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Synonyms for fundamental
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fundamental(noun)

    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 harmonic(adj)

    the lowest tone of a harmonic series

    Synonyms:
    fundamental frequency, first harmonic

    Antonyms:
    incident, incidental, unimportant, insignificant

  3. cardinal, central, fundamental, key, primal(adj)

    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, underlying(adj)

    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, profound(adj)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fundamental(a.)

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

  2. fundamental(n.)

    Synonyms:
    leading principle, essential part

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fundamental(a)

    Synonyms:
    basal, elementary, original, essential, radical

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How to use fundamental in a sentence?

  1. Rahm Emanuel:

    Chicago will not let our police officers become political pawns in a debate, chicago will not let our residents have their fundamental rights isolated and violated. And Chicago will never relinquish our status as a welcoming city.

  2. Pope Francis:

    I think both freedom of religion and freedom of expression are both fundamental human rights, everyone has not only the freedom and the right but the obligation to say what Pope Francis thinks for the common good... we have the right to have this freedom openly without offending.

  3. Joachim Gauck:

    Many people will never forget how, in the autumn of 1989, he campaigned for fundamental changes in the GDR, for people to have freedom and for democracy.

  4. Catherine Haddon:

    There is a fundamental question this [ Brexit ] is posing to the UK, about whether its uncodified constitution was doing the job they thought it was, others argue it is not the constitution that's struggling, but politics that are failing.

  5. John Gatt-Rutter:

    The problems of Gaza are multiple and they are very complicated, but they are first and foremost political, it is still the fundamental problem of division.


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