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cornerstone

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of cornerstone

  1. an immaterial thing upon which something else rests <a concern for basic human rights was the cornerstone of the president's foreign policy> Synonyms basis, bedrock, bottom, base, footing, foundation, ground, groundwork, keystone, root, underpinning, warp, warp and woofRelated Words anchorage, bed, brace, bulwark, buttress, framework, infrastructure, mount, prop, shore, stay, substratum, substructure, support; assumption, justification, premise (also premiss), presumption, presupposition, rationale, supposition, theory, thesis, warrant; backbone, center, core, base, eye, focus, heart, hub, kernel, keystone, nucleus, seat; essence, quintessence, soul, touchstone





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