Simply vs Basically - What's the difference?

simply | basically |


As adverbs the difference between simply and basically

is that simply is (manner) in a simple way or state; considered in or by itself; without addition; alone while basically is in a fundamental, essential or basic manner.

simply

English

Adverb

(en adverb)
  • (manner) In a simple way or state; considered in or by itself; without addition; alone.
  • (manner) Plainly; without art or subtlety; clearly; obviously; unquestionably.
  • (manner) Weakly; foolishly; stupidly.
  • (Johnson)
  • (focus) Merely; solely.
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  • (degree) absolutely, positively.
  • (speech act) Frankly.
  • Antonyms

    * complexly

    basically

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • in a fundamental, essential or basic manner
  • They've added some fancy features, but it's basically still a car.