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epitome

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  1. 1 a short statement of the main points <the golden rule is often cited as the epitome of moral conduct: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”> Synonyms abstract, breviary, brief, capsule, conspectus, digest, encapsulation, summary, inventory, outline, précis, recap, recapitulation, résumé (or resume also resumé), roundup, rundown, run-through, sum, summa, summarization, summing-up, sum-up, synopsis, wrap-upRelated Words abbreviation, abridgment (or abridgement), compend, compendium, condensation, curtailment, shortening; simplification, streamlining; rehash, reprise; conclusion, epilogue (also epilog)Near Antonyms amplification, enlargement, expansion; addendum, supplement

  2. 2 a visible representation of something abstract (as a quality) <the prestigious prep school prides itself on being widely regarded as the epitome of tradition and old-fashioned values> Synonyms abstract, avatar, embodier, embodiment, externalization, genius, icon (also ikon), image, incarnation, incorporation, instantiation, manifestation, objectification, personification, personifierRelated Words actualization, concretization, exemplification, personalization, realization, substantiation; essence, quintessence, soul; archetype, exemplar, model, paradigm, pattern; reincarnation

  3. 3 the most perfect type or example <Mahatma Gandhi is often cited as the epitome of resolute reformer who uses nonviolence to bring about social and political change> Synonyms acme, apotheosis, beau ideal, byword, classic, quintessence, exemplar, ideal, perfectionRelated Words archetype, model, prototype; paradigm, standard; nonpareil, paragon; abstract, avatar, embodier, embodiment, incarnation, incorporation, manifestation, personification; height, last word, meridian, ultimate, zenith; benchmark, criterion, touchstone, yardstick


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