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crux

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of crux

  1. the central part or aspect of something under consideration <the crux of the problem is that the school's current budget is totally inadequate> Synonyms bottom line, bull's-eye, centerpiece, core, essence, gist, heart, kernel, keynote, meat, meat and potatoes, net, nub, nubbin, nucleus, pith, pivot, point, root, sum Related Words course, direction, drift, tenor; body, content, substance; hypothesis, proposition, purport, subject, theme, thesis Phrases sum and substance, the long and short (or the long and the short)





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