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1. essence

noun. ['ˈɛsəns'] the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience.

Synonyms

  • core
  • centre
  • sum
  • hypostasis
  • nitty-gritty
  • center
  • bare bones
  • heart and soul
  • cognitive content
  • haecceity
  • pith
  • marrow
  • gist
  • meat
  • quiddity
  • nub
  • mental object
  • quintessence
  • substance
  • kernel
  • content
  • inwardness
  • heart

Antonyms

  • loss
  • gain
  • infield
  • peripheral

Etymology

  • essence (French)
  • essentia (Latin)

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Rhymes with Essence

  • convalescence
  • phosphorescence
  • obsolescence
  • luminescence
  • evanescence
  • coalescence
  • adolescence
  • acquiescence
  • senescence

How do you pronounce essence?

Pronounce essence as ˈɛsəns.

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How to spell essence? Is it essensa? Or esencia? Common misspellings are:

  • essensa
  • esencia

Sentences with essence


1. Noun, singular or mass
The essence of a core workout is to engage the core muscles and breathe through the exercise.

Quotes about essence


1. Vulnerability is the essence of romance. It's the art of being uncalculated, the willingness to look foolish, the courage to say, 'This is me, and I'm interested in you enough to show you my flaws with the hope that you may embrace me for all that I am but, more important, all that I am not.'
- Ashton Kutcher

2. The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
- Carl Rogers

3. The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

2. essence

noun. ['ˈɛsəns'] a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor.

Synonyms

  • toilet water
  • patchouly
  • toilet articles
  • patchouli
  • toiletry
  • eau de toilette
  • perfumery
  • potpourri
  • rose water
  • cologne
  • eau de cologne
  • pachouli
  • cologne water

Antonyms

  • conductor
  • unclog
  • unstuff
  • pull

Etymology

  • essence (French)
  • essentia (Latin)

3. essence

noun. ['ˈɛsəns'] the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work.

Synonyms

  • gist
  • import
  • burden
  • core
  • meaning
  • effect
  • signification

Antonyms

  • left
  • belief
  • unbelief
  • approval

Etymology

  • essence (French)
  • essentia (Latin)

4. essence

noun. ['ˈɛsəns'] any substance possessing to a high degree the predominant properties of a plant or drug or other natural product from which it is extracted.

Antonyms

  • activator

Etymology

  • essence (French)
  • essentia (Latin)
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