Basic vs Super - What's the difference?

basic | super |

As adjectives the difference between basic and super

is that basic is basic while super is super.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en adjective)
  • Necessary, essential for life or some process.
  • Flour is a basic ingredient of bread.
  • Elementary, simple, fundamental, merely functional.
  • The Hotel Sparta’s accommodation is purely basic .
  • (chemistry) Of or pertaining to a base; having a pH greater than 7.
  • (slang) Vapid, boring, or uncool.
  • * 2011 , (Kreayshawn), "(Gucci Gucci)", (w, Somethin' 'Bout Kreay) :
  • Gucci Gucci, Louis Louis, Fendi Fendi, Prada / Them basic bitches wear that shit, so I don't even bother
  • * 2013 , Sam Stryker, " Why Does Everyone Hate Anne Hathaway?", The Observer (University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College), Volume 46, Issue 101, 1 March 2013, page 11:
  • I'm not saying people are jealous of Hathaway because she is so perfect. Yes, she does have it all — husband, healthy career, good looks. But she doesn't do anything in an "awesome" way. She's basic .
  • * 2014 , Trevor Thrall, " Firing Line: Rowling says ‘JK,’ Ron and Hermione not meant to be", The Daily Campus (Southern Methodist University), Volume 99, Issue 54, 3 February 2014, page 4:
  • And what can be said about Ginny? She’s basic . My guess is that she spends her time drinking pumpkin spice lattes and watching “Pretty Little Liars.” The Chosen One is way out of her quidditch league.
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  • Synonyms

    * See also * (chemistry) alkaline


    * (chemistry) acidic

    Derived terms

    * basically * BASIC


    (en noun)
  • A necessary commodity, a staple requirement.
  • Rice is a basic for many Asian villagers.
  • An elementary building block, e.g. a fundamental piece of knowledge.
  • Arithmetic is a basic for the study of mathematics.
  • (military) Basic training.
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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .


  • Of excellent quality, superfine.
  • better than average, better than usual; wonderful.
  • Synonyms
    * (better) awesome, excellent
    Derived terms
    * super-duper * supercunt


  • (informal) Very; extremely (used like the prefix super- ).
  • The party was super awesome.

    Etymology 2

    From (superintendent)


    (en noun)
  • (informal, Northeastern US) Abbreviation of superintendent in the sense of a building's resident manager, sometimes clarified as "building super".
  • Etymology 3

    From (superannuation)


  • (Australia, New Zealand, informal, uncountable) Short form of superannuation, the Australian/New Zealand retirement benefits or pension scheme.
  • Jane looked forward to collecting a large super payout when she retired.

    Etymology 4

    Shortened form of (superhive).


    (en noun)
  • (beekeeping) An empty box placed above the existing boxes of the beehive in order to allow the colony to expand or store additional honey.
  • Synonyms
    * (beekeeping) duplet
    * (beekeeping) nadir


    (en verb)
  • (beekeeping) To add or to place a atop the existing boxes of the beehive.
  • * 1917 Dadant, C. P., First Lessons in Beekeeping ; revised & rewritten edition, 1968, by M. G. Dadant and J. C. Dadant, p 73:
  • The question is: when is the best time to super ?

    Etymology 5

    Shortened form of (superhero).


    (en noun)
  • (comics, slang) superhero.
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  • Etymology 6

    Shortened form of (supernumerary).


    (en noun)
  • (theatre) Someone outside the normal company, but appearing on stage with no lines to speak.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1905, author=
  • , title= , chapter=2 citation , passage=For this scene, a large number of supers are engaged, and in order to further swell the crowd, practically all the available stage hands have to ‘walk on’ dressed in various coloured dominoes, and all wearing masks.}}


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