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Fundamental

Pronunciation of Fundamental
/fˌʌndəmˈɛntə͡l/, /fˌʌndəmˈɛntə‍l/, /f_ˌʌ_n_d_ə_m_ˈɛ_n_t_əl/

Antonyms for fundamental:

minor, slight, insignificant, auxiliary, peripheral, secondary, trivial, negligible, tentative, unimportant.

Synonyms for fundamental:

Sense 1

natural, stripped-down, constitutive, inbuilt, accurate, original, requirement, fundamentally, unbleached, rudiment.

Sense 2

cornerstone, theorem, element, bread and butter, necessity, untreated.

Sense 3

fundament, ultimate, naturally, axiom, principle, vital.

Sense 4

core, law.

Sense 5

root, universal.

Sense 6

basis.

Sense 8

foundation.

elementary

introductory.

essential

necessary.

generative

seminal.

inborn

congenital.

interior

inner.

natural

native.

primitive

pristine, savage.

all (adjective)

profound.

beginning (adjective)

initial.

bottom (adjective)

underlying, basic, base, foundational, elementary, bottom, lowest.

capital (adjective)

dominant, basic, important.

cardinal (adjective)

pivotal.

central (adjective)

focal, inner.

component (adjective)

elemental.

critical (adjective)

crucial.

deep-rooted (adjective)

ingrained.

earliest (adjective)

primordial.

fundamental (adjective)

cardinal, key, prime, primitive, crucial, significant, constitutional, essential, central, vital, necessary, primordial, organic, basal, first, underlying, foundational, elementary, intrinsic, original, bottom, integral, major, elemental, primary, radical, rudimentary, constitutive.

important (adjective)

serious.

intrinsic (adjective)

deep down, built-in, intrinsic, elemental, implicit, inherent, central, inseparable, unalienable, inwoven, ingrained, component, integral.

pure (adjective)

essential, unblemished, bare, monolithic, blameless, decent, purebred, guiltless, unadorned, unsullied, irreducible, Simon-pure, chaste, uncluttered, clear, austere, plain, elemental, indivisible, pure, foundational, immaculate, white, primary, formative, basic, unadulterated, basal, untarnished, aboriginal, honorable, unalloyed, stark, untainted, innocent, clean, sinless, elementary, nascent, virtuous, faultless, angelic, stainless, undefiled, undiluted, simple, primal, spotless, prime, atomic.

severe (adjective)

curt, precise, puritanical, spartan, obdurate, imperial, hidebound, blunt, chilly, piquant, dry, ascetic, stern, raw, astringent, keen, censorious, bleak, dour, authoritarian, sharp, strict, caustic, inflexible, austere, prudish, brisk, acrimonious, intense, obstinate, harsh, tart, stringent, abrupt, cool, crisp, uncompromising, brusque, correct, relentless, rigorous, acute, rigid, demanding, grim, acerbic, exacting, basic, severe, oppressive, icy, disciplined, unbending, intolerant, cutting, gruff, strait-laced, short, draconian, meticulous, stiff-necked, frosty, lean, stark, spare, critical.

simple (adjective)

primitive.

united (adjective)

irreducible, congruent, intact, coincident, solid, complete, coherent, unified, integral, entire, pure, uniform, indivisible, elemental, homogeneous, united, simple, same, integrated, undivided, cohesive, single, holistic, monolithic, congruous, atomic.

Sense 3 (noun)

ultimate.

Sense 4 (noun)

constitutive.

base (noun)

core, root.

basis (noun)

base.

essential (noun)

necessary.

fundamental (noun)

cardinal, axiom, central, important, constituent, key, basis, law, first harmonic, basic, fundamental frequency, underlying, rudiment, principle, rudimentary, profound, primal, of import, cornerstone, theorem, foundation, significant, component, element.

requirement (noun)

requirement.

rudiment (noun)

rudiment.

composing (verb)

constituent.

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