Synonyms of 'per se'
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You use essentially to emphasize a quality that someone or something has, and to say that it is their most important or basic quality.
the belief that geniuses are essentially quite different from ordinary people
Thesaurus for per se from the Collins English Thesaurus
Per se means 'by itself' or 'in itself', and is used when you are talking about the qualities of one thing considered on its own, rather than in connection with other things.