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essence

Synonyms of essence in English:

noun

  • 1 the very essence of economics
    quintessence, soul, spirit, nature;
    core, heart, crux, nucleus, substance;
    principle, fundamental quality, sum and substance, warp and woof, reality, actuality
    informal nitty-gritty
  • 2 essence of ginger
    extract, concentrate, distillate, elixir, decoction, juice, tincture;
    scent, perfume, oil
  • Phrases

    in essence
    1
    in essence, his essays are the products of an indoctrinated young mind
    essentially, basically, fundamentally, primarily, principally, chiefly, predominantly, substantially;
    above all, first and foremost;
    effectively, virtually, to all intents and purposes;
    of the essence
    2
    absolute secrecy is of the essence See essential (sense 1 of the adjective)
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