Definition of essentially in English:


Syllabification: es·sen·tial·ly
Pronunciation: /iˈsenSHəlē


  • Used to emphasize the basic, fundamental, or intrinsic nature of a person, thing, or situation: [sentence adverb]: essentially, they are amateurs
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    • I took the view that the second and third questions were essentially questions of law.
    • I would not say that violence is essentially evil unless you view human nature as evil.
    • Political correctness is essentially an etiquette, a series of codes by which we are supposed to live our lives.

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