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ESSENTIALLY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does essentially mean? 

ESSENTIALLY (adverb)
  The adverb ESSENTIALLY has 1 sense:

1. at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature

  Familiarity information: ESSENTIALLY used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ESSENTIALLY (adverb)


Sense 1essentially [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

At bottom or by one's (or its) very nature

Synonyms:

au fond; basically; essentially; fundamentally; in essence

Context examples:

He is basically dishonest / the argument was essentially a technical one / for all his bluster he is in essence a shy person

Pertainym:

essential (basic and fundamental)


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