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Word of the Day - crux

How to Pronounce - Crux
How to Pronounce - Crux

Crux – k r ah k s

The most important point of an issue

This is the crux of the matter

Definition noun

a vital, basic, decisive, or pivotal point

a cross.

something that torments by its puzzling nature; a perplexing difficulty.

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Synonyms for crux

essence, heart, core, gist.

Dictionary Entries near crux

Cruveilhier-Baumgarten murmur, Cruveilhier-Baumgarten sign, Cruveilhier-Baumgarten syndrome, Cruveilhier's disease, Cruveilhier's sign, crux, crux ansata, crux of heart, crux of the matter, crux pilorum, Cruyff

First known use

1635–45; <Latin: stake, scaffold, or cross used in executions, torment; figurative senses perhaps <New Latin crux (interpretum) (commentators') torment, a difficult passage in a text; cf. crucial

Word of the Day - crux
Word of the Day - crux

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