Synonyms of underlying in English:

underlying


See definition of underlying

adjective

1‘he took issue with the underlying aims of the research’

SYNONYMS

fundamental, basic, basal, primary, prime, first, cardinal, central, principal, chief, key, elementary, elemental, rudimentary, root, intrinsic, essential

ANTONYMS

subordinate

2‘she spoke airily despite an underlying feeling of irritation’

SYNONYMS

latent, lurking, repressed, suppressed, unrevealed, undisclosed, unexpressed, undivulged, concealed, hidden, veiled, masked, shrouded, under wraps

ANTONYMS

overt