Synonym of bare bones

Alternative for bare bones


(plural) the most basic facts or elements


A brief written or spoken account or description, giving only basic details
sketch outline rundown run-through abstract bones recapitulation skeleton summarization summary synopsis brief idea main points precis recap wrap-up brief description thumbnail sketch gist overview summation review encapsulation prospectus essence extract inventory brief analysis breakdown roundup résumé condensation scheme précis report epitome resume capsule compendium breviary aperçu sum-up summing-up brief summary summing up bare facts quick rundown short form sum and substance main features rough idea round-up long and short of it abbreviated version digest draft nutshell examination abridgement abbreviation blurb abridgment delineation thumbnail plan syllabus treatise notes conspectus reduction capsulization pandect draught bird's-eye view write-up overall picture bottom line study scrutiny view gestalt inspection indication inquiry assessment survey comment commentary audit rehash blueprint critique appraisal enquiry figure outline sketch carcass cage osteology bony structure enumeration snapshot account storyboard sum briefing storyline core record summa contraction rough draft short version description in a nutshell potted version low-down capitulation shortening case version cutting curtailment sense decrease lessening details truncation diminution bowdlerization sylloge headnote diminishing restriction limitation listing list compend collection restatement repetition compilation round up tour d'horizon treasury anthology handbook clipping manual companion compression jottings guide vade mecum trimming scrutinization consideration course curriculum cropping reducing diminishment evaluation check exploration scan perusal canvass checkup records impressions minutes screenplay script pruning telescoping shrinking constricting look-see sample once-over going-over perlustration plot shortened version cutting down cutting short abbreviature paring down shortcut abstraction ellipsis course outline schedule proceedings transactions transcript data observations layout structure timetable educational programme program programme course of study diegesis schema framework concise version abridged version deets scenario programme of study note program of study story line


A basic structure underlying a system, concept, or text


Basic principles
rudiments basics elements essentials fundamentals beginnings foundation ABC ABCs alphabet basic principles first principles grammar guts heart nitty-gritty principles nuts and bolts foundations groundwork bedrock core bases cornerstones essence basis ground brass tacks rules axioms base preliminaries facts bottom ground rules underpinnings sine qua nons law footings bottom line crux necessities practicalities cornerstone underpinning kernel nub hard facts root meat beginning thrust sine qua non authority support rest stipulations warps nubs roots tenets kernels keystones modi operandi cruxes constituents origins features element requisites prerequisites backbone necessaries marrow realities basic theorems components rock bottom factors ABC's first steps footing the three R's premise keystone mainstay warp laws nucleus fundamental key principle starting points explanation premises centers antecedents theory nuclei centres keynotes background sources postulates dicta nexuses understructure substratum infrastructure syllabary letters details fundamental point main ingredient point of departure starting point fundamental principle principal constituent principal element criteria golden rules determinants standards reality doctrine marrows dogmas ethics precepts practicality code value regulation crux of the matter heart of the matter writing system script warp and woof symbols substructures beds feet seats fundaments morphemes pictograph rune phonemes absey ideograph characters hieroglyphs signs icons signary graphic representation character set center centre centerpiece focus pith centrepiece gist substance quintessence hub nexus rudiment linchpin soul keynote point pivot focal point lynchpin axiom anchor mainspring essential sum net locus axis epicenter origin nubbin essentiality seat stuff crown centre of attention rule center of attention epicentre meat and potatoes first principle pillar capital eye navel mecca omphalos cynosure flagship chief ingredient bull's-eye key feature spine jewel in the crown pride and joy nerve center ground zero sum and substance tenet constituent source prop stipulation fundament foundation stone principal modus operandi significance body import principium ground rule importance quick grounding strength highlight staple vital element key element central middle main idea matter guiding principle grassroots director chief theorem component factor co-ordinator central component spirit spotlight midpoint driving force target preliminary stress bull's eye forefront showpiece emphasis attraction standard postulate seed spark embryo most important part germ beginning bud central part coal and ice rationale institution antecedent dictum fount spring medium vehicle organization fountainhead carrier climax rallying point central point hot spot hotbed organisation criterion marketplace dogma ethic place well head main event main feature high point long and short best part high spot determinant house home headquarters concentration fact answer embodiment golden rule cluster burden important part chief constituent primary element hard fact spinal column centre of activity belly vertebrae polestar happy hunting ground where it's at back magnet center of attraction breeding ground nerve centre center of activity centre of attraction secret solution bulwark precept meaning moment meaningfulness cue validity content quiddity material sense being power consequence nature soundness manifestation chine gravamen clout concreteness formula key component protection prominence magnitude ticket rachis dorsum vertebral column animating spirit symbol life force representation life realization moving force realisation incarnation lifeblood moving spirit personification élan vital vital spirit exemplification sum total defence defense stalwart rock tower of strength clue guide recipe blueprint condition source of security source of protection pillar of strength main ingredients requisite precondition Rock of Gibraltar


Not decorated or elaborate
plain unadorned bare modest unembellished basic undecorated unornamented austere spartan stark unostentatious muted restrained unfussy unsophisticated unvarnished homespun severe unpatterned unpretentious chaste discreet everyday homely naked simple uncluttered workaday bald frugal patternless clean dry raw stripped down bare-bones without frills penny plain plain vanilla Spartan spare no-frills functional ascetic clinical unelaborate no-nonsense straightforward unfurnished classic bleak meagre sparse meager cut down ultra-plain subdued honest puritanical monastic barren measly understated homestyle no frills without ornamentation without ornament harsh uncomplicated ordinary adequate rudimentary undeveloped minimal au naturel rough and ready utilitarian lean minimalist stripped-down blunt frank direct candid forthright downright unequivocal brutal upfront unadulterated plain-spoken straight outspoken unambiguous unembroidered explicit unqualified natural pure complete unaffected humble outright unassuming undisguised regular inelaborate flat-out matter-of-fact straight from the shoulder impersonal characterless colourless soulless elegant crisp practical antiseptic truthful unveiled unextravagant rude barefaced colorless moderate unexaggerated realistic unmitigated transparent unstinting open unsparing blatant total definite utter fair real upright unreserved brazen small unconcealed plainspoken unguarded unfeigned homey unexcessive economical unobtrusive warts and all true to life wholesome pure and simple out-and-out clean-cut down-to-earth standard conservative essential minimum grim bog-standard fundamental hard vanilla undissembled serviceable useful trim unimposing economy generic common minimalistic graceful cold unpresumptuous unmixed streamlined simplistic symmetrical smooth meek poor demure lowly folksy unrefined acceptable without airs fresh uncomplex hearty conventional sheer exquisite tasteful utility institutional token entire mere shapely hard-wearing well defined guileless flagrant clear uninhibited precise palpable heartless forthcoming patent bluff neat brusque free-spoken up-front bare-faced abrupt curt unceremonious short indelicate terse gruff undiplomatic sharp point-blank caustic snippy hard-hitting to the point brusk short-spoken tactless trenchant impolite crusty uncivil unpolished discourteous average unradical reasonable middling unexceptional unstudied cheap inexpensive unextreme uncompromising snappy brief pulling no punches sincere threadbare worn patchy not beating about the bush straight-talking not mincing one's words calling a spade a spade straight-shooting speaking one's mind absolute undeniable cotton-picking consummate rank bodacious dead categoric thorough unconditional crashing deadly profound blank stone very plumb dreadful flat thoroughgoing categorical perfect arrant blooming uncorrupted all-out straight-out


Severe and difficult to cope with
harsh severe tortuous austere grim hard harrowing stark bad burdensome comfortless grievous inhospitable onerous oppressive wretched bleak disagreeable inhuman intolerable rough rugged spartan stringent tough trying bare-bones barren bitter crushing desolate excruciating grinding hostile insufferable overwhelming searing Spartan unbearable unendurable unfriendly unpleasant wearing cruel heavy brutal stiff strict draconian hardhanded tyrannical murderous despotic authoritarian dictatorial imperious autocratic rigorous domineering exacting demanding overbearing stern excessive forbidding drastic repressive serious punishing extreme rigid high-handed tyrannous peremptory absolute difficult heavy-handed authoritative savage swingeing unyielding overweening ruthless bossy dire undemocratic critical inflexible masterful anti-democratic grave arbitrary iron-fisted punitive uncomfortable taxing unrelenting totalitarian tyrannic forceful uncompromising sharp awful intense pitiless terrible merciless discomforting exorbitant magisterial relentless autocratical coercive immoderate sombre somber unreasonable weighty illiberal troublesome autarchic distressing fierce inordinate exigent biting unsparing firm iron-handed inexorable unbending unfavorable unfavourable strong uninviting strenuous radical unwelcoming dismal dogmatic challenging arduous gloomy depressing negative outrageous solemn adverse cheerless painful doctrinaire substantial arrogant commanding acute disparaging worrying torturous hard-line formidable laborious extravagant intemperate dark straitened dominating wild vicious bare harmful flinty hypercritical agonizing superincumbent disapproving far-reaching monocratic carping discouraging mean dreadful ironhanded great censuring disturbing derogatory cutting tsarist czarist demeaning cynical dreary haughty agonising officious threatening crippling desperate dangerous extortionate pushy hard to please hurtful dominant imperative inclement high and mighty stormy suppressive undue unsympathetic unjust sky-high momentous steep intractable unconscionable unmerciful disciplinarian profound cavilling complicated towering stressful tiring nasty summary baroque devilish turbulent vexatious exhausting hardheaded uninhabitable overextravagant overmuch overdue insane plethoric antagonistic afflicting tumultuous awkward ramrod testing grueling ominous unforgiving untoward dour sober perfectionist brassbound ferocious injurious gruelling toilsome tormenting inimical menacing obdurate intensive judgmental fussy lordly miserable consequential galling fault-finding one-party disheartening uncomforting sarcastic belittling condemning satirical godforsaken quibbling foreboding joyless confining sinister disastrous significant calamitous hairsplitting caviling faultfinding overscrupulous clamorous nagging penetrating egregious cast-iron insistent cavillous downright subjugating controlling over-censorious over-particular Neronian hard-nosed censorious peracute assertive perilous caustic over the top utter over-exacting flagrant thorough gross preposterous out-and-out cocky sheer egotistic precarious imperial very bad whopping brusque sweeping abusive fascist high penal drear cold all-powerful unkind barbarous tricky inflated constraining prohibiting restrictive exploitive governing solid poor damaging cursing absolutist fascistic iniquitous prohibitive empty lonely scabrous hellish uncontrolled unaccountable unconstitutional single-party very severe wounding insensitive tactless bullying sterile tempestuous forlorn dramatic violent unlimited piercing sharp-tongued overpowering intransigent thoughtless inconsiderate irksome complex labored confused concentrated abstruse te recondite knotty dystopian heartrending drab unpermissive inept undiplomatic bungling hard-hitting throwing one's weight about considerable life-threatening pushing driving czarlike wrenching stinging burning consuming blistering worrisome overstrict sadistic OTT low major cramped racking inconvenient pounding bullish headstrong ordering aggressive powerful bidding hazardous ugly uphill Herculean mortal willful wilful not comfortable robust gaunt regnant insolent strong-willed pushful back-breaking a nuisance killing persnickety wearisome dogmatical sobering big heightened laboured fatiguing an imposition pompous crack-the-whip dictative proud hectic unhelpful in driver's seat on high horse crack the whip wearying carking unfortunate pedantic captious throwing weight around zealous unmitigated remorseless unusual exaggerated exceptional plain undermining disobliging invalidating contrary obstructive fanatical pernickety frightful horrible horrendous disadvantageous horrifying unconventional overkill uncommon remarkable unseemly frantic chaotic unadorned discrediting imprudent nonsensical fabulous lavish fancy irrational improper active eventful frenzied frenetic lively fearsome ghastly intimidating daunting unwelcome inauspicious simple hair-splitting picky corrosive abrasive offensive destructive hopeless discommodious morose glum objectionable gray black direful doleful grey terrifying disquieting jarring frightening too much unembellished undecorated implacable unfair restless energetic O.T.T. out of proportion unpropitious woeful ill-fated hard-pressed lurid shadowy tortured undesirable troubled full of hardship doubtful mournful strained ill-omened treacherous ill-boding chilling parlous nightmarish pressing upsetting messy jeopardous morbid apocalyptic rocky sad overparticular pass-remarkable meticulous punctilious rejective fastidious finicky nit-picking humourless sedate humorless staid sobersided importunate tiresome obstinate flustering animated madhouse tireless full riotous furious bustling dispiriting backbreaking hefty depressive troubling headache scolding diagnostic niggling discriminating analytical nitpicking judgy exceptive reproachful trenchant contemptuous overnice withering humbling calumniatory discerning lowering critic particular choleric unsmiling no-nonsense uncomic astringent overexacting unmanageable unamenable unaccommodating querulous fractious complete total unqualified full on unruly spirited rowdy busy action-packed bumpy raucous au naturel no-frills overcritical rough going needy possessive sticklerish stubborn unflinching rank right maximum utmost unadulterated deep veritable thundering ultimate hellacious proper pure supreme tremendous almighty unalloyed uber arrant po-faced hair-raising high-maintenance over-rigorous over-strict hard to satisfy

Antonym of bare bones

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