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One entry found for quintessence.
Entry Word: quintessence
Function: noun
Text: 1 the most perfect type or example <the Parthenon in Greece was considered the quintessence of the perfectly proportioned building>
Synonyms beau ideal, classic, epitome, exemplar, ideal, perfection
Related Words archetype, model, prototype; paradigm, standard; nonpareil, paragon; embodiment, incarnation, personification; acme, height, last word, ultimate, zenith
2 the quality or qualities that make a thing what it is <a selfless desire to help others is the quintessence of the virtue of charity> -- see ESSENCE