Synonyms of essence in English:

essence

noun

  • 1 uncertainty is part of the very essence of economic activity
    quintessence, soul, spirit, ethos, nature, life, lifeblood, core, heart, centre, crux, nub, nucleus, kernel, marrow, meat, pith, gist, substance, principle, central part, fundamental quality, basic quality, essential part, intrinsic nature, sum and substance, reality, actuality; Philosophyquiddity, esse
    informal nitty-gritty
  • 2 essence of ginger
    extract, concentrate, concentration, quintessence, distillate, elixir, abstraction, decoction, juice, tincture, solution, suspension, dilution; scent, perfume
  • Phrases

    in essence

    for them society was in essence a collection of discrete individualsbasicallyfundamentallyelementallyessentiallyat bottomat heartprimarilyprincipallychieflyfirstlypredominantlysubstantiallyin substancemateriallyabove allfirst of allmost of allfirst and foremosteffectivelyin effectvirtuallyto all intents and purposesintrinsicallyinherentlyFrenchau fond informalat the end of the daywhen all is said and donewhen you get right down to it

    of the essence

    approval can take months when speed is not of the essence
    [Antonyms] inessential
    vitalessentialindispensablecrucialkeynecessaryneededrequiredcalled forrequisiteimportantall-importantvitally importantof the utmost importanceof great consequencecriticallife-and-deathimperativemandatorycompulsoryobligatoryurgentpressingburningcompellingacuteparamountpre-eminenthigh-prioritysignificantconsequential

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