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Synonyms for gist

Synonyms for (noun) gist

Synonyms: gist, heart, heart and soul, nub, nitty-gritty, essence, core, centre, center, pith, meat, inwardness, kernel, marrow, substance, sum Definition: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience Usage: the gist of the prosecutor's argument; the heart and soul of the Republican Party; the nub of the story

Similar words: mental object, content, cognitive content Definition: the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

Synonyms: core, effect, gist, essence, burden Definition: the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

Similar words: significance, signification, meaning, import Definition: the message that is intended or expressed or signified Usage: what is the meaning of this sentence; the significance of a red traffic light; the signification of Chinese characters; the import of his announcement was ambiguous