Synonyms for Gist:
n.root, soul, stuff, Gravamen, quintessence, be. •communication (noun)
core, essence, effect, burden.
heart, marrow, sum, kernel, meat, essence, effect, center, nitty-gritty, substance, burden, heart and soul, core, nub, inwardness, pith.
implication, interpretation, denotation, drift, purpose, description, message, meaning, significance, pith, relevance, definition, subject, tenor, upshot, topic, intent, connotation, thrust, point, explanation, indication, crux.
•meaning, essence (noun)
core, meat, kernel, tenor, burden, marrow, thrust, significance, basis, drift, upshot, soul, summary, quintessence, topic, stuff, subject, pith, point, substance, heart.
Gravamen. quintessence, stuff. root. soul. •Other relevant words:
heart, kernel, center, effect, quintessence, core, meat, marrow, soul, nitty-gritty, root, burden, stuff, substance, Gravamen, summary, inwardness, basis, sum, nub, essence, heart and soul, be.