Synonyms of 'mainly'
in the sense of in general
In general, it was the better educated voters who voted Yes in the referendum.
in the sense of in the main
on the whole
In the main, children are taboo in the workplace.
in the sense of largely
I largely work with people who are already motivated.
in the sense of mostly
I am working with mostly highly motivated people.
in the sense of on the whole
On the whole, people are travelling for pleasure much more these days.
in the sense of predominantly
The landscape has remained predominantly rural in appearance.
in the sense of primarily
chiefly or mainly
Public order is primarily an urban problem.
in the sense of principally
This is principally because the major export markets are slowing.
in the sense of substantially
He checked the details given and found them substantially correct.
in the sense of usually
The best information about hotels usually comes from friends.
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Thesaurus for mainly from the Collins English Thesaurus