the crux

Definition of the crux

  1. :  the most important part of something (such as a problem, issue, puzzle, etc.) —usually + of The crux of the matter is that people are afraid of change. It's taken a while to get to the crux of the problem, but I think I finally understand it.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a puzzling or difficult problem :  an unsolved question

    :  an essential point requiring resolution or resolving an outcome

    :  a main or central feature (as of an argument)

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to criticize severely

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