adv. 基本上, 主要地
I'm basically a bit of a square.
A sweetened offer for Harcourt by General Cinema appears to have a good chance of success, analysts said, and should give the troubled publisher a new lease on life by freeing its basically sound businesses from the burden of overwhelming debt.
Basically, it's all a question of upbringing.
at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature