Synonyms of basic in English:

basic


See definition of basic

adjective

1‘the basic principles of criminal law’

SYNONYMS

fundamental, rudimentary, primary, principal, cardinal, chief, elementary, elemental, root

central, pivotal, critical, key, focal, salient, staple

essential, quintessential, bare-bones, stripped down, cut down, vital, necessary, indispensable, foundational, intrinsic, underlying, ingrained

ANTONYMS

secondary, unimportant

2‘she got a basic salary plus a commission’

SYNONYMS

lowest, bottom, starting, ground, undermost

without commission

3‘all the rooms have basic cooking facilities’

SYNONYMS

plain, simple, unsophisticated, straightforward, adequate, unadorned, undecorated, unornamented, without frills

spartan, sparse, stark, severe, austere, limited, meagre, rudimentary, patchy, sketchy, minimal

modest, ordinary, unpretentious, unostentatious, unfussy, homely, homespun

rough, rough and ready, rough-hewn, crude, makeshift

restrained, muted

informal bog-standard

ANTONYMS

elaborate