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1. basic

adjective. ['ˈbeɪsɪk'] pertaining to or constituting a base or basis.

Synonyms

  • fundamental
  • elementary
  • underlying
  • rudimentary
  • primary
  • grassroots
  • radical
  • basal
  • elemental

Antonyms

  • legitimate
  • right
  • superior
  • unimportant

Etymology

  • -ic (English)
  • -ique (French)
  • base (English)
  • bas (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Basic

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Example sentences of the word basic


1. Adjective
Perform the basic bounce by stepping into the middle of the trampoline.

Quotes containing the word basic


1. Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
- Joseph Addison

2. The love of liberty and the sense of human dignity are the basic elements of the Anarchist creed.
- Federica Montseny

3. Real art is basic emotion. If a scene is handled with simplicity - and I don't mean simple - it'll be good, and the public will know it.
- John Wayne

2. basic

adjective. ['ˈbeɪsɪk'] reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality.

Synonyms

  • canonical
  • standard

Antonyms

  • insignificant
  • difficult
  • explicit

Etymology

  • -ic (English)
  • -ique (French)
  • base (English)
  • bas (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. basic

adjective. ['ˈbeɪsɪk'] of or denoting or of the nature of or containing a base.

Synonyms

  • alkaline

Antonyms

  • amphoteric
  • outfield

Etymology

  • -ic (English)
  • -ique (French)
  • base (English)
  • bas (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. basic

adjective. ['ˈbeɪsɪk'] serving as a base or starting point.

Synonyms

  • first

Antonyms

  • noble
  • genuine

Etymology

  • -ic (English)
  • -ique (French)
  • base (English)
  • bas (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. basic

noun. ['ˈbeɪsɪk'] (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant.

Synonyms

  • good
  • commodity
  • staple

Antonyms

  • complete
  • developed
  • inessential
  • secondary

Etymology

  • -ic (English)
  • -ique (French)
  • base (English)
  • bas (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. BASIC

noun. a popular programming language that is relatively easy to learn; an acronym for beginner's all-purpose symbolic instruction code; no longer in general use.

Synonyms

  • programming language

Antonyms

  • stratified language
  • one-dimensional language
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