Basically vs Chiefly - What's the difference?

basically | chiefly |


As adverbs the difference between basically and chiefly

is that basically is in a fundamental, essential or basic manner while chiefly is (focus) especially or primarily; above all.

As an adjective chiefly is

of, or relating to a chief.

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.

    chiefly

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • (focus) especially or primarily; above all
  • (focus) mainly or principally; almost entirely
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • of, or relating to a chief
  • English focus adverbs