adverb[often as submodifier]
- 1In central or primary respects: two fundamentally different concepts of democracyMore example sentences
basically, elementally, radically; structurally, organically, constitutionally, inherently, intrinsically, materially; vitally, essentially; crucially, centrally, criticallyessentially, in essence, basically, at heart, at bottom, deep down, principally, predominantly, above all, first of all, most of all, first and foremost, on the whole, by and large, substantially; French au fond
- Although many ideas in this work were taken over from Descartes, in one respect he fundamentally disagreed with him.
- The indirectly standardised indices currently used are fundamentally flawed in this respect.
- In doing so it is not the Government's intention to alter fundamentally the scope or operation of the law.
- 1.1 [sentence adverb] Used to make an emphatic statement about the basic truth of something: fundamentally, this is a matter for doctorsMore example sentences
- It is impossible to improve on the statement that, fundamentally, there is only one love.
- For me, fundamentally, I suppose, diversity is about where is truth, where is reality.
- More fundamentally, it may offend the basic principle that the only point of such a plea is to justify a defamatory meaning.