Synonyms and Antonyms of ballasts
heavy material (such as rocks or water) that is put on a ship to make it steady or on a balloon to control its height in the air
—often used figuratively
- A large amount of ballast kept the boat from capsizing.
- She provided the ballast the family needed in times of stress.
burdens, cargoes (or cargos), drafts, freights, hauls, ladings, loads, loadings, payloads, weights
boatloads, carloads, shiploads, trainloads, truckloads, wagonloads
bales, bundles, packs, packages, packets, parcels, shipments
bodies, bulks, masses