basically etymology

English word basically comes from English -ally (Forms adverbs; usually of adjectives ending in -ic.), English basic

Detailed word origin of basically

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ally English (eng) Forms adverbs; usually of adjectives ending in -ic.
basic English (eng) (chemistry) Of or pertaining to a base; having a pH greater than 7.. (slang) Unremarkable or uninteresting; boring; uncool.. Elementary, simple, fundamental, merely functional.. Necessary, essential for life or some process. (military) Basic training.. A necessary commodity, a staple requirement.. An elementary building block, e.g. a fundamental piece of knowledge.
basically English (eng) In a fundamental, essential or basic manner. Used to refer to the most important or fundamental point the speaker is making.

Words with the same origin as basically

Descendants of -ally
automatically dramatically genetically ironically magically physically scientifically specifically tragically