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Synonyms for sustenance
ˈsʌs tə nəns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nutriment, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance, aliment, alimentation, victuals(noun)

    a source of materials to nourish the body

    Synonyms:
    sustentation, sustainment, victual, edible, nutrition, nutriment, pabulum, keep, viands, alimentation, upkeep, victuals, bread and butter, provender, feeding, support, eatable, aliment, provisions, commissariat, living, maintenance, nourishment, livelihood, comestible

  2. support, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance(noun)

    the financial means whereby one lives

    "each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"

    Synonyms:
    support, backup, supporting, reinforcement, sustainment, backing, funding, nutrition, nutriment, financial support, keep, accompaniment, alimentation, reenforcement, victuals, life, bread and butter, hold, dungeon, musical accompaniment, maintenance, aliment, animation, donjon, sustentation, living, upkeep, financial backing, documentation, nourishment, livelihood, aliveness

  3. sustenance, sustentation, sustainment, maintenance, upkeep(noun)

    the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence

    "they were in want of sustenance"; "fishing was their main sustainment"

    Synonyms:
    sustentation, sustainment, care, nutrition, nutriment, keep, alimentation, upkeep, victuals, bread and butter, support, aliment, criminal maintenance, living, alimony, maintenance, nourishment, livelihood

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sustenance

    Food is, in the popular sense, whatever one eats in contradistinction to what one drinks. Thus, we speak of food and drink, of wholesome, unwholesome, or indigestible food; but in a more scientific sense whatever, when taken into the digestive organs, serves to build up structure or supply waste may be termed food; the word is extended to plants to signify whatever taken in any way into the organism serves similar purposes; thus, we speak of liquid food, plant food, etc.; in this wider sense food is closely synonymous with nutriment, nourishment, and sustenance. Diet refers to the quantity and quality of food habitually taken, with reference to preservation of health. Victuals is a plain, homely word for whatever may be eaten; we speak of choice viands, cold victuals. Nourishment and sustenance apply to whatever can be introduced into the system as a means of sustaining life; we say of a convalescent, he is taking nourishment. Nutriment and nutrition have more of scientific reference to the vitalizing principles of various foods; thus, wheat is said to contain a great amount of nutriment. Regimen considers food as taken by strict rule, but applies more widely to the whole ordering of life. Fare is a general word for all table supplies, good or bad; as, sumptuous fare; wretched fare. Feed, fodder, and provender are used only of the food of the lower animals, feed denoting anything consumed, but more commonly grain, fodder denoting hay, cornstalks, or the like, sometimes called "long feed;" provender is dry feed, whether grain or hay, straw, etc. Forage denotes any kind of food suitable for horses and cattle, primarily as obtained by a military force in scouring the country, especially an enemy's country.

    Synonyms:
    aliment, diet, fare, feed, fodder, food, forage, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, pabulum, provender, regimen, viands, victuals

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sustenance(n.)

    Synonyms:
    subsistence, support, maintenance

  2. sustenance(n.)

    Synonyms:
    FOOD, victuals, provisions, BREAD

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sustenance":

    livelihood, subsistence, rizq, rizk, maintenance

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How to use sustenance in a sentence?

  1. Bryant McGill:

    Turn to your community and the great earth for sustenance and knowledge.

  2. Tom Fahy:

    Making music is voluntary. Unlike bread, we don’t require it for our sustenance. Accordingly, music shouldn’t require its pound of flesh from the would-be listener. The price of art should be set by the market, by the listener, not by a machine with political interests.

  3. Jennifer Louden:

    I define comfort as self-acceptance. When we finally learn that self-care begins and ends with ourselves, we no longer demand sustenance and happiness from others.

  4. Alan Stewart Paton:

    Life has . taught me not to expect success to be the inevitable result of my endeavors. She taught me to seek sustenance from the endeavor itself, but to leave the result to God.

  5. Rajendra Adhvrayu:

    All the ponds, reservoirs and water bodies which earlier supplied water in areas of Tikamgarh have dried up. With no water available for irrigation, farmers have abandoned their crops and are migrating to nearby urban areas in search of livelihood and for sustenance. Life is really hard for them, the situation has never been so bad.

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