Synonyms and Antonyms of epitome
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 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 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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