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[ bey-sik ]SEE DEFINITION OF basic

Synonyms for basic

  • elemental
  • essential
  • key
  • main
  • necessary
  • primary
  • primitive
  • underlying
  • vital
  • capital
  • central
  • chief
  • principal
  • radical
  • basal
  • indispensable
  • inherent
  • intrinsic
  • substratal
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Antonyms for basic

  • auxiliary
  • inessential
  • insignificant
  • minor
  • nonessential
  • secondary
  • unimportant
  • unnecessary
  • extra
  • additional
  • outside
  • peripheral
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BASIC

The Metanoia, the re-directing of my thought, was a thorough and basic change.

Make as much out of this as you will, but the basic fact is incontestible.

The basic fact of the tale I had in my possession for a good many years.

It was contentment, and it stemmed from the basic emotion love.

The mastery of an art—be it what you like—does but consist in the comprehension of its basic law.

This help was basic to the demographic portion of this study.

"There is a basic problem and it can now be clearly stated," Rebecca said.

This is the basic reason why psychiatrists are in short supply.

The basic premise of the Ids is asceticism and there never was any strength in that idea.

It would also permit the President to raise the basic rate from 20% to 25%.

WORD ORIGIN

1832, originally in chemistry, from base (n.) + -ic.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BASIC

bare

adjectivesimple, unadorned
  • austere
  • bald
  • basic
  • blunt
  • chaste
  • cold
  • essential
  • hard
  • literal
  • meager
  • mere
  • modest
  • scant
  • severe
  • sheer
  • simple
  • spare
  • stark
  • unembellished
  • unornamented
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