Underlying Synonyms and Antonyms

ŭn'dər-lī'ĭng

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Synonyms for Underlying

Present or potential but not evident or active:
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Depending on itself; independent.
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Being lower but not directly beneath
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Arising from or going to the root or source
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Being the source from which a copy, reproduction, or translation is made.
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Vital to the resolution of a crisis or the determination of an outcome:
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Arising from or going to the root or source
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in the nature of something though not readily apparent
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Of, or relating to a foundation or foundations
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Being in the basic form; showing its essence.
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Of, or having the nature of, a rudiment or rudiments
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Utmost; extreme:
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Under, lower.
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Relating to, or characteristic of life.
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(Bot.) Growing from the base of a stem
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Pertaining to the basic or intrinsic nature of something.
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Of, relating to, or constituting the basic, essential, or fundamental part:
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Of or produced by the mind rather than learned through experience:
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The definition of inherent is an essential quality that is part of a person or thing.
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Of, being, or serving as a starting point or basis:
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Not derived from something else; primary or basic:
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Arising from or going to the root or source
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Of the lowest degree, quality, rank, or amount:
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Fundamental is defined as something that is basic or essential.
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The first in a group or series.
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Basic and powerful; not subtle or refined; primal
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Having a bright red color (from the color of a Catholic cardinal's cassock).
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Antonyms for Underlying

Possessing some quality, or having been subject to some operation (as substitution), in the second degree; as, a secondary salt, a secondary amine, etc. Compare primary.
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Words Related to Underlying

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Relating to or occurring on or near the surface of the earth.
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