Synonyms of core in English:

core


See definition of core

noun

1‘they plan to harness the heat from the earth's core’

SYNONYMS

centre, interior, middle, nucleus, bosom

recesses, bowels, depths

informal innards

literary midst

2‘this new paper goes to the core of the argument’

SYNONYMS

heart, nucleus, nub, hub, kernel, marrow, meat

essence, quintessence, crux, gist, pith, substance, sum and substance, body, basis

bedrock, cornerstone, linchpin, mainspring, foundation, root, base, underpinning

fundamentals, essentials, basic principles, main ingredients

heart of the matter

informal nitty-gritty, brass tacks, nuts and bolts, ABC, basics


adjective

1‘the core issue here is that of urban poverty’

SYNONYMS

central, key, basic, fundamental, elemental, principal, primary, main, chief, crucial, vital, essential

informal number-one

ANTONYMS

peripheral, minor