Antonyms of adj elementary

2 of 3 senses of elementary

Sense 1
elementary, simple, uncomplicated, unproblematic -- (easy and not involved or complicated; "an elementary problem in statistics"; "elementary, my dear Watson"; "a simple game"; "found an uncomplicated solution to the problem")

INDIRECT (VIA easy) -> difficult, hard -- (not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?")

Sense 3
elementary, elemental, primary -- (of or being the essential or basic part; "an elementary need for love and nurturing")

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")

Similarity of adj elementary

3 senses of elementary

Sense 1
elementary, simple, uncomplicated, unproblematic -- (easy and not involved or complicated; "an elementary problem in statistics"; "elementary, my dear Watson"; "a simple game"; "found an uncomplicated solution to the problem")
       => easy (vs. difficult) -- (posing no difficulty; requiring little effort; "an easy job"; "an easy problem"; "an easy victory"; "the house is easy to heat"; "satisfied with easy answers"; "took the easy way out of his dilemma")

Sense 2
elementary -- (of or pertaining to or characteristic of elementary school or elementary education; "the elementary grades"; "elementary teachers")

Sense 3
elementary, elemental, primary -- (of or being the essential or basic part; "an elementary need for love and nurturing")
       => 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")

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