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Synonyms of basic in English:


  • 1 basic human rights
    fundamental, essential, primary, principal, cardinal, elementary, elemental, quintessential, intrinsic, central, pivotal, critical, key, focal;
    vital, necessary, indispensable
    [Antonyms] secondary, unimportant
  • 2 basic cooking facilities
    plain, simple, unsophisticated, straightforward, adequate;
    unadorned, undecorated, unornamented, without frills;
    spartan, stark, severe, austere, limited, meager, rudimentary, patchy, sketchy, minimal;
    unfussy, homely, homespun, meat-and-potatoes, bread-and-butter;
    [Antonyms] elaborate
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