Synonyms of quintessence in English:


See definition of quintessence


1‘Wemmick's cottage is the quintessence of the Victorian home’


perfect example, exemplar, prototype, stereotype, picture, epitome, embodiment, personification, paragon, ideal

best, cream, elite, flower, jewel, gem, pick, prime, last word, acme of perfection

crème de la crème, beau idéal

2‘they wanted to know how our brains function and thereby discover the quintessence of intelligence’


essence, soul, spirit, ethos, nature, core, heart, centre, crux, nub, nucleus, kernel, marrow, pith, substance, sum and substance

informal nitty-gritty

quiddity, esse