quintessential | quintessence | quintessentially

Exam frequency

GRE

medium

Banks

high

Civil Services

high

Meaning(s)

a perfect example

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quintessential - typical

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Something ‘quintessential’ is the supreme or most typical example of a particular person or thing. It therefore embodies the very essence of it. This formal word can also be used to describe the most important part or necessary element of something.

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Synonyms archetypal,representative,supreme
Antonyms atypical,ancillary

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  1. Alex is the quintessential entrepreneur. He’s inventive, innovative, and never afraid of taking risks.

  2. Customers are the quintessence of our company, so our entire modus operandi is to keep them satisfied.

  3. The village I visited was quaint, friendly, and surrounded by rolling fields. I thought it to be quintessentially Irish.

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