chiefly, principally, primarily, mainly, in the main(adverb)
for the most part
"he is mainly interested in butterflies"
primarily, in the first place(adverb)
of primary import
"this is primarily a question of economics"; "it was in the first place a local matter"
Of a primary or central nature, first and foremost
in a primary manner; in the first place; in the first place; in the first intention; originally
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'primarily' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3157
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'primarily' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4184
Rank popularity for the word 'primarily' in Adverbs Frequency: #240
The numerical value of primarily in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of primarily in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I believe love is primarily a choice and only sometimes a feeling. If you want to feel love, choose to love and be patient.
A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed --I well know. For it is a sign that he has tried to surpass himself.
Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men is primarily based on mutual trust and only secondarily on institutions such as courts of justice and police.
When we set the 2025 standards for light-duty vehicles, we expected automakers would comply primarily by improving conventional gasoline vehicles, and that has proven to be the case.
I think people have been worried primarily because they don't know what it is we actually intend to do, i'm hopeful that now that we have a document out we'll be able to have a very constructive, positive conversation about how we do this in the right way.
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Translations for primarily
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- primàriamentCatalan, Valencian
- ennen kaikkea, ennen muuta, pääasiassa, ensisijaisestiFinnish
- principalement, essentiellementFrench
- aðallega, fyrst og fremstIcelandic
- primærtNorwegian Nynorsk
- înainte de toate, în primul rând, în principalRomanian
- главным образомRussian
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