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Synonyms for basically
ˈbeɪ sɪk liba·si·cal·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. basically, fundamentally, essentiallyadverb

    in essence; at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature

    "He is basically dishonest"; "the argument was essentially a technical one"; "for all his bluster he is in essence a shy person"

    Synonyms:
    fundamentally, essentially

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#4428fundamental
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How to use basically in a sentence?

  1. Rusty Hotchkiss:

    She basically crawled from where she was injured down to a creek, it took her about two days to do that. And then she was able to drink from the creek with the water filter to stay alive.

  2. Trevor Logan:

    This [ wearing a mask ] seems like a reasonable response unless you just sort of take American society out of it, when you can't do that, you're basically telling people to look dangerous given racial stereotypes that are out there.

  3. Barack Obama:

    If you send police officers into those situations where the drug trade is the primary economy and you say to them basically your job is to contain that and arrest kids and put them in jail when those police officers know [it's not going to fix things], then it's not surprising you end up with a situation of enormous tension between those communities and those police officers.

  4. Paul Keenan:

    As far as his masculinity goes, trying to prove that he's a man basically by doing this act, he tried to live on his own at one point, failed to do that, moved back into his house.

  5. Ibram Kendi:

    Our kids are basically functioning on racist ideas, choosing who to play with based on the kid’s skin color.


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