fundamentally fundamentally  /ˌfən də ˈmɛn tə li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in essence; at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But I fundamentally think the people will not vote based upon someone's gender or their race, or their religion, for that matter.
  2. A left-wing extremist exhibits many, but not necessarily all, of the following attributes: --believes the United States is a fundamentally negative force in the world.
  3. In physiology and biology this quicker, more ample response to meats than to breads seems to confirm the popular belief that man is fundamentally more carnivorous than herbivorous.

News

  1. TV Picks: 'Futurama,' 'The Hustle,' child activists, 'Wilfred'

    "Futurama" (Comedy Central, Wednesdays). Science fiction and comedy are "like that." (Writer crosses fingers to indicate closeness.) Each takes emerging facts to their extreme, often absurd conclusions; both are fundamentally philosophical — though each has time for exhilarating idiocy — and in imagining what might be, each takes the measure of what is. "1984" was about "1948," and "Brave New ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Jonathan Burton's Life Savings: Income hunters: Bank on this dividend stock play

    Paying a dividend vs. buying back shares is a debate investors should feel fortunate about. Companies with such a choice are fundamentally sound, and those that can do both simultaneously are even stronger, writes Jonathan Burton.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Market Watch

  3. Storage Wars: Government’s Vast Lockers of Data Threaten Basic Individual Freedoms

    I’m going to try to tie together strands of information NSA-style and see if a pattern emerges. I will be looking for signs that America’s historic definition and understanding of privacy are being eroded. I will also try to understand if that erosion could fundamentally alter an individual American’s relationship to government power.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "We believe this verdict is fundamentally wrong and will aggressively seek to have it reversed," Disney said in an e- mailed statement.
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Walt Disney Source: Bloomberg

  2. "Now think about that -- I guess if you think that being rich means you gotta make $5 million, and if you don't know how many houses you have, then it's not surprising that you might think the economy is fundamentally strong," Obama said...
    on Aug 21, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN International

  3. "This oil threatens not only our coast and our wetlands, this oil fundamentally threatens our way of life in southeastern Louisiana," said Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.
    on May 24, 2010 By: Bobby Jindal Source: New York Daily News

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