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Synonyms for fundamentalˌfʌn dəˈmɛn tl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fundamental(noun)

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

    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, fundamental

    Antonyms:
    incident, incidental, unimportant, insignificant

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

    serving as an essential component

    Synonyms:
    fundamental, 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

    Synonyms:
    fundamental, 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

    Synonyms:
    fundamental, 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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fundamental(a.)

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

  2. fundamental(n.)

    Synonyms:
    leading principle, essential part


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