Adjective Definition


1.Definition: (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal

"Base coins of aluminum", "A base metal"

2.Definition: debased; not genuine

"An attempt to eliminate the base coinage"

3.Definition: having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality

"That liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble"

Related Adjective(s):mean, meanspirited

4.Definition: illegitimate

Related Adjective(s):baseborn

5.Definition: not adhering to ethical or moral principles

"Base and unpatriotic motives", "A base, degrading way of life"

Related Adjective(s):immoral

6.Definition: of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)

"Baseborn wretches with dirty faces"

Related Adjective(s):baseborn, humble, lowly

7.Definition: serving as or forming a base

"The painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats"

Related Adjective(s):basal

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