Used to emphasize the basic, fundamental, or intrinsic nature of a person, thing, or situation: [sentence adverb]: essentially, they are amateurs
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of essentially in:
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