What is another word for mostly?

Pronunciation: [mˈə͡ʊstli] (IPA)

The word "mostly" is used to indicate that something occurs or exists in the majority of cases, but not always. Some synonyms for "mostly" might include: predominantly, largely, mostly, mainly, principally, primarily, mainly, for the most part, in general, on the whole, overall, generally, and typically. All of these words are useful to convey the idea that something is true the majority of the time. Depending on context and tone, some may be more appropriate than others. For instance, "predominantly" suggests a sense of dominance, while "typically" merely suggests a trend.

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What are the hypernyms for Mostly?

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What are the opposite words for mostly?

Antonyms for the word "mostly" include words such as occasionally, rarely, seldom, infrequently, and sometimes. These words show a sense of rarity or randomness, which contrasts with the idea of something being mostly true or common. Occasionally means something happens or occurs from time to time. Rarely and seldom portray a sense of being unusual or unlikely to happen. Infrequently emphasizes the idea of something happening or occurring only occasionally, whereas sometimes suggests there is no pattern to the occurrence. All of these words serve as antonyms to mostly because they describe an absence of frequency, regularity or pattern.

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Usage examples for Mostly

I've spent the greater part of my life here, so it's mostly the traditions I have-they and the portraits.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
I can't tell you all my reasons, Betty; mostly they were coward's reasons.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
Because her heart was with Harry King,-filled with anxiety for him,-she talked mostly of him, and that pleased Larry well; for he, too, had need to speak of Harry.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine

Famous quotes with Mostly

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  • Medical research in the twentieth century mostly takes place in the lab; in the Renaissance, though, researchers went first and foremost to the library to see what the ancients had said.
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