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underlying

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of underlying

  1. of or relating to the simplest facts or theories of a subject the underlying differences between democracy and dictatorship Synonyms of underlying abecedarian, basal, basic, beginning, elemental, essential, fundamental, introductory, meat-and-potatoes, rudimental, rudimentary, elementaryWords Related to underlying primal, primary, prime, simple; crude, primeval, primitive, primordial, rude, uncomplicated; preliminary, preparatory; crucial, important, keyNear Antonyms of underlying complex, sophisticated; complicated, convoluted, detailed, elaborate, extensive, intricate; developed, evolved, high, higher, refinedAntonyms of underlying advanced



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