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pith

[ pith ]SEE DEFINITION OF pith

Synonyms for pith

  • center
  • crux
  • embodiment
  • essence
  • fiber
  • force
  • gist
  • heart
  • importance
  • marrow
  • meat
  • medulla
  • nucleus
  • pulp
  • significance
  • soul
  • strength
  • substance
  • vigor
  • corey
  • sum and substance
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Antonyms for pith

  • enervation
  • exterior
  • exteriority
  • insignificance
  • lethargy
  • outside
  • periphery
  • weakness
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PITH

His conversation when he does not fly off at a tangent is full of pith and idea.

I had the pith of it all, though I saw the true light—but I was not worthy.

It is the pith and marrow of every substance, every relation, and every process.

I now send you is, as regards thought or pith, as good as any of them.

This too is in the form of dialogue, but the argument of the story is in its pith as follows.

This sentence with which he closed contains the pith of the entire letter.

These wicks of pith he sold about the town in small penny bundles.

Raeburn smiled and penciled a word or two on the letter the pith of a stinging reply.

The toasts presented at dessert were distinguished for pith and cordiality.

The sago is separated from the fibres in the pith by the aid of water.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English piþa "pith of plants," also "essential part," from West Germanic *pithan- (cf. Middle Dutch pitte, Dutch pit, East Frisian pit), a Low German root of uncertain origin. Figurative sense was in Old English. Pith helmet (1889, earlier pith hat, 1884) so called because it is made from the dried pith of the Bengal spongewood.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PITH

bodies

nounmain part of written work
  • argument
  • burden
  • core
  • discourse
  • dissertation
  • evidence
  • exposition
  • gist
  • heart
  • material
  • meat
  • pith
  • sense
  • substance
  • text
  • thesis
  • treatise
  • upshot

center

nounmiddle point
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