Antonyms for fundamental:
Synonyms for fundamental:
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.
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.
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.
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)
Sense 4 (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.
Usage examples for fundamental:
- She did not appreciate the fundamental difference in the characters of the two men. - "The Second Generation", David Graham Phillips.
- Respect is for the child a fundamental need. - "The Simple Life", Charles Wagner.
- Unknown to the written portions of the constitution, and all but unknown to the ordinary law, party management and party operations are, none the less, of constant and fundamental importance in the actual conduct of government. - "The Governments of Europe", Frederic Austin Ogg.