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Synonyms for mainstayˈmeɪnˌsteɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pillar, mainstay(noun)

    a prominent supporter

    "he is a pillar of the community"

    Synonyms:
    pillar, backbone, column, lynchpin, linchpin, anchor, tower, keystone, mainstay

  2. anchor, mainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin, lynchpin(noun)

    a central cohesive source of support and stability

    "faith is his anchor"; "the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money"; "he is the linchpin of this firm"

    Synonyms:
    anchorman, key, linchpin, ground tackle, lynchpin, rachis, headstone, grit, sand, anchorperson, spinal column, keystone, guts, back, backbone, pillar, spine, anchor, mainstay, moxie, gumption, vertebral column

  3. mainstay(noun)

    the forestay that braces the mainmast

    Synonyms:
    linchpin, lynchpin, keystone, backbone, pillar, anchor

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

pillar, backbone, cornerstone, strut


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