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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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Judge Michael White said the children were at the "mercy" of their teacher and described Curran as "calculated, deceitful and clever" and "a determined paedophile who cruelly violated them in the basest way".
This involved visual gags of the basest sort - Charlie falling in a puddle of mud while showing off his biking skills, the pair being soaked by a van driving through a puddle.
Stripped down to the dumbest fundamentals of the family thriller genre, the movie plays like it's been test-screened to appeal within microns of audiences' basest common instincts.
By the end of our time we'd lost our moral authority and were suspected of the basest motives.
Nine men saw him jailed for 12 years as he was told by a judge he had violated them as boys "in the basest way".
Until the advent of modern psychology, the idea of there being no such thing as right and wrong was confined to the minds of the basest criminals.
But a spokesman for Scotland Against Drugs said: "This is just a silly boy who is trying to appeal to the basest instincts of impressionable youngsters.
Apart from insulting the skilful doctors who actually saved his life, this statement appealed to the basest medieval superstition.
But writer George Zaloom and director Richard Benjamin transform it into the basest of cartoonish sitcom japery, listlessly mixing up a party run amok by crashers, the lone cop car on duty in New York City traversing the city to investigate a homicide - which is really just teen girls shrieking at heartthrob Joe Namath, a gun-toting TV engineer, an apoplectic bookie and a bar full of rabid fans.
He offered nothing other than the basest of entertainment to an audience that lacked any discernment.
Mr Blair is leading his pack through the thickets of the Commons legislative procedure for the basest of motives: he wants to placate his own mob which has grown uppity of late.
But lost in his blustering tirades over the years has been the fact that his oddball mix of Howlin' Wolf, Wolfman Jack and Foghorn Leghorn is based on blues, country and rock at its basest and most basic.
Bob Hogg, a former Australian Labor Party campaigner, predicted: "They will play to the basest opinions in the coming weeks.