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

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  1. fundamental

    Synonyms:
    primary, important, indispensable, essential

    Antonyms:
    secondary, unimportant, adventitious, ascititious, nonessential

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. fundamentaladjective

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

  2. fundamentalnoun

    Synonyms:
    leading principle, essential part

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fundamentaladjective

    Synonyms:
    basal, elementary, original, essential, radical

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How to use fundamental in a sentence?

  1. Ban Ki-moon:

    “The international community cannot accept that whole communities are marginalized because of the color of their skin. People of African descent are among those most affected by racism. Too often, they face denial of basic rights such as access to quality health services and education. Such fundamental wrongs have a long and terrible history.”

  2. Bertrand Russell:

    The fundamental defect of fathers is that they want their children to be a credit to them.

  3. Mike Donilon:

    He has a strong sort of fundamental belief of what's at stake, and that these choices we're going to make, they're going to change a lot of people's lives in the long term -- or at least have the potential to, he thinks it's well worth the effort.

  4. Unicredit Chief Economist Andreas Rees:

    The latest data do not herald a fundamental turnaround in the German economy. It is a bump in the road and nothing more as flagged by robust business sentiment recently.

  5. Bernstein Securities analyst Paul Gait:

    Most mining companies like diamonds, the basic reason why they've not been able to get bigger diamond positions speaks to the fundamental attractiveness of the industry.


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