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- 1. quibble, quiddity, cavil, evasion, equivocation
- usage: an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
- 2. quiddity, haecceity, kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty
- usage: the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other
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See also: quiddity (Dictionary)