Nouns (3)

staple, basic
n. (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
BASIC
n. 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

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Adjectives (13)

basic
adj. of or denoting or of the nature of or containing a base
simple, basic
adj. (underived)
basic
adj. pertaining to or constituting a base or basis; "a basic fact"; "the basic ingredients"; "basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities"
introductory, basic
adj. serving as a base or starting point; "a basic course in Russian"; "basic training for raw recruits"; "a set of basic tools"; "an introductory art course"
elemental, ultimate, fundamental, basic
adj. furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme; "the ultimate achievement"; "the ultimate question"; "man's ultimate destiny"; "the ultimate insult"; "one's ultimate goal in life"
canonical, canonic, basic
adj. reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality; "a basic story line"; "a canonical syllable pattern"

Fuzzynyms (33)

fundamental
n. 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"
want, need
n. anything that is necessary but lacking; "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his wants"
front
adj. relating to or located in the front; "the front lines"; "the front porch"
direct
adj. moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth
opening
adj. first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene"
starting
adj. appropriate to the beginning or start of an event; "the starting point"; "hands in the starting position"
initial
adj. occurring at the beginning; "took the initial step toward reconciliation"
immanent
adj. of qualities that are spread throughout something; "ambition is immanent in human nature"; "we think of God as immanent in nature"
utter, thoroughgoing, staring, stark, sodding, pure, perfect, gross, everlasting, double-dyed, consummate, complete, arrant, unadulterated
adj. without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers; "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain"; "utter nonsense"; "the unadulterated truth"
connatural, inbred, inborn
adj. normally existing at birth; "mankind's connatural sense of the good"
patent
adj. (of a bodily tube or passageway) open; affording free passage; "patent ductus arteriosus"
bare, simple, mere
adj. unornamented; "a simple country schoolhouse"; "her black dress--simple to austerity"
modest
adj. free from pomp or affectation; "comfortable but modest cottages"; "a simple rectangular brick building"; "a simple man with simple tastes"
primary
adj. of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary; "primary goals"; "a primary effect"; "primary sources"; "a primary interest"
Spartan
adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people

Synonyms (20)

alcalescent, alkalescent
adj. tending to become alkaline; slightly alkaline
base-forming
adj. yielding a base in aqueous solution
primary
adj. not derived from or reducible to something else; basic; "a primary instinct"
primary
adj. "primary grades"
simplistic
adj. characterized by extreme and often misleading simplicity; "a simplistic theory of the universe"; "simplistic arguments of the ruling party"
simplex
adj. having only one part or element; "a simplex word has no affixes and is not part of a compound--like `boy' compared with `boyish' or `house' compared with `houseboat'"
simplified
adj. made easy or uncomplicated
undecomposable, unanalyzable
adj. representing the furthest possible extent of analysis or division into parts; "a feeling is a simple and undecomposable mental state"- G.S.Brett; "this weight of evidence is something mystical and unanalyzable"-M.R.Cohen
unsophisticated, uncomplicated
adj. lacking complexity; "small and uncomplicated cars for those really interested in motoring"; "an unsophisticated machine"
accepted
adj. generally accepted or used; "accepted methods of harmony and melody"; "three accepted types of pump"
definitive, classic, classical, authoritative
adj. of recognized authority or excellence; "the definitive work on Greece"; "classical methods of navigation"
classic
adj. adhering to established standards and principles; "a classic proof"
criterional, criterial
adj. serving as a basis for evaluation

Antonyms (5)

extra
n. an additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis)
incident, incidental
adj. (sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence; "incidental expenses"; "the road will bring other incidental advantages"; "extra duties incidental to the job"; "labor problems incidental to a rapid expansion"; "confusion incidental to a quick change"
secondary, high
adj. of the stage of education and schools preceding collegiate: "secondary school"; "high school"

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