Definition of essentially in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈsen(t)SHəlē/


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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Syllabification: es·sen·tial·ly

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