Thesaurus

elemental

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of elemental

of or relating to the simplest facts or theories of a subject
  • even if you're not planning on becoming a scientist, you should have an elemental knowledge of chemistry

Synonyms for elemental

Words Related to elemental

Near Antonyms for elemental

Antonyms for elemental

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About elemental

Time Traveler for elemental

Time Traveler

The first known use of elemental was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Thesaurus Entries Near elemental

element

elemental

elementally

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Elemental.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/elemental. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on elemental

Nglish: Translation of elemental for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of elemental for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!