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Syn. chiefly, mainly, essentially, substantially, materially, eminently, pre-eminently, superlatively, supremely, vitally, especially, particularly, peculiarly, notably, importantly, fundamentally, dominantly, predominantly, basically, largely, first and foremost, in large measure, first of all, to a Great degree, prevailingly, prevalently, generally, universally, mostly, above all, cardinally, in the first place, to crown all, for the most part, for the greatest part, before anything else, in the main.Ant. slightly*, somewhat, tolerably.
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Principally — Prin ci*pal*ly, adv. In a principal manner; primarily; above all; chiefly; mainly. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
principally — index ab initio, as a rule, generally, particularly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
principally — in the first place, mainly, mid 14c., from PRINCIPAL (Cf. principal) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) … Etymology dictionary
principally — mainly, chiefly, mostly, *largely, greatly, generally … New Dictionary of Synonyms
principally — [adv] mainly above all, basically, before anything else, cardinally, chiefly, dominantly, eminently, especially, essentially, first and foremost, first of all, for the most part, fundamentally, generally, importantly, in the first place, in the… … New thesaurus
principally — ► ADVERB ▪ for the most part; chiefly … English terms dictionary
principally — prin|ci|pally [ˈprınsıpli] adv mainly ▪ The money is principally invested in stocks and shares. ▪ He was principally a landscape painter. ▪ We met principally to discuss the future of the school … Dictionary of contemporary English
principally — prin|ci|pal|ly [ prınsəp(ə)li ] adverb * mainly: The software is designed principally for classroom use. It appeals principally to teenagers. Their duties consisted principally of approving expenditure and appointments … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
principally — [[t]prɪ̱nsɪpəli[/t]] ADV: ADV with cl/group Principally means more than anything else. This is principally because the major export markets are slowing... Embryonic development seems to be controlled principally by a very small number of master… … English dictionary
principally */ — UK [ˈprɪnsəp(ə)lɪ] / US adverb mainly The software is designed principally for classroom use. It appeals principally to teenagers. Their duties consisted principally of approving expenditure and appointments … English dictionary
principally — adv. Principally is used with these adjectives: ↑concerned, ↑responsible Principally is used with these verbs: ↑aim, ↑consist, ↑direct, ↑focus … Collocations dictionary