1. essentially

adverb. ['ɛˈsɛnʃəli, iːˈsɛnʃəli'] in essence; at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature.


  • basically


  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • essential (English)
  • essentialis (Latin)

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Rhymes with Essentially

  • presidentially
  • exponentially
  • confidentially
  • preferentially
  • potentially
  • eventually

Sentences with essentially

1. Adverb
The lowest density or softest woods are essentially a waste of time to try to burn.

Quotes about essentially

1. Our ability to find humor in the world, to make connections between previously unconnected notions, to create new ideas, to share in a common culture: All these essentially human acts depend on memory.
- Joshua Foer

2. The humor is essentially dark for a cartoon and sophisticated. But at the same time, being a cartoon gives the writers more freedom than in a normal sitcom. It always pushes the line that, despite human failings, the Simpsons are really decent people.
- Dan Castellaneta

3. I shall endeavour still further to prosecute this inquiry, an inquiry I trust not merely speculative, but of sufficient moment to inspire the pleasing hope of its becoming essentially beneficial to mankind.
- Edward Jenner