Synonyms for sustenance

Synonyms for (noun) sustenance

Synonyms: sustainment, sustenance, sustentation, upkeep, maintenance

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

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

Similar words: support

Definition: the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities

Usage: his support kept the family together; they gave him emotional support during difficult times


Synonyms: victuals, aliment, alimentation, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, sustenance

Definition: a source of materials to nourish the body

Similar words: nutrient, food

Definition: any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue


Synonyms: bread and butter, livelihood, living, keep, support, sustenance

Definition: the financial means whereby one lives

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

Similar words: resource

Definition: available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed