What is the opposite of basic?

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Adjective
Opposite of of or forming a base or basis
“Walking becomes secondary to other forms of transport when you have a mile to travel.”
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Opposite of elementary, simple or merely functional
“His taste in music is both sophisticated and eclectic.”
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Opposite of offering or constituting the minimum required without elaboration or luxury
“His skills are technically advanced after years of practice.”
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Opposite of easy to decipher or solve
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“We need a person of your intellect to help us solve any complex problems we may encounter.”
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(chemistry) Opposite of having a pH greater than 7
“A blue litmus paper will react to an acidic substance by turning red.”
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Opposite of marked by having a basic or uncomplicated form
“Quite frankly, I think the occasion does call for an outlandish and overtly fancy outfit.”
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Opposite of extremely important, essential
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Opposite of completed before need or a milestone event
“Because everyone was busy, we had to hold a belated birthday party for our brother.”
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Opposite of of the most basic kind
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Opposite of in a crude or unfinished state
“We have provided a detailed summary of all services rendered in the following email.”
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Opposite of at the core or in its most fundamental nature
“The recent discipline of bioethics has developed principles of its own independent of medicine.”
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Opposite of used in reference to a feeling or reaction based on an instinctive emotional response rather than considered thought
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(somewhat rare) Opposite of involving, or limited to, basic principles
“It may seem a little strange in a book on advanced robotics and control systems to have a section on issues such as ethics, philosophy, and morality.”
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Opposite of having no outstanding characteristics
“The X-men are a race of exceptional beings with superpowers.”
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Opposite of essential, innate or inherent to something
“He castigates prize judges for giving the top awards to books for reasons extrinsic to literature.”
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Opposite of crudely constructed, typically in a hasty or improvised manner
“After a month of toiling away with her father on her new playhouse, it looked tidy and organized.”
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Opposite of denotes a composition of a single element
“The number of compound substances is therefore infinite, except on one hypothesis.”
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Opposite of having deep roots
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Opposite of of or relating to inception
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Opposite of based on abstract reasoning
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Opposite of designed to be practical and useful, rather than attractive
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Opposite of in a raw, natural or unrefined state
“Many avoid refined white sugar, using sweeteners like brown rice syrup, fruit juice concentrate or stevia.”
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Opposite of earliest in time or order
“This will be the next, and last, race that you will run, so make it count!”
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(of information, writing, etc.) Opposite of highly factual, especially to the point of being dull
“It is not only a work of beauty but also a richly embellished piece of writing.”
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Opposite of utterly basic, ordinary, or standard
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Opposite of not modified
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Opposite of simple, uncomplicated, primitive, not involving advanced technology
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Opposite of restricted or low in amount or extent
“The real number system consists of all numbers that can be represented by infinite decimals.”
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Opposite of plain, unembellished and straight to the point, often uncomfortably so
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Opposite of incapable of being alienated, surrendered, or transferred to another
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Opposite of farthest down
Noun
(usually in plural form "basics") Opposite of fundamental principles or facts
“Let's not get carried away with the extras for the Christmas decorations.”
Noun
(usually used in plural form "essentials") Opposite of a fundamental element or characteristic
“Frankly, I find the minutia of everyday life much more interesting than the glaring important life-changing events that shape our lives.”
Noun
Opposite of something which is required for a given purpose
“I’ll set aside some money each week, and every nonnecessity I buy will come out of that.”
Noun
Opposite of a leading or primary principle, rule, law, or article
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