mainly[ meyn-lee ]SEE DEFINITION OF mainly
Synonyms for mainly | adv.for the most part
- above all
- first and foremost
- in general
- in the main
- most of all
- on the whole
- to the greatest extent
Antonyms for mainly | adv.for the most part
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MAINLY
Opera at both houses had been killed, mainly by the folly of party strife.
Mainly we laid on our backs and talked; we didn't want to go to sleep.
If it was mainly invented by Wheatstone, it was chiefly introduced by Cooke.
That is mainly why I wished to see you—to say good-by, for the time.
The New Englanders were mainly farmers, hunters, and fishermen.
Like every highly cultivated man, he must be mainly self-educated.
What followed was mainly the consequence of his indefatigable constancy.
But I am mainly concerned just now in trying to see facts clearly.
He supported, mainly, his mother and a younger brother and sister.
But these are mainly in outline, with little attempt to achieve tones.
RELATED WORDS AND SYNONYMS FOR MAINLY
- above all
- before all else
- in particular
- in specie
- as a rule
- by and large
- in a big way
- in a grand manner
- on a large scale