Definition of at root in English:

at root

Basically; fundamentally: it is a moral question at root
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  • Despite the length of my approach to it the question is, at root, quite a short one.
  • And if in spite or because of new learning people still inhabit that universe then it's going to have a very profound effect on whether you accept at root the fundamental principles of western psychology for dealing with your problems.
  • But because the subordination is inspired at root by anxiety and denial, it is not a peaceable subordination.
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