Antonyms of adj basal

3 senses of basal

Sense 1
radical (vs. cauline), basal -- (especially of leaves; located at the base of a plant or stem; especially arising directly from the root or rootstock or a root-like stem; "basal placentation"; "radical leaves")


Sense 2
basal, base -- (serving as or forming a base; "the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats")

INDIRECT (VIA basic) -> incidental, incident -- ((sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence; "incidental expenses"; "the road will bring other incidental advantages"; "extra duties incidental to the job"; "labor problems incidental to a rapid expansion"; "confusion incidental to a quick change")

Sense 3
basal, primary -- (of primary importance)

INDIRECT (VIA essential) -> inessential, unessential -- (not basic or fundamental)

Similarity of adj basal

3 senses of basal

Sense 1
radical (vs. cauline), basal -- (especially of leaves; located at the base of a plant or stem; especially arising directly from the root or rootstock or a root-like stem; "basal placentation"; "radical leaves")

Sense 2
basal, base -- (serving as or forming a base; "the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats")
       => basic (vs. incidental) -- (pertaining to or constituting a base or basis; "a basic fact"; "the basic ingredients"; "basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities")

Sense 3
basal, primary -- (of primary importance)
       => essential (vs. inessential) -- (basic and fundamental; "the essential feature")

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