mainly

The word “mainly” has 2 syllables: main-ly.

It's pronounced as /ˈmeɪnli/.


What is synonym and antonym for mainly?

In the thesaurus, “mainly” has 8 synonyms and 8 antonyms.

Here are synonyms and antonyms for mainly along with examples of usage in sentences.


Synonyms for mainly

  • basically
  • chiefly
  • generally
  • largely
  • mostly
  • predominantly
  • primarily
  • principally

Antonyms for mainly

  • completely
  • entirely
  • fully
  • just
  • perfectly
  • thoroughly
  • totally
  • wholly

Meanings of mainly

  • adverb
    1. Forcefully, vigorously.
    2. Of the production of a sound: loudly, powerfully.
    3. To a great degree; very much.
    4. Chiefly; for the most part.

Example Sentences

  • She mainly enjoys spending her weekends hiking in the mountains.
  • The diet mainly consists of fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins.
  • The company's success is mainly attributed to its innovative marketing strategies.
  • The town's economy is mainly dependent on tourism during the summer months.
  • He mainly prefers to read science fiction novels, but occasionally enjoys mystery novels as well.

On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to mainly, such as: basically, chiefly, completely, entirely, fully, generally, just.

Make sure to choose synonyms and antonyms that are appropriate for the context of the sentence.


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