Quintessence vs Nessness - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between quintessence and nessness

is that quintessence is a thing that is the most perfect example of its type; the most perfect embodiment of something while nessness is (informal) the quintessence of being.

As a verb quintessence

is to reduce to its purest and most concentrated essence.

quintessence

Noun

  • A thing that is the most perfect example of its type; the most perfect embodiment of something.
  • A pure substance.
  • The essence of a thing in its purest and most concentrated form.
  • (alchemy) The fifth alchemical element, or essence, after earth, air, fire, and water
  • (physics) A hypothetical form of dark energy postulated to explain observations of an accelerating universe.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * quintessential * quintessentially

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To reduce to its purest and most concentrated essence.
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    nessness

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (informal) The quintessence of being.