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1. mostly

adverb. ['ˈmoʊstli, ˈmoʊsli'] in large part; mainly or chiefly.

Synonyms

  • for the most part

Antonyms

  • specifically

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • most (English)
  • mæst (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Mostly

  • grossly
  • closely
  • towsley
  • hoesly

Example sentences of the word mostly


1. Adverb
The question of whether you should use your real name in your email address is mostly one of preference.

Quotes containing the word mostly


1. I love to sing. Mostly about love and sex.
- Elizabeth Berkley

2. I don't think I could ever do a network sitcom because the humor is often based on some trite circumstance. I don't want to be a part of a show where it's mostly about coming up with the jokes.
- Sherilyn Fenn

3. There's design, and there's art. Good design is total harmony. There's no better designer than nature - if you look at a branch or a leaf, it's perfect. It's all function. Art is different. It's about emotion. It's about suffering and beauty - but mostly suffering!
- Diane von Furstenberg

2. mostly

adverb. ['ˈmoʊstli, ˈmoʊsli'] usually; as a rule.

Synonyms

  • by and large
  • generally

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • most (English)
  • mæst (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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