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