Synonyms of underlying in English:

underlying


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See Spanish definition of subyacente

adjective

1‘he took issue with the underlying aims of the research’

SYNONYMS
fundamental, basic, basal, primary, prime, first, cardinal, central, principal, chief, key, elementary, elemental, rudimentary, root, intrinsic, essential
ANTONYMS

subordinate

2‘she spoke airily despite an underlying feeling of irritation’

SYNONYMS
latent, lurking, repressed, suppressed, unrevealed, undisclosed, unexpressed, undivulged, concealed, hidden, veiled, masked, shrouded, under wraps
ANTONYMS

overt