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Correct spelling:
basically
Definition:
at bottom or by one's ( or its) very nature; " He is basically dishonest"; " the argument was essentially a technical one"; " for all his bluster he is in essence a shy person"

Synonyms:

adverb
all
basically, essentially, fundamentally.
fundamentally
at heart, essentially, firstly, in essence, inherently, intrinsically, mostly, primarily, radically, at the bottom, in substance.
inwardly
within.
originally
radically.
purely
angelically, austerely, barely, chastely, cleanly, elementarily, essentially, faultlessly, fundamentally, immaculately, innocently, plainly, primarily, purely, simply, spotlessly, starkly, virtuously, Aboriginally, Atomically, Indivisibly, Stainlessly, formatively, guiltlessly, irreducibly, sinlessly.
severely
abruptly, acutely, ascetically, bleakly, bluntly, briskly, brusquely, caustically, coolly, correctly, crisply, critically, curtly, cuttingly, demandingly, dourly, dryly, frostily, grimly, gruffly, harshly, icily, imperially, intensely, intolerantly, keenly, meticulously, oppressively, piquantly, precisely, rigorously, severely, sharply, shortly, sparely, sternly, strictly, stringently, tartly, Acrimoniously, Leanly, Rawly, acerbically, exactingly, matter-of-factly.
topically
axiomatically, conceptually, hypothetically, thematically, theoretically, topically.
virtually
effectually.
adverb
at heart
at bottom, in spite of appearance.
by nature
inwardly.
for all practical purposes
virtually.
initially
originally.
in reality
at heart.
inwardly
deep down.
mainly
principally.
originally
at first, at the start, in the beginning, in the first place, primitively, radically, to begin with, incipiently, by birth, at the outset, begin with, by origin, in first place.
principally
dominantly, first and foremost, first of all, for the most part, importantly, in the main, pre-eminently, superlatively, supremely, vitally, Prevailingly, Prevalently, cardinally, before anything else, to a great degree.
purely
angelically, austerely, barely, chastely, cleanly, elementarily, essentially, faultlessly, fundamentally, immaculately, innocently, plainly, primarily, purely, simply, spotlessly, starkly, virtuously, Aboriginally, Atomically, Indivisibly, Stainlessly, formatively, guiltlessly, irreducibly, sinlessly.
severely
abruptly, acutely, ascetically, austerely, bleakly, bluntly, briskly, brusquely, caustically, coolly, correctly, crisply, critically, curtly, cuttingly, demandingly, dourly, dryly, frostily, fundamentally, grimly, gruffly, harshly, icily, imperially, intensely, intolerantly, keenly, meticulously, oppressively, piquantly, precisely, rigorously, severely, sharply, shortly, sparely, starkly, sternly, strictly, stringently, tartly, Acrimoniously, Leanly, Rawly, acerbically, exactingly, matter-of-factly.
topically
axiomatically, conceptually, hypothetically, thematically, theoretically, topically.
virtually
guesstimate, not absolutely, in the ballpark, in the neighborhood, give or take a little, in all but name, in neighborhood, in substance, upwards of, not actually, something like.
noun
basically
au fond, essentially, fundamentally, in essence.
fundamentally
radically.
Examples of usage:
  1. The Homer she had first known could never have ridden, roughshod, over the basically gentle Dr. Smythe. – Border, Breed Nor Birth by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  2. The course which basically comprised lectures and demonstrations started with a talk by the tall, thin, long- haired Nandakumar Kamat. – Free from School by Rahul Alvares
  3. Since you all know what we think it basically should be, there is no need to repeat it. – The Galaxy Primes by Edward Elmer Smith
  4. I'm quite likely to stick to first conclusions, he finished, and your inference is basically wrong. – Then I'll Come Back to You by Larry Evans
  5. In " Social Classes" Sumner defined and emphasized the basically important role in our social and economic development played by " The Forgotten Man." – What Social Classes Owe to Each Other by William Graham Sumner

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