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Meaning & Definition of Gist in English

English

Gist

/ʤɪst/

noun

1. The central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

    synonym:
  • effect
  • ,
  • essence
  • ,
  • burden
  • ,
  • core
  • ,
  • gist

2. The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

  • "The gist of the prosecutor's argument"
  • "The heart and soul of the republican party"
  • "The nub of the story"
    synonym:
  • kernel
  • ,
  • substance
  • ,
  • core
  • ,
  • center
  • ,
  • centre
  • ,
  • essence
  • ,
  • gist
  • ,
  • heart
  • ,
  • heart and soul
  • ,
  • inwardness
  • ,
  • marrow
  • ,
  • meat
  • ,
  • nub
  • ,
  • pith
  • ,
  • sum
  • ,
  • nitty-gritty

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Advanced learners of a language would usually get the gist but not the quirks.