feature or characteristic.
Collins Dictionary

6.special or distinctive quality or state.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary

1:a distinctive mark or quality
Merriam-Webster Dictionary


The P28 Splendour Blender has many specialties: a reliable and powerful 2000w motor, modular construction for easy cleaning and ergonomically placed controls for selecting exactly what you need.

Of course, most blenders do the same thing, so this may be a type of puffery. But, well it's a good blender.


As far as I can tell, there doesn't appear to be a perfect synonym for 'good quality/characteristic'... In fact my own search for one brought me here. Though depending on context, you might get away with some of these imperfect alternatives: benefit, asset, plus, value, credit, advantage & merit

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