Definition of rudimentary :
1. Of or pertaining to rudiments; consisting in first principles; elementary; initial; as, rudimental essays.
2. Very imperfectly developed; in an early stage of development; embryonic.
primal, start, cardinal, inherent, beginning, elemental, basic, crude, undeveloped, simple, vestigial, key, initial, profound, central, fundamental, original, uncomplete, underlying, basal, incomplete, embryonic, elementary, implicit in, unfinished, rudimental
- His recognition of art as distinguished from nature was far too rudimentary to fit him for a teacher, for his love of facts and detail blinded him to every other aspect of our relations with nature, in the recognition of which consist the highest gifts of the artist. - "The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I", William James Stillman.
- I may not, however, conceal my belief, that there was in it a rudimentary tinge of the pride of those of his ancestors who looked down upon commerce, though not upon oppression, or even on robbery. - "Warlock o' Glenwarlock", George MacDonald.
- In the presence of a rudimentary intelligence, do they still follow that law, or do they now obey another law- the law of a die that is loaded? - "The Breath of Life", John Burroughs.