1 adv You use fundamentally for emphasis when you are stating an opinion, or when you are making an important or general statement about something.
ADV with cl/group (emphasis)
Fundamentally, women like him for his sensitivity and charming vulnerability..., He can be very charming, but he is fundamentally a bully...
2 adv You use fundamentally to indicate that something affects or relates to the deep, basic nature of something.
ADV with v
He disagreed fundamentally with the President's judgment..., Environmentalists say the treaty is fundamentally flawed.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
at bottom, at heart, basically, essentially, intrinsically, primarily, radically
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