Pronunciation of Quintessence
/kwˈɪntɛsəns/, /kwˈɪntɛsəns/, /k_w_ˈɪ_n_t_ɛ_s_ə_n_s/
Synonyms for quintessence:
Other synonyms and related words:
ethyl ether, Divinyl Ether, Gravamen, pith, spirit, soul, epitome, kernel, aether, nature, vinyl ether, marrow, essentiality, root, nub, essence, heart, gist, texture, meat, being, substance, character, quiddity, diethyl ether, core, ethoxyethane, stuff.
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
essence, core (noun)
Usage examples for quintessence:
- " And Hilda is in that matter the very quintessence of woman. - "Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose", Grant Allen.
- Nothing is known of him after 1461. Of the three prose works which have been attributed to him- there are others of a didactic character in manuscript- the Quinze Joyes du Mariage is extremely brief, but it contains the quintessence of all the satire on that honourable estate which the middle ages had elaborated. - "A Short History of French Literature", George Saintsbury.
- This is the quintessence of life. - "My Tropic Isle", E J Banfield.