fundamentally

[ fuhn-duh-men-tl-ee ]
/ ˌfʌn dəˈmɛn tl i /

adverb

in a fundamental and essential way; centrally and foundationally: a nine-point plan that will fundamentally transform our system of eldercare.
as regards the basic nature, character, or truth of something; basically and often emphatically: Fundamentally, they just want their independence.

QUIZZES

TAKE THIS QUIZ IF A DAZZLING VOCABULARY IS YOUR DESIDERATUM!

Have the Words of the Day from October 19–25, 2020, made an indelible mark on your memory? Take the quiz to find out!
Question 1 of 7
What does “clement” mean?

Origin of fundamentally

First recorded in 1600–20; fundamental + -ly

OTHER WORDS FROM fundamentally

non·fun·da·men·tal·ly, adverbun·fun·da·men·tal·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for fundamentally

British Dictionary definitions for fundamentally

fundamentally
/ (ˌfʌndəˈmɛntə) /

adverb

in a way that affects the basis or essentials; utterlythe terms of engagement have been fundamentally altered
(sentence modifier) in essence; at heartfundamentally, we want our lives to be safe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012