What does "essence" mean? Can you put in an example?

What is "essence of someone/something"?

Like "essence of my dad"?

3 Answers

  • Bill B
    Lv 6
    5 months ago
    Best answer

    Essence means "the very nature of something that defines what it is"

    "The essence of my dad is humility (or humor or arrogance or gluttony, etc.)"

  • RP
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    It means the core, crux, heart, root, or real (whatever) of the person, idea, etc. For example, the essence of the abortion issue is whether those who are not wealthy will be able to get the care they deserve.

  • 5 months ago

    Essence implies "importance",I think.

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