Synonyms of essence
1 fundamental nature • Some claim that Ireland's very essence is expressed through its language.
being • The music seemed to touch his very being.
life • He's sucked the life out of her.
meaning • I became more aware of the symbols and their meanings.
heart • The heart of the problem is supply and demand.
spirit • the real spirit of the Labour movement
soul • Such memories stirred in his soul.
core • He has the ability to get straight to the core of a problem.
substance • The substance of his discussions doesn't really matter.
entity • key periods of national or cultural entity and development
kernel • the kernel of his message
crux • He said the crux of the matter was economic policy.
lifeblood • Coal and steel were the region's lifeblood.
quintessence • the quintessence of civilized culture
PHRASE:▷ in essence
IDIOM:▷ of the essence
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• The music seemed to touch his very being.
coreThe core of something such as a problem or an issue is the part of it that has to be understood or accepted before the whole thing can be understood or dealt with.
• He has the ability to get straight to the core of a problem.
cruxThe crux of a problem or argument is the most important or difficult part of it which affects everything else.
• He said the crux of the matter was economic policy.
Thesaurus for essence from the Collins English Thesaurus
the characteristic or intrinsic feature of a thing, which determines its identity; fundamental nature