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essentially Explained

essentially at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[ı'senʃəlı]

essentially at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W3S2 adv used when stating the most basic facts about something// basically// --Ballet is essentially a middle-class interest.// --Suicide rates have remained essentially unchanged.// [sentence adverb] // --Essentially, we are talking about the cold war period.//

essentially at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

58 Moby Thesaurus words for "essentially":
a outrance, absolutely, actually, all but, all in all, all out,
almost entirely, approximately, as good as, as much as, at bottom,
at heart, at the core, au fond, basically, beyond all bounds,
beyond compare, beyond comparison, beyond measure, by and large,
chiefly, completely, dead, downright, effectually, extremely,
flat out, fundamentally, immeasurably, in essence, in itself,
in substance, in the extreme, in the main, incalculably,
indefinitely, infinitely, mainly, materially, most, mostly,
on balance, on the whole, per se, perfectly, practically,
primarily, purely, radically, really, substantially, totally,
unconditionally, unequivocally, utterly, virtually, well-nigh,
with a vengeance

essentially at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADV] (Substantiality): substantially, bodily, essentially.

[ADV] (Greatness): {in a positive degree}: decidedly, unequivocally, purely, absolutely, seriously, essentially, fundamentally, radically, downright, in all conscience, for the most part, in the main.

essentially at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adverb
when you think about the true, important or basic nature of sb/sth
SYN BASICALLY, FUNDAMENTALLY:
There are three essentially different ways of tackling the problem. * The pattern is essentially the same in all cases. * Essentially, what we are suggesting is that the firm needs to change. * He was, essentially, a teacher, not a manager. * The article was essentially concerned with her relationship with her parents (= it dealt with other things, but this was the most important).

essentially at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adverb
when you think about the true, important or basic nature of sb/sth
SYN BASICALLY, FUNDAMENTALLY:
There are three essentially different ways of tackling the problem. * The pattern is essentially the same in all cases. * Essentially, what we are suggesting is that the firm needs to change. * He was, essentially, a teacher, not a manager. * The article was essentially concerned with her relationship with her parents (= it dealt with other things, but this was the most important).

essentially at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

essentially
adv : at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature; "He is basically
dishonest"; "the argument was essentially a technical
one"; "for all his bluster he is in essence a shy
person" [syn: {basically}, {fundamentally}, {in essence},
{au fond}]

essentially at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

Inter: suffix » essential|ly

Adverb

Inter: en-ad » v
  • in an essential manner; in essence.

    Synonyms

    * actually, at bottom, at heart, basically, centrally, characteristically, factually, fundamentally, in essence, in the main, inherently, intrinsically, naturally, substantially

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » essentially
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|essentieel
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|esence
    • Finnish: pohjimmiltaan, sisimmältään, perimmältään, periaatteessa


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|essentiellement
  • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|essenzjalment
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|esencialmente

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:English modal adverbs -
    Category: Category:English hedges -
    Translation: et » essentially
    Translation: es » essentially
    Translation: fr » essentially
    Translation: ko » essentially
    Translation: io » essentially
    Translation: hu » essentially
    Translation: ml » essentially
    Translation: my » essentially
    Translation: ps » essentially
    Translation: pl » essentially
    Translation: fi » essentially
    Translation: sv » essentially
    Translation: te » essentially
    Translation: vi » essentially
    Translation: zh » essentially