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Natural, basic and essential - thesaurus

Synonyms

basic

adjective

forming the main or most important part of something, without which it cannot really exist

fundamental

adjective

relating to the basic nature or character of something

natural

adjective

not changed from a natural state by production or growing methods

naturally

adverb

as a basic quality or feature of someone or something

essential

adjective

the essential features of something are its most basic and typical features

raw

adjective

raw substances have not been changed by any chemical processes

raw

adjective

basic and natural, and not developed or made more pleasant or satisfactory

inherent

adjective

an inherent quality is a basic or essential feature that gives something its character

integral

adjective

forming an essential part of something and needed to make it complete

fundamentally

adverb

in a very important or basic way

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bare

adjective

basic, with nothing extra

bread-and-butter

adjective

very important or the most basic

core

adjective

most important, or most basic

elemental

adjective

powerful and basic, especially because of being connected with the forces of nature

elementary

adjective

relating to the most basic and important part of something

fundamentally

adverb

used for emphasizing the basic nature or character of something

inbuilt

adjective

existing as a natural or basic part of something

intrinsic

adjective

formal relating to the essential qualities or features of something or someone

irreducible

adjective

formal impossible to make smaller, simpler, or less important

meat-and-potatoes

adjective

mainly Americaninformal basic and simple

rudimentary

adjective

basic, and not detailed or developed

stripped-down

adjective

keeping only the most essential parts and nothing extra

ultimate

adjective

relating to the origins or basic form of something

unadulterated

adjective

in a pure form with nothing added

unbleached

adjective

not made whiter by chemical treatment

unrefined

adjective

unrefined products such as sugar and oil have not been changed from their natural state

untreated

adjective

in a natural state, and perhaps harmful

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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