View synonyms for fundamentally


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  1. in a fundamental and essential way; centrally and foundationally:

    a nine-point plan that will fundamentally transform our system of eldercare.

  2. as regards the basic nature, character, or truth of something; basically and often emphatically:

    Fundamentally, they just want their independence.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of fundamentally1

First recorded in 1600–20; fundamental ( def ) + -ly ( def )
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Example Sentences

Sculptors Davide Prete and Warren Chambers offer eloquent sculptures that share some attributes yet are fundamentally different.

Because it’s fundamentally integrated into Unreal Engine on the whole, it can take advantage of some of the features baked into the platform.

We are of the principle that what works for acquisition fundamentally works for retention as well.

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I ask, thinking back on our numerous conversations about how a high-speed, comfortable, enclosed lift to the summit will fundamentally change the King’s no-frills, low-key vibe.

To the founders, YC’s backing validates Djamo’s premise that financial service distribution across the Francophone Africa region is fundamentally changing towards applications.

“It fundamentally changes the architecture of forest canopies,” says Watson.

Complementarity also means, of course, than men and women are fundamentally different.

The two-state solution, if implemented, fundamentally discredits the whole concept of a conspiracy against Islam.

And these initiatives represent an effort to fundamentally rethink our landscape.

But surely expanding reproductive choice is fundamentally feminist.

It makes one believe that fundamentally the country must be sound—that unswerving fidelity to an ideal.

The pupils will see that the above method is fundamentally unlike the ordinary question and answer method.

The book seems destined to live longer than any written by the author to date, because it is so sane and so fundamentally true.

What claims then have colored men, based upon the principles set forth, as fundamentally entitled to citizenship?

From this you can conclude that if you are antipathetic to me, this antipathy proceeds fundamentally from myself.





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