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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a brief usually trivial fact

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