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pith (noun) essential and the most important part of something 2 the soft white substance under the skin of oranges and some other fruits.

The pith of an argument is the most important part of an argument. The pith of an essay is the central point or the substance of the essay. The pith of an issue is the point about which there is a problem or a debate. The pith of fruits like the orange is the white substance under the skin of the fruit.

  • The pith of the wild life conservationistís whole argument was that more funds should be allotted for wild life preservation and more severe action should be taken against poachers.
  • The pith of the issue between India and Pakistan is the support of Pakistan to terrorists targeting India. This is central to the building up of friendly relations between the two countries.
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