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Antonyms for mainstay
ˈmeɪnˌsteɪmain·stay

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  1. pillar, mainstaynoun

    a prominent supporter

    "he is a pillar of the community"

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

  2. anchor, mainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin, lynchpinnoun

    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, moxie, gumption, vertebral column

  3. mainstaynoun

    the forestay that braces the mainmast

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

How to use mainstay in a sentence?

  1. Melania Trump:

    She has been a mainstay and true leader in the administration from even before day one, and I know she will excel as chief of staff.

  2. Natalie Muth:

    Sugary drinks are a mainstay in many children's diets. They are inexpensive, easy to find, heavily marketed and taste sweet, so children like them.

  3. Glenn Gu:

    The (thin-film) technology may have some market potential but I don't expect it to replace crystalline silicon as the mainstay in the industry any time soon.

  4. Madelena Perrelli:

    Coats and pajamas are a mainstay, as well as Halloween costumes and fun holiday wear.

  5. Richard Thorpe:

    Legumes should be a mainstay of an American diet? a wheel barrel of spinach is better for you?

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