What is the opposite of essence?

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Opposite of the intrinsic nature or quality of something, especially abstract, which determines its character
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Opposite of an extract or concentrate obtained from a plant or other organic matter
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Opposite of the central aspect of something an argument or consideration
“As a sidenote, I want to mention that this is no contradiction to McLuhan's famous statement.”
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Opposite of possession of a similar meaning through paraphrasing
“He was accused of saying some vile things but a recording proved his words to have actually been to the contrary.”
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(usually used in plural form "essentials") Opposite of a fundamental element or characteristic
“Frankly, I find the minutia of everyday life much more interesting than the glaring important life-changing events that shape our lives.”
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Opposite of the principal aspect or dimension of something
“This distinction remains on the surface of the problem and does not contribute much to an understanding of the differences in the social development of feebleminded individuals.”
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Opposite of by which something is made or how it is supposed to work
“It was by some random luck that we were able to find each other again after twenty odd years.”
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Opposite of an attribute of a thing or person
“Entrepreneurs were seen as chancers, but the stigma of setting up a business and risking failure has lessened.”
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Opposite of the vital part or essence of something
“Welfare is no longer an auxiliary to the ongoing economic life of the people but has become almost their total economic existence.”
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Opposite of the object or goal of something
“Warnings on cigarette packets serve as a deterrent to would-be smokers.”
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Opposite of a person or thing that is a perfect example of a particular quality or type
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Opposite of the nature or essence of a person
“His body can no longer endure the rigors of this brutal sport.”
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Opposite of the core or basis for something
“Briefly, the initially adsorbed liposomes seemed to collapse from the outer periphery toward the center of the liposome.”
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Opposite of a person or thing exemplifying the ideal or defining characteristics of something
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Opposite of a general description or plan showing the essential features of something but without the detail
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Opposite of a brief statement or account of the main points of something
“She is a master of exposition and description, with a ready ear for a telling anecdote.”
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Opposite of implied or explicit significance
“The flippancy of his statement says much about the insignificance of the matter to him.”
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Opposite of one who, or that which, seasons or gives a relish
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Opposite of the state or quality of being or existence
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Opposite of entire perspective
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A brief summary, as of a book or a presentation
“The report provides an overview of the current industry trends.”
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Opposite of the principal purpose or theme of a course of action or line of reasoning
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Opposite of the main theme or gist of a speech, book, or argument
“A major subtheme of the book is the feud between Generals Philip Schuyler and Horatio Gates.”
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Opposite of a concentrated form of a substance
“Some of this material may not be preferentially mineable and would therefore act as a dilutant.”
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Opposite of a tangible or visible form of an idea, quality, or feeling
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Opposite of general or basic truths, concepts or ideas
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Opposite of continued survival
“A true determination of the nonexistence of extraterrestrial civilizations will not come from speculative statistical arguments but from biological research.”
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Opposite of a thick liquid or semi-solid cosmetic or medical preparation applied to the skin
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Opposite of something or someone that serves as a pattern of behavior to be imitated
“As a franchise consultant, he was a great advocate of the proven systems and processes established by McDonald's.”
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Opposite of a concentrated essence
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Opposite of a specific meaning
“Even more interestingly for consideration of this text's structure, Ames stresses the particular quality of this phrase's polysemy.”
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Opposite of a feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing that serves to identify them
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Opposite of a foundation or starting point for further work
“There is a branch of science that has been developed or is developing to study every species of creation.”
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Opposite of the material dealt with in a speech, performance or work
“By way of digression and as an aside, here's a little anecdote from education.”
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Opposite of a summary of the contents of a book, article, or speech
“The defendant was required to provide the contents of the email in its entirety.”
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Opposite of taste perceived in food or liquid in the mouth
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Opposite of a meaning of a word or phrase that is suggested or implied, as opposed to a denotation, or literal meaning
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Opposite of a pharmaceutical or pharmacological preparation or product
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Opposite of the way in which a person lives
“I had to make a split with my old way of life as it was proving to be detrimental to my life.”
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Opposite of something which is required for a given purpose
“I’ll set aside some money each week, and every nonnecessity I buy will come out of that.”
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Opposite of an unique or unusual quirk or mannerism
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Opposite of a standard for others to follow
“You have been a terrible captain, and we hope the other players do not follow your bad example.”
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