sustainable Definition

  • 1able to be maintained at a certain rate or level
  • 2able to be upheld or defended

Using sustainable: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "sustainable" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The company's sustainable growth strategy focuses on long-term profitability.

  • Example

    We need to find a sustainable solution to the environmental crisis.

  • Example

    The government is committed to promoting sustainable development.

sustainable Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for sustainable

Antonyms for sustainable

Phrases with sustainable

  • farming practices that are environmentally sound, socially responsible, and economically viable


    The community has embraced sustainable agriculture, using organic methods and minimizing waste.

  • energy sources that can be replenished naturally and have a low impact on the environment


    Investing in sustainable energy is crucial for reducing carbon emissions and combating climate change.

  • tourism that minimizes its impact on the environment and benefits local communities


    The resort has implemented sustainable tourism practices, such as using renewable energy and supporting local businesses.

Origins of sustainable

from the Latin 'sustinere', meaning 'to hold up'


Summary: sustainable in Brief

The term 'sustainable' [səˈsteɪnəbl] refers to something that can be maintained at a certain rate or level, or upheld and defended. It is often used in the context of long-term solutions to environmental, economic, or social issues, such as 'sustainable agriculture' or 'sustainable energy.' Synonyms include 'viable' and 'feasible,' while antonyms include 'unsustainable' and 'temporary.'

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