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1. gist

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

Synonyms

  • import
  • burden
  • core
  • meaning
  • essence
  • effect
  • signification

Antonyms

  • loss
  • gain
  • infield
  • peripheral

Etymology

  • gist (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Gist

  • preexist
  • reminisced
  • coexist
  • subsist
  • dismissed
  • consist
  • baptiste
  • resist
  • persist
  • insist
  • exist
  • enlist
  • desist
  • delist
  • twist
  • tryst
  • quist
  • krist
  • grist
  • ghrist
  • frist
  • crist
  • chryst
  • assist
  • wrist
  • wist
  • vist
  • schist
  • rist
  • pissed

How do you pronounce gist?

Pronounce gist as ʤɪst.

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Example sentences of the word gist


1. Noun, singular or mass
The gist of this dish is that it has seven layers.

Quotes containing the word gist


1. Everything stated or expressed by man is a note in the margin of a completely erased text. From what's in the note we can extract the gist of what must have been in the text, but there's always a doubt, and the possible meanings are many.
- Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

2. gist

noun. ['ˈdʒɪst'] 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
  • meat
  • quiddity
  • nub
  • mental object
  • quintessence
  • substance
  • kernel
  • content
  • inwardness
  • essence
  • heart

Antonyms

  • conductor
  • unclog
  • unstuff
  • pull

Etymology

  • gist (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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