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Synonyms for rudimentary
ˌru dəˈmɛn tə ri, -tri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

    fundamental, key, vestigial, profound, inherent, cardinal, underlying, central, implicit in(p), primal

    developed, incident, complete, incidental

  2. rudimentary(adj)

    being in the earliest stages of development

    "rudimentary plans"

    vestigial, fundamental, underlying

    incidental, incident, developed, complete

  3. vestigial, rudimentary(adj)

    not fully developed in mature animals

    "rudimentary wings"

    vestigial, fundamental, underlying

    complete, incident, incidental, developed

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rudimentary(a.)


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rudimentary(n)

    rudimental, elementary, initial, embryonic, embryo

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "rudimentary":

    austere, low-tech, primitive, crude, rustic, basic, rough, elementary

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  1. Joe Stork:

    While the coalition may have sophisticated weaponry and U.S. support, its commitment to the laws of war is rudimentary at best.

  2. Joe Walsh:

    The intensive three-week Kinderguardian course introduces specially selected children from 12 to4 years old to pistols, rifles, semiautomatics and a rudimentary knowledge of mortars, in less than a month —less than a month— a first-grader can become a first grenade-er.

  3. Peter S. Jennison:

    The poor and the affluent are not communicating because they do not have the same words. When we talk of the millions who are culturally deprived, we refer not to those who do not have access to good libraries and bookstores, or to museums and centers for the performing arts, but those deprived of the words with which everything else is built, the words that opens doors. Children without words are licked before they start. The legion of the young wordless in urban and rural slums, eight to ten years old, do not know the meaning of hundreds of words which most middle-class people assume to be familiar to much younger children. Most of them have never seen their parents read a book or a magazine, or heard words used in other than rudimentary ways related to physical needs and functions. Thus is cultural fallout caused, the vicious circle of ignorance and poverty reinforced and perpetuated. Children deprived of words become school dropouts; dropouts deprived of hope behave delinquently. Amateur censors blame delinquency on reading immoral books and magazines, when in fact, the inability to read anything is the basic trouble.

  4. Judge Judy Sheindlin:

    The fact that Richard Lawrence is complaining about my salary is actually hilarious, i met Mr. Lawrence for 2 hours some 21years ago. Neither I nor anyone involved in the day-to-day production of my program has heard from him in 20 years. Not a card, not a gift, not a flower, not a congratulations. Yet he has somehow received over $17,000,000 from my program. My rudimentary math translates that into $8,500,000 an hour for Mr. Lawrence. Not a bad payday. Now complaining about not getting enough money, that’s real chutzpah!

  5. Eric Hoffer:

    The Paleolithic hunters who painted the unsurpassed animal murals on the ceiling of the cave at Altamira had only rudimentary tools. Art is older than production for use, and play older than work. Man was shaped less by what he had to do than by what he did in playful moments. It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities.

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  • základníCzech
  • elementar, rudimentärGerman
  • βασικός, υποτυπώδης, στοιχειώδηςGreek
  • rudimentario, elemental, rudimentalSpanish
  • ابتداییPersian
  • alkeis-, alkeellinen, alustava, puutteellinen, perus-, auttava, rudimentaarinenFinnish
  • rudimentaireFrench
  • bunneydaghManx
  • मौलिकHindi
  • ראשוניHebrew
  • 基本的なJapanese
  • rudimentairDutch
  • rudimentærNorwegian
  • podstawowy, elementarny, minimalny, ograniczonyPolish
  • rudimentarPortuguese
  • элемента́рный, рудимента́рный, зача́точныйRussian
  • ابتدائیUrdu
  • רודאַמענטעריYiddish
  • 起码Chinese

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