Pronunciation of Elementary
/ˌɛlɪmˈɛntəɹi/, /ˌɛlɪmˈɛntəɹi/, /ˌɛ_l_ɪ_m_ˈɛ_n_t_ə_ɹ_i/
Synonyms for elementary:
Other synonyms and related words:
major, applied, paramount, Rudimental, predominant, didactic, substantially, necessary, mindless, effortless, chief, remedial, formal, round-eyed, graduate, specialist, unsubdivided, soft, easy, pedagogical, ultimate, overwhelming, real, curricular, professorial, grand, academic, self-educated, intensive, liberal, scholarly, main, primitive, top, natural, undemanding, premier, overriding, comfortable, instructional, principal, substantive, tractable, ease, trouble-free, first, original, radical, progressive, preponderant, rudimentary, well-rounded, synchronic, convenient, unproblematic.
irreducible, stark, sinless, virtuous, decent, honorable, faultless, primary, chaste, unalloyed, spotless, essential, innocent, unblemished, pure, nascent, stainless, guiltless, blameless, clean, simple, monolithic, elemental, prime, undefiled, primal, purebred, fundamental, formative, plain, undiluted, atomic, unsullied, austere, foundational, bare, basic, unadulterated, indivisible, uncluttered, untarnished, white, Simon-pure, untainted, unadorned, clear, aboriginal, immaculate, basal, angelic.
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Usage examples for elementary:
- It is a very ingenious device- a marvel until one sees a modern printing press; then the typewriter seems a child's toy, a very elementary thing indeed." - "Paul and the Printing Press", Sara Ware Bassett.
- She was going to live like the poor and among them, smooth away their sorrows and increase their joys, give them, as it were, a cheery arm along the rough path of poverty, and in doing it get down herself out of the clouds to the very soil, to the very beginnings and solid elementary facts of life. - "The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight", Elizabeth von Arnim.
- An elementary book adapted for Lower Forms to accompany the shorter Latin primer. - "Evolution", Frank B. Jevons.