|part of speech:
||that which most perfectly describes or typifies something; essence.
The moment of her child's birth constituted for her the quintessence of happiness.To him, the actresses of the forties were the quintessence of glamor.
- essence, soul, spirit
- similar words:
- apotheosis, sum
||a concentrated and purified form of something.
The lotion contains the quintessence of lavender.
- essence, extract
||the element of which the heavens were composed, according to the ancient Greek and medieval philosophers.
||abstract, basis, core, gist, kernel, type
||quintessential (adj.), quintessentially (adv.)