Definition of quintessential adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

quintessential

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌkwɪntɪˈsenʃl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkwɪntɪˈsenʃl//
 
(formal)
 
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representing the perfect example of something He was the quintessential tough guy.