Synonyms of quintessence in English:

quintessence


See definition of quintessence

noun

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

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

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

informal nitty-gritty

quiddity, esse