Synonyms for Mainly:


largely (adverb)
mainly (adverb)
essentially, in the main, largely, primarily, chiefly, principally.


most importantly (adverb)


chiefly (noun)
essentially, largely.
mainly (noun)
chiefly, primarily, centrally, in the main, principally.

Other synonyms:

largely. mainly

Usage examples for mainly

  1. Hill's support came mainly from the Northeast; Daniel's, from the West and South. – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  2. The inn has a great green garden at its doors, and if the talk is mainly of fishing, and if every one tells of his monster trout that escaped the net, there is much worse conversation than that. – Angling Sketches by Andrew Lang
  3. Yes; but Charlie thinks the defence will be mainly reserved. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward