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Antonyms for supporting

contrary, opposing, Confuting, Disproving, contradictory, Refuting, counter, unsupportive, nonbearing.

Usage examples for supporting

  1. Mariana and I are not in search of happiness or vain delight; we want to enter the fight together, side by side, supporting each other. – Virgin Soil by Ivan S. Turgenev
  2. His family had joined him in New York, and he was entirely without the means of supporting them. – Inventors by Philip Gengembre Hubert
  3. Richard remained, therefore, beside his dead brother's coffin, supporting and anon gently raising the old woman from the ground. – The Nest of the Sparrowhawk by Baroness Orczy
  4. It was necessary to have some means of supporting this arch, which was made of wet mud, until the key- stone should be put in and all made secure. – Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy by Frank Richard Stockton
  5. Yet, when he stepped upon the stand at the summons of Mr. Orcutt, every eye turned toward him with curiosity, so great was the surprise with which his name had been hailed, and so vivid the interest aroused in what a detective devoted to the cause of the prosecution might have to say in the way of supporting the defence. – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green