This is the word you use when you want to explain something but don't actually have any depth of knowledge. Just say 'basically' a whole bunch and everyone will still think you're super smart and thank you for shielding them from potentially complex concepts.
You: Sure I can explain nuclear fission. You basically have like neutrons and electrons and whatever and they basically go buckwild on each other and that make heat

Your idiot friends: you are a gentleman and a scholar
by cuddlebottoms March 31, 2011
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only interested in things mainstream, popular, and trending
Omg BAE is so basic. all she wants to do is drink pumpkin spice lattes and play candy crush.
by itsmeeeeeyo January 03, 2015
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Noun:
When someone does something extremely basic.

Generally used to call out a basic action.
"That was so average, the absolute basicality!"
by C_Jackson October 31, 2017
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1. Used to describe someone devoid of defining characteristics that might make a person interesting, extraordinary, or just simply worth devoting time or attention to.

2. Lacking intelligence and unable to socialize on even an elementary level.

3. Annoyingly frustrating because of the above
Oh her? Don't even worry about her, girl. She's so basic.

I tried to get to know him, but after I spent 10 minutes with him, I realized he was too basic for me to waste time on.

Is there anything unique or special about her? I have a feeling she's pretty basic...

He's probably the dumbest person on earth. Too basic to even carry on a semi-intelligent conversation.

I cannot deal with basic people. I get so frustrated by their basicness!
by wowlancer April 03, 2013
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When you suspect someone of being an idiot, count how many times they say 'basically' when talking.
So, basically, at the end of the day, when all's said and done, basically, my vocabluary is really really basic.
by Blitz-Matt February 02, 2004
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Someone who is Basic is a total follower; a person that cannot make their own decisions or think for themselves. They are usually a townie who, in the unlikely event gets up enough courage to leave town, will no doubt be back within a year when they can’t cut it and are eaten alive. There is nothing standout about this person, as they like whatever is “cool” and mainstream at the time be it fashion, music, TV shows, etc. This dull, shell of a person participates in “group think” even as an adult. A Basic Bitch most likely wears leggings as pants, loves Starbucks, and watches shows like “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” and “Real Housewives.” A Basic Bro (who is also a Bitch) can be seen sporting the bro-uniform blue button downs, “loves sports,” listens to Country (because it’s “cool” now), and reads Maxim.
Check out that pack of Basic Bro's wearing the same blue button down. They must have gotten dressed together this morning.
by scrotey13 May 17, 2015
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