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base

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2 showing, expressing, or offered in a spirit of humility or unseemly submissiveness
  • her base obedience to every unprincipled action ordered by her boss
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base, low, vile mean deserving of contempt because of the absence of higher values. base stresses the ignoble and may suggest cruelty, treachery, greed, or grossness.
    • base motives
low may connote crafty cunning, vulgarity, or immorality and regularly implies an outraging of one's sense of decency or propriety.
    • refused to listen to such low talk
vile, the strongest of these words, tends to suggest disgusting depravity or filth.
    • a vile remark

base

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1 an immaterial thing upon which something else rests
  • the firm belief that complete trust is the base of any successful marriage
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2 a place from which an advance (as for military operations) is made
  • The army's base of attack was kept top secret.
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3 a thing or place that is of greatest importance to an activity or interest
  • The base of the industry is California's Silicon Valley.
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where it's at

4 the lowest part, place, or point
  • The base of the mountain extends over a huge area.
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5 the place from which a commander runs operations
  • The army base is three miles down the road.
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base

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to find a basis
  • She based her argument on careful research.
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