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Synonyms for fundamental
ˌfʌn dəˈmɛn tlfun·da·men·tal

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fundamental

    The widely divergent senses in which the word radical is used, by which it can be at some time interchanged with any word in the above list, are all formed upon the one primary sense of having to do with or proceeding from the root (Latin radix); a radical difference is one that springs from the root, and is thus constitutional, essential, fundamental, organic, original; a radical change is one that does not stop at the surface, but reaches down to the very root, and is entire, thorough, total; since the majority find superficial treatment of any matter the easiest and most comfortable, radical measures, which strike at the root of evil or need, are apt to be looked upon as extreme.

    Synonyms:
    complete, constitutional, entire, essential, extreme, ingrained, innate, native, natural, organic, original, perfect, positive, primitive, radical, thorough, thoroughgoing, total

    Antonyms:
    conservative, inadequate, incomplete, moderate, palliative, partial, slight, superficial, tentative, trial

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fundamental

    Synonyms:
    primary, important, indispensable, essential

    Antonyms:
    secondary, unimportant, adventitious, ascititious, nonessential

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. fundamentalnoun

    any factor that could be considered important to the understanding of a particular business

    "fundamentals include a company's growth, revenues, earnings, management, and capital structure"

    Synonyms:
    fundamental frequency, first harmonic

    Antonyms:
    unimportant, insignificant, incident, incidental

  2. fundamental, fundamental frequency, first harmonicadjective

    the lowest tone of a harmonic series

    Synonyms:
    fundamental frequency, first harmonic

    Antonyms:
    incident, incidental, unimportant, insignificant

  3. cardinal, central, fundamental, key, primaladjective

    serving as an essential component

    "a cardinal rule"; "the central cause of the problem"; "an example that was fundamental to the argument"; "computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure"

    Synonyms:
    primeval, primordial, key, profound, cardinal, underlying, central, rudimentary, aboriginal, primaeval, primal

    Antonyms:
    incident, unimportant, incidental, insignificant

  4. fundamental, rudimentary, underlyingadjective

    being or involving basic facts or principles

    "the fundamental laws of the universe"; "a fundamental incomatibility between them"; "these rudimentary truths"; "underlying principles"

    Synonyms:
    key, vestigial, profound, inherent, cardinal, underlying, central, rudimentary, implicit in(p), primal

    Antonyms:
    unimportant, incident, insignificant, incidental

  5. fundamental, profoundadjective

    far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something

    "the fundamental revolution in human values that has occurred"; "the book underwent fundamental changes"; "committed the fundamental error of confusing spending with extravagance"; "profound social changes"

    Synonyms:
    heavy, unfathomed, key, wakeless, profound, cardinal, unplumbed, underlying, central, rudimentary, sound, unsounded, primal

    Antonyms:
    unimportant, insignificant, incidental, incident

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fundamentaladjective

    Synonyms:
    essential, primary, important, indispensable, radical, constitutional, organic

  2. fundamentalnoun

    Synonyms:
    leading principle, essential part

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fundamentaladjective

    Synonyms:
    basal, elementary, original, essential, radical

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How to use fundamental in a sentence?

  1. Albert Schweitzer:

    Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.

  2. Mark Okada:

    I think that credit has been properly pricing in both liquidity and fundamental risk and equities have been late to the party, and I think that this is going to be a theme for 2016.

  3. Jair Bolsonaro:

    Other fundamental values for Brazilian society, reflected in the human rights agenda, are the defense of the family, the right to life from conception, self-defense and the repudiation of gender ideology.

  4. Jesus Christ:

    Why am I here?Why is there something instead of nothing ? Thats the most fundamental question of all.

  5. Paul Ryan:

    This party does not prey on people’s prejudices, we believe all people are created equal in the eyes of God and our government. This is fundamental. And if someone wants to be our nominee, they must understand this.


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