Synonym of fundamental

Alternative for fundamental

fundamentals

Synonym: basic, elementary, essential, primary, underlying,

Adjective

Essential, as an element, principle, or law
basic essential rudimentary underlying elementary basal central elemental first key primary prime radical cardinal foundational necessary principal original vital indispensable initial intrinsic organic primitive primordial root structural capital chief constitutional important abecedarian beginning crucial ingrained inherent introductory meat-and-potatoes rudimental critical integral pivotal profound axiological axiomatic bottom bottom-line constitutive deep deep-seated grass-roots groundlaying major paramount requisite significant substratal substrative supporting sustaining theoretical ultimate underived main innate primal consequential core foremost leading pre-eminent natural urgent native dominant imperative needed premier all-important predominant pressing inborn great big inbred high-priority overriding preeminent immanent focal indigenous prominent material required serious must-have grand deep-rooted supreme hardwired influential congenital salient built-in life-and-death decisive engrained prior master staple acute momentous arch burning ingrain quintessential of great consequence considerable compelling overbearing overmastering necessitous far-reaching prerequisite meaningful of the essence of the utmost importance greatest weighty connate needful heavy number one prefatory sovereign numero uno hard-wired initiatory sovran highest inbuilt grave mandatory outstanding earliest early substantial preparatory characteristic ruling top connatural hereditary exigent substantive powerful preliminary indwelling number-one head heavy-duty noteworthy vitally important opening dire compulsory called for obligatory large-scale monumental intense historic primeval high-level pertinent appreciable in one's blood earth-shattering instinctive lead notable constituent sizable strategic precursory uppermost aboriginal uncomplicated distinctive eminent pristine simple of consequence in-built inductive primaeval big-time big league simplest all important utmost earnest deciding latent prevailing inherited inseparable topmost determining indelible immediate severe commanding permanent pronounced ponderous ineradicable germane climacteric determinative presiding supereminent implicit intuitive component exceptional imposing high rooted trial intimate overruling particular instrumental test pilot internal extensive desperate controlling formative nitty-gritty deep-down eventful instinctual exploratory preceding seminal special mighty autochthonous conspicuous easy autochthonic major-league earthshaking readying preparing high-ranking in the blood relevant applicable ancient true bread-and-butter real ABCs primo uncomplex simplified simplex plain clear foundation causal apposite prehistoric large apropos pointed incorporated genuine ineffaceable distinguished standard duck soup child's play preparative bog-standard antique antediluvian striking fixed pioneer marked celebrated inner telling operative senior meat and potatoes impactful subjective noted integrant especial importunate imperious keynote prototype prototypal inmost prelusive landmark top-level top-priority heavyweight almighty reputable illustrious prodigious tectonic extreme appropriate prelim primigenial clamant emergent arch- demanded life-changing big-league life and death prestigious honoured superior hefty tough crying noble embryonic maiden honourable honorable top-ranking epoch-making resonant previous life-or-death in your blood honored of moment much needed fateful emphatic in the family well known major league high profile high-up natural-born bred in the bone underivative high-powered wanted highly regarded everyday part and parcel life-preserving life-sustaining basilar lowest mere qualifying sheer prevalent pure nuclear contained larval nuts-and-bolts uncompleted alpha axial fitting causative contributory contributing connecting popular absolute climactic natal star stellar No. 1 stipulated underlined apt composing definitive actual trusted included embedded entrenched chad authoritative inveterate dynamic invaluable gut in demand spontaneous unlearned untaught name-of-the-game world-shaking indicative brassbound executive emergency drastic sore impelling infused instilled ingrown coal-and-ice very important inaugural chronic confirmed connected terrible driving parlous right-hand base lead-in prolegomenous transcendental sublime categorical unacquired normal typical regular strongest immense tremendous implanted wild inwrought difficult top-notch big time puissant skookum top-drawer of high standing first-gen mission-critical incumbent advance prodromal precursive experimental explorative en suite maximum dyed-in-the-wool instant at the heart of elevated empyrean empyreal lower ur- proto- super solemn firsthand direct inexpungible enormous sizeable huge called-for very great involuntary nonelective forced peremptory starting prodromic preludial prelusory unalienable inward resident genetic individual integrated compulsatory headmost inceptive sombre super colossal hard mammoth of great import no joke sober valuable no laughing matter of significance somber responsible unmediated decision-making nascent exceeding ultra titanic vast astronomic astronomical ample first-edition first-ever testing expedient desired preferred proper de rigueur binding incumbent on name of game specified recommended virgin commencing leadoff creative trying searching settling second-to-none facile straightforward uncivilised unevolved old uncivilized coarse barbaric first-hand infant demanding attention goodly biggish psychological extraordinary innovative forceful milestone relative clamorous imaginative groundbreaking recognized famous respected noticeable signal memorable carrying a lot of weight impressive remarkable ponderable touchy insistent showdown climatic appurtenant applicative renowned touch and go hanging by thread on thin ice pioneering productive now or never ground-breaking sensational much rare portentous uncommon conclusive glaring front-page unusual newsworthy well-known famed business-critical first-generation pointful associated strong headline preponderant obvious unforgettable worthy of attention quantum generous unordinary potent glorious sweeping formational constructional esteemed iconic acclaimed dignified precautionary prep before historical formidable recognised public worthwhile ad rem to the point to the purpose fractional composite ingredient divisional organizational configurational oustanding fatal germinal prior to inspiring in anticipation of inspirational in advance of generative overshadowing dangerous grievous of concern high-profile of note of influence of mark well thought of in the public eye partial factorial combinative part constituting systemic constructural formalistic skeletal organisational architectural anatomical anatomic arresting palpable dramatic eye-catching evident manifest visible phenomenal perceptible catchy detectable observable discernible singular amazing reasonable solid unmistakable astonishing brilliant distinguishable unique distinct of great importance out of the ordinary sedate staid definite exciting interesting decided unparalleled humourless full humorless patent comprehensive effective tangible measurable massive red-letter bold arrestive broad good wide no-nonsense apparent final expansive big deal satisfying wide-ranging notorious cogent splashy showy kenspeckle widespread flamboyant incredible mind-blowing awesome healthy recognizable apocalyptic incomparable certain earth-shaking trenchant blatant haunting complete superlative sensible extended sound clear-cut unprecedented forcible thorough far-flung spectacular rangy surpassing uncomic treasured wonderful noisy bodacious grabby respectable effectual vivid surprising bright tidy across-the-board recognisable exhaustive convincing discernable persuasive apprehensible perceivable refreshing something else never to be forgotten valid unrivalled defining awe-inspiring epochal redoubtable unsurpassed thrilling useful inimitable peculiar stimulating atypical pervasive cherished stunning precious all-embracing odd abnormal firm rich positive of importance world-shattering astounding unexpected strenuous extraordinaire global bizarre downright lucid unwonted unrivaled mind-boggling unconventional eloquent not to be forgotten ringing attention-grabbing excessive far-out out of this world ominous revealing peerless all-encompassing fair unequalled matchless pithy shaping devastating abundant purposeful consummate efficacious inauspicious shocking overarching threatening meaty staggering worrying last citable in-depth scandalous startling wholesale direful mentionable namable nameable unexampled menacing painful lasting satisfactory strange buzzworthy inclusive settled luminous uncustomary curious far-ranging weird ill-fated electrifying priceless incisive anomalous astral enduring terrific overt breakthrough unfamiliar efficient resounding queer choice unconcealed transparent dazzling harsh unreal remembered rememberable gloomy plausible irresistible crisp dynamite venerable unequivocal transcendent dreadful eye-popping unequaled egregious aberrated freak preternatural aberrant universal distressing fascinating of substance fat mondo bad reasoned credible unanswerable unambiguous uttermost max energetic moving coherent unmatchable awful bitter novel explicit vehement innovatory revolutionary rational logical articulate audible well founded unsurpassable thundering inconceivable unequalable towering marvellous fixed in the mind sure copious wondrous most outright well reasoned well-grounded detailed unqualified atypic worldwide out-and-out wicked maxi sharp peracute aggressive express assured charming marvelous confident exalted blue-chip expressive reminiscent evocative moderate overwhelming king worthy topical active persistent busy lively affecting impactive careful legit handsome everything of considerable importance evaluative sententious earthshattering intrusive projecting protruding obtrusive jutting largish bountiful identifiable event-filled glum open easily seen undeniable miraculous optimum doomful unlucky resultful competent stern hectic action-packed distingué not to be ignored grim dour ideal best unbelievable champion cognizable perspicuous understandable traceable austere exact revered world-class big-name storied dear written all over one quiet downbeat sad different drop-dead untypical unaccustomed fantastic stupendous cold sober life-saving jaw-dropping gee-whizz uncanny of particular interest worthy of note fearless tenacious vigorous inestimable unheard-of irregular infrequent life or death jazzy lofty confounding capable apogean matter of life and death to be reckoned with worthy of mention murder splash boss hot stand-out cool irreplaceable under one's nose in plain sight in full view right under your nose big as life can't miss it open and shut smashing amazeballs extremely important of great moment of vital importance uncharacteristic assertive able horrifying helpful nth assiduous considered scrupulous diligent meticulous storming gratifying unco world class zero cool gilt-edged punchy histrionical well-founded theatric performant powerhouse on the ball sufficient enthusiastic hard-hitting successful graceful diametrical serviceable wholehearted orderly compulsive systematic methodical the end worth mentioning worth taking a look at thumping valorous moulding guiding ardent determined out of the way seldom seen sturdy unthinkable unimaginable ascertainable blanket greater ascendant extremely useful worth its weight in gold extremely helpful beyond price violent full-blooded muscular unconditional triumphant fulfilling august unmatched durable justified consistent convictive inducing suasive a hard nut to crack afflicting damaging stirring sensationalistic lurid appalling ambitious nonpareil larger predominating superabundant steady good-sized estimable heroic uplifting proud forming developmental one hundred per cent no mistake dogmatic stressed for a face accented flat litmus test hurtful agonizing wounding sensationalist breathtaking screaming gee-whiz catchpenny wide-reaching mass well organized flagrant only resplendent cheering magnificent shining pleasurable rewarding pleasing splendid heart-warming prepotent in control prepollent exquisite three-dimensional superb big-deal nationwide injurious yellow shock-horror melodramatic hair-raising across the board excellent sinister involved nourishing hearty molding dominating overpowering life-threatening disastrous fine spacious packed walloping bull whopper chock-full hulking stuffed intercontinental a whale of a colossal humongous voluminous brimming crowded bulky roomy strapping husky capacious oversize international commodious burly whopping jumbo monster awash gigantic super-duper much touted fab doozie something highly rated utter cruel tormenting galling heartrending harrowing excruciating torturous piquant extravagant tabloid vulgar pungent livid X-rated emotional sultry coloured rough colored brutal epigrammatic compact factual outrageous in the ascendancy foreboding select admirable of repute well received of distinction rank unlimited encyclopedic elegant delicate dainty fierce bleak hazardous arduous toilsome ugly taxing audacious barefaced naked heinous brazen shameless harmful calamitous full of interest mellow mellifluous sonorous catholic compendious solid gold arrant undisguised timeless unfading out of sight everlasting immortal eternal perpetual undying disgraceful inordinate shameful atrocious reprehensible eclectic the most sobering exacting punishing precarious grinding perilous minatory warning premonitory alarming foreshadowing to the max unquestionable imperishable enthralling exorbitant villainous unmitigated monstrous iniquitous giving food for thought agonising vibrant mortal umbrella intensive immoderate gross unarguable guaranteed concrete interdisciplinary encyclopaedic scopic multidisciplinary prognosticatory forbidding doomy predictive ill-omened ill-boding baleful ill standout out and out brass-necked recherche specific proven univocal black-and-white full-bodied melodious full of content full of meaning broad-ranging very fine first-rate first-class bodeful unfavorable unfavourable unpropitious unpromising cut-and-dried convinced all-inclusive black and white well-defined as plain as the nose on your face well-marked minute as plain as daylight forthright clearly defined graphic hard and fast cut and dried clean-cut crystal clear undubitable known silhouetted not vague stated fruity booming mellifluent dulcet cross-disciplinary augural fated exhilarating impending doomed intriguing suggestive prophetic destined stamped on your memory silvery phat canorous rotund more powerful more important most important most prominent most influential most significant most powerful

Adjective

Of or pertaining to initiation
initiatory initial introductory first opening inaugural earliest early original foremost inceptive nascent inchoate basic embryonic commencing virgin elementary incipient antecedent pioneer headmost leadoff leading initiative infant germinal starting beginning budding aborning fledgling rudimentary developing originating emerging preliminary primary growing impending emergent maiden dawning premier foundational embryonal preparatory prime in its infancy just beginning start trial test pilot inductive young foundation premature lead-in burgeoning promising potential immature coming rising undeveloped prefatory precursory prelusive prior evolving up-and-coming future prospective in the making proemial preparative unformed provisional anterior blossoming arising precursive unborn expected awaited preludial unprecedented pioneering incomplete seminal advancing naissant first-time sunrise prolegomenous raw new unindustrialized probationary amateur primitive preceding appearing to come to be up and coming upcoming old resulting emanating efflorescent emanant coming out outgoing brand-new imperfect formless amorphous unshaped unfinished shapeless in an early stage prodromal prefatorial prelim prodromic preambular preambulatory just begun issuing forth prolegomenal exordial prelusory simple exploratory entry-level fetal primordial unevolved in utero foetal unripe unactualized abortive aspiring flowering sprouting germinating vegetating pullulating pubescent maturing would-be wannabe fresh half-baked with potential bursting forth shooting up

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Existing in reality or as a matter of fact
genuine actual concrete real effective true certified existent factual authentic confirmed corroborated definite documented verified attested considerable proven substantial verifiable clear good indisputable undeniable realistic significant unquestionable veritable absolute essential tangible categorical certain established indubitable substantiated positive bona fide substantive unmistakable irrefutable incontrovertible accurate unambiguous evident hard unequivocal incontestable undoubted conclusive truthful honest exact very faithful de facto firm sure literal plain sure-enough unerring inarguable authoritative precise explicit unassailable correct demonstrable palpable valid manifest clear-cut dinkum obvious proper veridical fixed patent right objective reliable beyond doubt close unvarnished veracious establishable matter-of-fact unarguable legitimate unchallengeable sound strict known ascertained set undisputable confirmable provable infallible supreme straightforward beyond question final lifelike solid certifiable perceptible sure thing having down pat legit irrefragable unanswerable kosher accomplished guaranteed open predestined trustworthy determined destined safe frank true to life unexaggerated material detailed stark salted away on ice scrupulous in the bag existing distinct direct methodical scientific natural meticulous historical sensible convincing corporeal definitive unqualified living physical veristic verisimilar credible faultless non-fictional open and shut unconcealed real-life word for word spot on spot-on bang on blunt for real candid undisguised careful forthright bare out-and-out sheer punctilious regular sincere outspoken transparent rigorous just upfront specific unadulterated intrinsic rigid discriminating judicious deft systematic sharp discriminative skilful defined skillful punctual particular documentary nonfictional decided on the button near ultraprecise on the money on the nose naturalistic self-evident unimaginary fair speaking cold watertight apparent downright compelling naturalist perfect straight errorless beyond dispute nailed-on settled flat inescapable demonstrated fact-based flawless unimpeachable not in doubt corporal photo-realistic true-to-life well-grounded undisputed honest-to-goodness authenticated telling it like it is on the nail on the level three-dimensional dead-on on-target beyond a shadow of a doubt as it really happened warts and all severe pure implicit especial express like pukka tacit similar alike echt pucka virtual implied plainspoken up-front forthcoming man-to-man bluff ingenuous airtight clinching unacknowledged canonical minute undebatable emphatic non-fictitious simple decisive current unimagined bodily without error official error-free unrefuted dependable discernible apodictic ultimate live present embodied rightful incarnate practical empirical everyday appreciable believable real-world validated pat well-founded superior undoubtable recognized determinate inexpugnable unchallenged uncontested stable frozen sealed unquestioned hard-and-fast accepted acknowledged unembellished unelaborated striking observable measurable intelligible not in question complete naked utter gospel undistorted quantifiable detectable perceivable there are no two ways about it all sewn up as sure as eggs is eggs recognised down pat beyond a shadow of doubt for certain no ifs ands or buts without doubt so real live true-blue undeceptive narrow noticeable barefaced wholehearted blatant visible as true as I'm sitting here on the line on the up and up high-principled as true as I'm standing here like it is honest to God sure enough thoroughgoing unfeigned flagrant glaring bold ordinary unembroidered written usual verbal critical well defined well documented conscientious thorough painstaking not figurative nice brutal harsh unveiled graphic on the beam on the mark raw representational unadorned word-perfect representative circumstantial verbatim straight from the shoulder set in stone unbiased unprejudiced plain-spoken true-life card-carrying kitchen-sink still life straight from horse's mouth

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Implanted or firmly established
deep-seated deep-rooted entrenched basic deep firm inveterate profound settled bred-in-the-bone built-in confirmed dyed-in-the-wool established hard-core inbuilt ineradicable ingrained intrenched irremovable persistent radical rooted secure unshakeable abiding chronic fixed habitual inborn inbred inherent innate lingering long-lasting longstanding longtime subconscious well established deep down deeply felt lodged in one's brain endemic enduring stubborn incurable lasting obstinate long-established long-standing accustomed lifelong habituated set continuing hardened constant persisting perennial seasoned firmly established continual unyielding ceaseless indelible tenacious ever-present continuous permanent long-lived usual proved hard-shell staid inured recurrent recurring unabating staunch diehard steadfast accepted routine unmitigated uncompromising deep-dyed ineffaceable protracted dedicated irradicable committed deep-set worn valid implanted indestructible die-hard devoted faithful extreme incorrigible unfading true through and through rigid unforgettable well-established prolonged embedded intransigent congenital irredeemable imperishable fast hard-line obsessive inextirpable sustained explicit compulsive complete resolute thorough unshakable thoroughgoing out-and-out loyal unwavering true blue unapologetic unashamed haunting card-carrying through-and-through inexorable instilled undestroyable infixed immutable out and out unremovable unchangeable full-fledged deeply ingrained deep-down long-l instinctive intrinsic gut long-drawn-out driven in slow dragging resistant remaining val grounded inannihilable dug in fortified set firm spun-out drawn-out based on serious incessant devout fiery torrid ardent sicker fervent all-consuming earnest vehement definite unreformable fanatical bona fide stalwart supreme red-hot zealous wholehearted impenitent severe inerasable memorable obsessional inexpungible unexpungeable unending acute dangerous driven irresistible alarming dire grave impulsive uncontrollable rememberable not to be forgotten unerasable stirring never to be forgotten never-ending indurated old sworn adamant radicated customary besetting prevalent obscene pornographic X-rated absolute utter determined unwaivering unswerving unrepentant full-bore unfaltering right-down arrant to the core keen as mustard mad keen genuine

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Radically new or different
revolutionary new novel innovative different avant-garde advanced creative fresh imaginative innovatory modern original unconventional unfamiliar unorthodox unusual experimental groundbreaking ingenious innovational inventive disruptive futuristic pioneering singular trailblazing uncommon unique unprecedented exotic newfangled progressive radical rare strange surprising unknown untested untried contemporary drastic neoteric unhackneyed latest state-of-the-art ground-breaking off-centre cutting edge left-field ultra-modern new-fashioned forward-looking game-changing world-shattering up-and-coming just out out of the ordinary cutting-edge leading-edge originative inspired Promethean modernistic visionary artistic brand-new unaccustomed unheard-of clever fertile offbeat atypical front-line seminal eccentric breaking new ground formative deviceful fantastic freakish out-of-the-box brand new odd bizarre alternative trendsetting refreshing avant garde recent unparalleled demiurgic resourceful productive special exceptional expressive distinctive extraordinary inspiring underground abnormal unmatched unequalled remarkable unrivalled outstanding prodigious incomparable unrivaled anomalous unequaled matchless unexcelled striking unexampled artful record untypical amazing freak peerless far-out outré phenomenal momentous marvellous blue-sky outre marvelous aberrant signal idiosyncratic miraculous preternatural outlandish first-time beyond compare sui generis unheard of one of a kind in a league of its own without equal out-of-the-way without parallel mould-breaking never-before-seen subversive innovating spearheading transformational funky peculiar variational unwonted far cry causative teeming forgetive gifted constructive fruitful adroit poetical up to date out of the common way-out avant bohemian go-ahead up-to-date this season's new-fangled pathbreaking liberal ahead of the times lead hip beat head vanguard individual elaborate individualistic strategic sophisticated intricate mistakenly trendy new wave germinal well-thought-out high-tech complex multifaceted forward-thinking well-designed highly developed involved well-planned well-built nifty fanciful fabulous romantic unreal fantastical extravagant dreamy mythical fancy quirky whimsical dreamlike poetic flighty absurd illusory brilliant genius imaginary freaky curious keen wild chimerical head in the clouds ridiculous out of touch with reality far-fetched chimeric vivid phantasmal quixotic crackpot phantasmic astute all-time uncustomary extraordinaire noteworthy unimaginable weird notable especial astonishing exceeding aberrated queer incredible superior awesome unexpected unbelievable wonderful astounding inconceivable inimitable sensational wondrous stupendous mind-blowing mind-boggling quaint off the wall irregular particular superlative unthinkable stunning tremendous uncanny unsurpassed way out alien something else out of the way exclusive distinct obscure staggering eminent outrageous conspicuous significant nonconformist deviant magical terrific oddball funny uncharacteristic unordinary spectacular little known wacky nonconforming unexplored one and only out of this world consummate unsurpassable magnificent best nonpareil foreign marked infrequent only breathtaking preposterous inexplicable unaccountable without precedent transcendent surpassing classic unlikely stellar impressive one-off superhuman unusually good kooky kinky in a class by itself zany memorable distinguished off-the-wall unrepresentative eye-popping prominent nonstandard crazy supermundane one-of-a-kind awe-inspiring far out off-key perfect heavy too good to be true welcome stimulating characteristic perpetual everlasting enduring champion greatest supernatural atypic unearthly supercalifragilisticexpialidocious other specific single substantial huge great remote uninvestigated recondite out of sight mysterious seldom seen specialized unconforming discordant specialised extra special awful portentous providential eye-opening sublime altered imported variant ready dissimilar paranormal alone beyond your ken not just another not prepared transcendental diagnostic discriminating identifying diagnostical symptomatic quizzical perverted unharmonious monstrous stupefying wonderworking numinous supranatural otherworldly metaphysical supernormal unworldly other-worldly mystical essential exemplary model ideal ultimate prototypical typical quintessential intriguing unrecognized uncharted unrecognised unnatural erratic errant interesting isolated improbable unforgettable eye-catching arresting the utmost standout irreplaceable previously unencountered outside one's experience dubious unrealistic ghostly deviative occult serious unco ludicrous doubtful nonsensical implausible irrational grandiose shocking unacceptable offensive extreme undiscovered unparagoned second to none foolish mad cockamamie amazeballs insane comical neat fashionable happening hot in modernist trendy groovy modish stylish with-it cool nontraditional flash gnarly forby hare-brained make-believe unsung unremarked disgraceful unregarded archetypal paramount supreme off beaten path never to be forgotten little-known undreamed of undreamed-of unrenowned nameless inconsistent utmost unrepeated unrepeatable thrilling primo purpose-built once-in-a-lifetime separate moving cherished touching exquisite maverick informal divergent seldom scarce never before encountered esoteric wacko hippy heterodox out there rum unceremonious madcap screwy boho bizarro weirdo off the beaten track out in left field

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Of the nature of a quintessence (in all senses)
quintessential archetypal classic essential exemplary model prototypical typical ultimate definitive stereotypical archetypical consummate conventional ideal imitable paradigmatic representative standard stock textbook absolute best supreme true to type characteristic signature proper distinctive true habitual unmistakable predictable regular emblematic symbolic usual idiosyncratic vintage at her best at his best at its best classical prototypal archetypic illustrative prototypic average normal standardized common typic indicative standardised suggestive patterned ordinary orthodox prime copybook natural expected unexceptional everyday prevalent commonplace general matter-of-course in keeping in character old hat perfect complete idyllic excellent flawless optimal particular pure utopian idealised idealized distinct unblemished transcendental distinguishing individual peculiar best possible hackneyed trite original epochal hacky clichéd staple dinki-di seminal recognizable familiar important historic routine identifying true to form customary identifiable iconic recognisable totemic dream come true pie-in-the-sky best-example fairy-tale presentational mainstream proverbial optimum diagnostic stereotyped discriminating stereotypic diagnostical untainted unsullied untarnished run-of-the-mill bog-standard par for the course traditional faultless fitting immaculate seamless impeccable irreproachable indefectible superlative picture-book without fault picture-perfect letter-perfect have-it-all special separate inherent exclusive endemic personal unique singular appropriate intrinsic restricted peculiar to symptomatic reserved particular to innate particularised found only in especial specific particularized most typical most characteristic

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Of a minimum amount, quantity, size, or degree
littlest slightest smallest minimum lowest minutest tiniest minimal fewest least nominal token basal basic essential least possible bottom merest rock-bottom meanest feeblest poorest negligible small inconsequential insignificant marginal trivial tiny meagre minuscule imperceptible slight minute minor inconsiderable inappreciable paltry measly nugatory little piddling infinitesimal slender incidental trifling insufficient piffling meager next to no smallest amount of next to none very little inadequate scant scanty sparse unimportant petty modest deficient limited exiguous insubstantial scarce derisory skimpy mingy miserable slim pathetic reduced poor picayune pitiful stingy low short light footling nickel-and-dime faint miserly piddly Mickey Mouse niggling poxy lean not worth mentioning pimping wanting of no account of no consequence no-account frivolous feeble vague sparing de minimis fiddling small-fry unsubstantial irrelevant in short supply weak lacking immaterial of no importance fractional not worth bothering about unlikely lesser superficial restricted base improbable thin dubious doubtful bare remote diminished moderate frugal peanut few dwindling outside lightweight meaningless dinky mean hardly any ridiculous shy secondary laughable too little not enough peripheral insulting ludicrous nonessential contemptible casual ungenerous preposterous absurd outrageous risible of little account beggarly subnormal mild lousy lowly chicken finite worthless rare sketchy distant depleted tenuous spare off sporadic nondescript frail fragile skimp smaller flimsy foolish pointless purportless incomplete too few too small few and far between barely sufficient little or no thin on the ground of minor importance not much far-fetched run-down at a low level half-hearted perfunctory indifferent hollow little bitty bitty smallish barren wee silly cockamamy derisive cockamamie comical farcical fragmentary symbolic humble ignorable neglectable subtle gentle empty small-scale inessential scattered implausible peppercorn incommensurate untaxing extraneous senseless just only far faraway outlying unnecessary infrequent uncommon drained bereft subsidiary subordinate of little consequence of little importance non-essential of no moment not worth speaking of of little import bare-bones mediocre very needed inferior cut puny shoddy occasional decreased lower-level not making it not hacking it coming up short middling skeleton minus accessory tacky dependent second-string below the mark circumscribed defined definite determinate measured rudimentary patchy mere minor-league small-time of no great concern second-rate two-bit low-ranking straggling depreciated lessened narrow unsatisfactory unfrequent thinning hand-to-mouth lilliputian cheap shoestring down weakened smallest possible imperfect set faulty partial ineffectual ordinary no more than close failing tight scrimpy hard to find hard to come by seldom seen low in numbers at a premium fat low impact shabby most trivial

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Significant in importance or esteem
valuable helpful useful expedient important significant advantageous beneficial constructive crucial essential favorable favourable invaluable pivotal practical vital worthwhile appropriate critical effective good imperative indispensable instrumental paramount profitable admired appreciated auspicious behooveful beneficent commodious conducive exigent fruitful gainful handy in demand key meritorious necessary needed opportune productive propitious relevant requisite respected rewarding serviceable strategic timely worthy best central esteemed estimable held dear hot loved of assistance of benefit of help of service of the essence of use of value worth it worth its weight in gold hot property scarce worthful efficacious convenient positive effectual operative efficient benignant benefic suitable kindly potent win-win lucrative advisable encouraging fit salutary remunerative sensible powerful functional successful friendly desirable applicable sound gratifying practicable facilitative workable economic informative wise prudent usable recommended fitting preferable suggested promising meaningful capable excellent valid adequate exploitable contributive employable to one's advantage satisfying enriching subservient paying formative utile fulfilling priceless substantial illuminating seemly apt judicious politic contributory commonsensical precious proper supportive active recommendable working fortuitous tactical competent prosperous accessory treasured telling forcible accessible available utilizable conclusive decisive determinative operational functioning current running strong virtuous operable applicative applied actionable ultrapractical well spent viable in one's interests expendable unused wieldy consumable open exhaustible adaptable ready utilisable for the best to your advantage at hand in working order at disposal in order justifiable purposeful desired wholesome plus industrious generative agreeable benevolent good for one instructive toward nice exemplary money-making worth the effort required good for you in one's interest reliable edifying pleasing well-spent influential puissant energetic uplifting inspiring benign accomplishing achieving effecting qualified indicated furthersome lucky useable unfailing outstanding in one's best interests durable comforting cheering gladdening heartening heartwarming hard-wearing utilitarian dependable sure-fire called-for called for aiding assistive sturdy stout subordinate providential sovereign disposable ancillary moneymaking felicitous well secondary feasible forceful operating in running order ready for use up and running available for use fit for use at your disposal welcome inestimable cherished subsidiary favoured favored happy golden bright integral consequential irreplaceable jammy rosy seasonable paid fat juicy money-spinning rare choice fortunate of substance going well-paying sweet rich fructuous lush generous auxiliary logical sagacious commendable counselable enough born with a silver spoon in your mouth heaven-sent well-off all-important financially rewarding well paid dear productive of good for aid helpful to facilitate favour favor extremely helpful supplemental bush-league appurtenant collateral adjuvant minor flunky going concern paid off very productive beyond price extremely useful leading benefit tending assist promotive encourage help useful for instrumental in of great consequence red-letter of the utmost importance vitally important in the black calculated to produce lead to contribute to make for tend to promote contributing to in force alive in operation live living doable in action on in use prepared in effect neat right meet nifty pragmatic user friendly user-friendly acceptable becoming decent adapted suited accomplishable conformable healthy realistic well-designed user-oriented easy-to-use versatile pragmatical moving able in working condition possible reasonable correct apposite fitted befitting realizable dynamic in business deserving pertinent due apropos decorous rightful in process realisable good enough correspondent in gear just equal equitable comme il faut no-nonsense sufficient made well comfortable exploitative exploitatory exploitive enforceable manageable natty multipurpose high-functioning well-functioning ideal perfect respectable on line in commission wearable workaday in service fit to be eaten comestible brave fit for human consumption safe to eat approving common edible easy to use ready for action able to function in full swing on track on the job on fire ordinary everyday purposive practiced easy breeze cinch snap healthful congruous commendatory salubrious tolerable hygienic all right favoring commending unobjectionable protean ample utility exercised empirical utilized used acquirable related correlated experiential tested empiric favouring offered attainable gettable on hand obtainable opened commercial practised utilised no sweat duck soup procurable open to securable achievable getatable reachable to hand around derivable from on tap untaken on deck easy as pie piece of cake simple as ABC enforced cost-effective brought to bear hands-on non-theoretical acting existing vacant derivable forthcoming in hand profit-making sane orderly systematic solvent equipped solid plain unromantic factual unidealistic turning rolling stirring pushing movable simmering progressive traveling engaged flowing exertive travelling astir involved probable graspable winnable spendable down-to-earth level-headed matter-of-fact real-world bankable -worthy vigorous alert spirited alive and kicking lively animated spry on the go occupational vibrant diligent sprightly nimble in play at work non-inert non-passive within the bounds of possibility within the realms of possibility nuts and bolts both feet on the ground step-by-step self-sustaining sustaining assisting paying well commercially successful saving vivacious quick well-oiled bright-eyed and bushy-tailed full of beans standing indicative at play

Adjective

Used or accepted broadly
prevailing current prevalent usual common customary general popular established set widespread existing ordinary fashionable commonest mainstream rife accepted acknowledged conventional going predominating recognised recognized ruling standard stock dominant influential main operative preponderating principal all-embracing catholic comprehensive ecumenical familiar in circulation in style normal predominant preponderant rampant regnant regular steady sweeping universal worldwide in fashion in vogue by the numbers typical traditional accustomed routine orthodox everyday wonted habitual commonplace expected average fixed settled ubiquitous run-of-the-mill frequent natural public confirmed pervasive received quotidian regulation workaday garden-variety unexceptional prosaic unremarkable daily endemic standard-issue extensive approved canonical classical household staple sanctioned cut-and-dried cut-and-dry characteristic time-honoured predictable vanilla day-to-day overall well-known typic well worn prescriptive time-honored authorized classic understood traditionalist basic true admitted long-established plain well established chronic authorised common or garden about garden variety present conformist official majority broad pervading shared acceptable well-established humdrum constant representative formal favorite favourite formulaic old-fashioned traditionalistic across the board in the air unoriginal sound stipulated matter-of-course numerous mundane derivative in force archetypal archetypical profuse bog-standard agreed upon favoured lamestream latest extant modern contemporary central wide core valid around net comfortable circulating mediocre undistinguished garden discreet indifferent inconspicuous ongoing reigning agreed middle-of-the-road primary favored great superior repeated ritual plastic grind white-bread simple so-so in existence happening going on abroad orderly methodical afoot standardised standardized endorsed wont sop recurring uneventful in use generic tralatitious touted prescribed same old persistent recurrent bruited about making the rounds doing the rounds talked of in general use going around par for the course mutual preferred unopposed passed legit okayed known standard operating procedure in the groove playing it safe according to Hoyle in a rut in established usage on everyone's lips perpetual believed renowned hackneyed recognizable identified documented perceived declared embraced united widely held proverbial like stereotyped reiterated incessant continual allowed realized remembered boilerplate overused trite banal tried and true tried and tested arrived at professed realised recognisable congruous adopted intermutual commutual overworked platitudinous tired monotonous one-size-fits-all pandemic epidemic corny hacky widely recognized commonly accepted generally accepted conservative correct proper dull abundant global plentiful everywhere omnipresent authoritative ready-made insidious raging permeating inescapable penetrating immanent doctrinal readily available worn out old hat widely available worn-out button-down buttoned-down hidebound mossbacked ultraconservative old-line old-school unprogressive standpat reactionary die-hard brassbound paleoconservative archconservative unheretical permeative permeant present everywhere suffusive kosher religious right straight pious punctilious legitimate rightful square many thronged multitudinous dyed-in-the-wool inveterate bien pensant straight arrow in line entrenched according to the book proven historic stable ingrained deep-rooted widely used old old-style officially recognized rooted secure unshakable vested permanent most frequent most usual

Noun

A leading or primary principle, rule, law, or article
principle cornerstone rudiment rule tenet axiom basis foundation basic component constituent element factor stipulation theorem guts heart law nitty-gritty ABCs principium bottom line brass tacks ground rule modus operandi rock bottom coal and ice point of departure sine qua non essence root core base truth kernel groundwork nub crux bedrock essential nucleus ingredient item keystone bottom aspect postulate precept part theory ground piece point cause detail center proposition underpinning facet marrow member truism particular starting point regulation determinant centre dictum formula given fundamental point building block footing fundamental principle principal element doctrine source unit feature premise golden rule beginning absolute meat thrust keynote substance gist section bit portion authority centerpiece nuts and bolts quintessence essentiality infrastructure particle material stem matter standard pith stuff soul lynchpin crown maxim centrepiece main ingredient first principle principal constituent part and parcel aphorism chief ingredient assumption reality code concept origin gnome certainty support reason attribute apothegm warp seat backbone fountainhead thing fount nexus key basics antecedent rest established fact view hint drop subdivision trace pivot sum quick net strand integrant nubbin integral part warp and woof meat and potatoes mainstay reg fundamentals adage bylaw rudiments principles statement thesis deduction hypothesis essentials apophthegm donnée saying idea model preliminary device proverb moral axioma saw integral making component part makings additive contents fixing innards value form verity philosophy proposal lemma conjecture belief prescript genesis accepted truth general truth criterion beginnings motivation motive potential dogma ethic grounding bed start germ wellspring seedbed fact practicality foot substructure ABC hard fact potential for inkling suspicion guiding principle bull's-eye fundament conception seed spark conceit unchanging state of affairs unchanging factor unchanging situation constant consideration characteristic circumstance influence resting place fons et origo dynamic issue dimension quality instrument property instrumentality condition rationale institution roots integrand trait subcomponent means spring medium vehicle organization carrier module organisation principal contributing factor determining factor well head important part chief constituent primary element explanation background key component mainspring substratum seating basement lifeblood pedestal linchpin hub significance main idea focus sum and substance prop stand heart of the matter anchor understructure spirit import body meaning pillar staple burden central part focal point name of the game floor system foundation stone chief nature life scheme foundations preliminaries locus epicenter axis supposition being bread and butter importance presupposition stay sense presumption plan fiber theme postulation grounds quiddity first principles grammar embryo score elements epicentre plinth vital element key element tenor topic fibre surmise gravamen upshot speculation basic principles alphabet conclusion long and short underlayer director undergirding base position co-ordinator underpinnings platform stage groundwall drift central component driving force bridgehead foothold nadir holder rules laws cornerstones direction moment meaningfulness egg organism incipient rudimentary version axioms shelf trestle validity content consequence power soundness pier main theme central idea central theme subject bearing summary short force eye basic idea defining characteristic essential element essential feature salient point policy line concreteness clout realities practicalities facts crux of the matter ground rules details deepest part lowest part frame rack important point omphalos navel prominence magnitude answer spotlight general picture punch line nature of the beast mecca capital midpoint middle central cynosure ball game embodiment bracket tripod hook brace sum total target highlight solution secret ethos assertion argument stress hard facts ABC's necessities cue bull's eye forefront showpiece attraction emphasis character manifestation ground zero nerve center constitution if datum hypothetical pediment grain structure actuality most important part ticket income outcome determination loss profit mass vein entity thought premiss representation personification symbol realization realisation incarnation exemplification first steps virtuality caliber calibre essentia timber esse main beginning bud science the three R's posit evidence apriorism proof main point fundamental nature basic quality bulk weight central point rallying point centre of attention center of attention hot spot end result end product indispensable content whole story key point last word final decision what it's all about main thing clue recipe guide intrinsic nature essential part fundamental quality basic characteristic animating spirit vital spirit strength life force moving force moving spirit élan vital generality majority total whole brunt name of game method blueprint be-all and end-all requisite precondition technique heft preponderance codification systemization notion contention main part position approach formularization interpretation inference suggestion attribution opinion major part principal part lion's share guess layout assignment derivation shot in the dark tentative law educated guess better part best part greater part conditions main ingredients

Antonym of fundamental

fundamental Idiom, Proverb

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