Synonyms for essence

Synonyms for (noun) essence

Synonyms: perfume, essence

Definition: a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor

Similar words: toilet articles, toiletry

Definition: artifacts used in making your toilet (washing and taking care of your body)


Synonyms: gist, heart, heart and soul, nub, nitty-gritty, essence, core, centre, center, pith, meat, inwardness, kernel, marrow, substance, sum

Definition: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

Usage: the gist of the prosecutor's argument; the heart and soul of the Republican Party; the nub of the story

Similar words: mental object, content, cognitive content

Definition: the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned


Synonyms: core, effect, gist, essence, burden

Definition: the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

Similar words: significance, signification, meaning, import

Definition: the message that is intended or expressed or signified

Usage: what is the meaning of this sentence; the significance of a red traffic light; the signification of Chinese characters; the import of his announcement was ambiguous


Synonyms: essence

Definition: any substance possessing to a high degree the predominant properties of a plant or drug or other natural product from which it is extracted

Similar words: substance

Definition: the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists

Usage: DNA is the substance of our genes