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Synonyms for essence
ˈɛs ənsessence

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.2 / 5 votes

  1. essencenoun

    Synonyms:
    being, nature, substance

    Antonyms:
    attribute, attribute, property, quality

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. essence

    Synonyms:
    being, life, entity, nature, substance

    Antonyms:
    accident, property, additament, garb, clothing, surroundings

Princeton's WordNet3.7 / 3 votes

  1. kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-grittynoun

    the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

    "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"

    Synonyms:
    affection, summation, warmness, sum of money, sum total, means, affectionateness, substance, center of attention, center field, content, nucleus, plaza, meaning, meat, bone marrow, centre, burden, stub, center, tenderness, snapper, core, totality, marrow, heart and soul, sum, fondness, total, nerve, core group, internality, marrow squash, nerve center, shopping center, aggregate, nub, join, kernel, nitty-gritty, union, spirit, centerfield, gist, warmheartedness, nerve centre, inwardness, centre of attention, pith, heart, shopping mall, nubble, bosom, mall, ticker, message, pump, magnetic core, effect, mettle, shopping centre, perfume, spunk, philia, subject matter, amount of money, midpoint, vegetable marrow, eye, amount, middle

  2. essencenoun

    any substance possessing to a high degree the predominant properties of a plant or drug or other natural product from which it is extracted

    Synonyms:
    nitty-gritty, meat, core, inwardness, sum, gist, heart and soul, effect, substance, nub, center, burden, centre, kernel, heart, perfume, marrow, pith

  3. effect, essence, burden, core, gistnoun

    the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

    Synonyms:
    substance, loading, perfume, meat, centre, burden, center, consequence, core, marrow, load, sum, impression, event, heart and soul, core group, upshot, effect, nub, kernel, nitty-gritty, gist, inwardness, pith, heart, nucleus, onus, magnetic core, outcome, encumbrance, issue, force, incumbrance, result

  4. perfume, essencenoun

    a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor

    Synonyms:
    nitty-gritty, meat, core, sum, gist, heart and soul, effect, substance, nub, center, burden, inwardness, kernel, fragrance, aroma, heart, perfume, scent, centre, marrow, pith

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Dictionary of English Synonymes1.0 / 1 vote

  1. essencenoun

    Synonyms:
    nature, substance, quintessence, essential part

  2. essencenoun

    Synonyms:
    extract, volatile part, rectified portion

  3. essencenoun

    Synonyms:
    odor, perfume, scent

  4. essencenoun

    Synonyms:
    being, existence, entity

  5. essenceverb

    Synonyms:
    perfume, scent, odor

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD0.0 / 0 votes

  1. ESSENCE

    Synonyms:
    Efficacy & Safety of Subcutaneous Enoxaparin in Non-Q-wave Coronary Events

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How to use essence in a sentence?

  1. Victor Borge:

    The essence of a general's job is to assist in developing a clear sense of purpose . to keep the junk from getting in the way of important things.

  2. James Anthony Froude:

    The essence of greatness is neglect of the self.

  3. George S. Patton:

    Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.

  4. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan:

    I think if there is a party that needs to apologize, it is not us, those who violated our airspace are the ones who need to apologize. Our pilots and our armed forces, they simply fulfilled their duties, which consisted of responding to ... violations of the rules of engagement. I think this is the essence.

  5. Kelvin Cochran:

    The essence of the Christian faith is a love without condition, sir, i have demonstrated that love in the fire service for 34 years. There’s not any person of any people group that has interacted with me for any measure of time that can say I have hate or disregard or discrimination in my heart for any people group.


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