Synonyms of 'quintessential'
ultimateDictionary, essential, typical
Everybody thinks of him as the quintessential New Yorker.
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Someone or something that is archetypal has all the most important characteristics of a particular kind of person or thing and is a perfect example of it.
Cricket is the archetypal English game.
A definitive book or performance is thought to be the best of its kind that has ever been done or that will ever be done.
It is still the definitive book on the islands.
Thesaurus for quintessential from the Collins English Thesaurus
Quintessential means representing a perfect or typical example of something.