From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbasicallyba‧sic‧ally /ˈbeɪsɪkli/ ●●●S1 adverb 🔊 🔊 1[sentence adverb] spokenSIMPLE/NOT COMPLICATEDBASIC used to emphasize the most important reason or fact about something, or a simpleexplanation of something 🔊 Basically, I’m just lazy. 🔊 Well, basically, it’s a matter of filling in a few forms. 🔊 I used to see him every night, basically.2BASICin the main or most important ways, without considering additionaldetails or differences syn fundamentally 🔊 All cheeses are made in basically the same way. 🔊 I believe that human beings are basically good. 🔊 Basically, he hadn’t changed at all.
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basically• William Green was basically a family man.• The film appears to be quite complicated but it's basically a lovestory.• The office was very basicallyequipped.• He made films that were designedbasically for the drive-inmovie, to be glimpsed between clinches.• He knew that basically he had enjoyed the carefulbattle of wits.• You got to know the people. ... I don't think you can do the job basically, in an office.• But he says the company basically is in the same predicament it was 10 years ago.• We only took a few shirts and a pair of jeans. That's basically it, really.• The identity of a man is basically no different from that of any other animal.• People are basicallyselfish, angry and mean.• Well, basically, she's just a lot of fun to work with.• Norwegian and Danish are basically the same.• Basically we're looking for someone who can work three afternoons a week.• Basically, you just have to write what the teachers want.