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base

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of base

  1. 1 not following or in accordance with standards of honor and decency a base and sneaky act that is a clear violation of international law Synonyms of base ignoble, contemptible, currish, despicable, detestable, dirty, dishonorable, execrable, ignominious, low, low-down, low-minded, mean, nasty, paltry, snide, sordid, vile, wretchedWords Related to base bad, black, evil, foul, immoral, iniquitous, miscreant, wicked, wrong; cruel, vicious; blamable, blameworthy, censurable, reprehensible; corrupt, debased, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dissolute, perverted; atrocious, villainous; unethical, unprincipled, unscrupulous; discreditable, disgraceful, disreputable, shameful, unworthyNear Antonyms of base ethical, honest, just, principled, righteous, right-minded, scrupulous; commendable, excellent, exemplary, good, moral, right; decent, proper, reputable, respectable, seemly; blameless, guiltless; incorruptible, irreproachable; uncorrupted, unerringAntonyms of base high, high-minded, honorable, lofty, noble, straight, upright, venerable, virtuous

  2. 2 showing, expressing, or offered in a spirit of humility or unseemly submissiveness her base obedience to every unprincipled action ordered by her boss Synonyms of base abject, humble, menial, servile, slavishWords Related to base hangdog, lamblike, sheepish; demure, lowly, meek, modest, retiring, unassuming, unpretentious; fawning, sycophant, sycophantic, toadyishNear Antonyms of base arrogant, haughty, high-handed, imperious, lordly, supercilious, superior, uppity

Synonym Discussion of base

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

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of base

  1. 1 an immaterial thing upon which something else rests the firm belief that complete trust between husband and wife is the base of any successful marriage Synonyms of base basis, bedrock, bottom, cornerstone, footing, foundation, ground, groundwork, keystone, root, underpinning, warp, warp and woof Words Related to base 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, cornerstone, eye, focus, heart, hub, kernel, keystone, nucleus, seat; essence, quintessence, soul, touchstone

  2. 2 a place from which an advance (as for military operations) is made the army's base of attack was kept top secret until the battle began Synonyms of base bridgehead, foothold Words Related to base staging area, staging ground; beachhead, camp, center, emplacement, footing, front, headquarters, installation, station; airbase; bastion, fastness, fortress, stronghold; battlefront, field; toehold

  3. 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 Synonyms of base axis, center, capital, central, core, cynosure, epicenter, eye, focus, ground zero, heart, hub, locus, mecca, navel, nerve center, nexus, nucleus, omphalos, seatWords Related to base headquarters; happy hunting ground, hive, hotbed, hot spot, playground, playland; kernel, nub, pith; deep, thick; essence, quintessence, soul; attraction, lodestone (also loadstone), magnet, polestar

  4. 4 the lowest part, place, or point the base of the mountain extends over a huge area Synonyms of base bottom, basement, foot, nadir, rock bottomWords Related to base basis, bed, bedrock, foundation, ground, groundwork, keystone, seat, underpinningNear Antonyms of base acme, apex, climax, crest, culmination, height, meridian, peak, pinnacle, summit, tip, tip-top, zenithAntonyms of base head, top, vertex

  5. 5 the place from which a commander runs operations the army base is three miles down the road Synonyms of base command, command post, headquartersWords Related to base home, seat


base

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of base

  1. to find a basis she based her argument against the death penalty on careful research Synonyms of base ground, hang, predicate, rest Words Related to base establish, found; assume, postulate, premise, presume, presuppose, suppose



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