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Synonyms for base

Synonyms for base

that on which something immaterial, such as an argument or a charge, rests

a fundamental principle or underlying concept

a center of organization, supply, or activity

the main part of a word to which affixes are attached

having or proceeding from low moral standards

lacking high station or birth

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the bottom or lowest part

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(anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment

a lower limit

the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained

a support or foundation

any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water

the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed

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the most important or necessary part of something

(numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place

the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end

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a terrorist network intensely opposed to the United States that dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist groups

(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed

the principal ingredient of a mixture

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a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit

(electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector

use as a basis for

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situate as a center of operations

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use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes

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serving as or forming a base

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of low birth or station ('base' is archaic in this sense)

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(used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal

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not adhering to ethical or moral principles

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having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality

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illegitimate

debased

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History is replete with instances of individuals who attained great popularity by appealing to the basest instincts of their target audience and some of them have ended up doing great disservice to society.
But there's a fine line between catering to the public and pandering to their basest instincts.
Repeated attacks on women reveal the basest and most vile nature of man.
However, you simply cannot talk to wild animals in the garb of humans who draw on obscure and even non-existent religious precedents and kill innocent people, motivated by nothing but the basest levels of reactivity, retaliation and revenge.
An advocate of the use of force against the Arab nations, he has supplemented this with the use of the basest forms of treachery, offering peace to the Arabs, while at the same time unleashing unproved attacks against their frontiers.
As happened in August last year, those tempted to unleash mayhem on Birmingham must restrain their basest instincts.
These beings embody the allegorical visualization of our own desire to consistently alter our reality--to elevate humanity from its basest, most primal level--by pointing to the very perversions that motivate these drives.
Channel 4's major pullers tend to be tasteless freakshows that pander to our basest instincts - Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, Embarrassing Bodies and, in previous years, Big Brother - and it had just one show with an audience over eight million last year.
The dialogue is frequently savage, throwing the basest human instincts back in our faces, but the results are compelling, wonderfully observed and often darkly funny.
Certainly the Irishman - whose play is performed as part of the Liverpool Irish Festival - puts his mentor James Joyce to shame with his economical but vivid use of words: the literary description interspersed with some of the basest language, and some of the most poetic renderings of bodily functions.
It follows Dr Faust (played by Johannes Zeiler) as he pursues his basest instincts in a frantic search for power and love.
Representatives of the video game industry, which currently takes in $10 billion per year, were crowing Monday about how the court's ruling protects the "constitutional rights" of its customers but in reality, all they care about is their bottom line, and they're not the least bit shy about appealing to some of our basest instincts to fatten it up.
Lawyers for Watkins accused Woolas of employing an election strategy "of the basest kind" which stirred up racial tensions in an area that had seen race riots in 2001.
Mr Woolas is being accused by lawyers for political opponent Mr Watkins of employing a strategy to get elected ''of the basest kind''''.
Not helped by an economic crisis and self-interested politicians, the discussion on race reverted to its basest form.