Synonyms and Antonyms of sustentation

  1. 1 the act or activity of keeping something in an existing and usually satisfactory condition <argues that a new toll is needed to pay for the long-term sustentation of the city's bridges> Synonyms care and feeding, conservation, conserving, keep, preservation, preserving, maintenance, upkeepRelated Words conservancy; support, sustaining; care, custody, guardianship; defense, guarding, protection, safeguarding, safekeepingNear Antonyms dereliction, disregard, ignoring, inattention, neglect, negligence; damage, demolition, destruction, harm, hurt, injury, ruin, ruination

  2. 2 the careful maintaining and protection of something valuable especially in its natural or original state <the all-important sustentation of Mount Vernon, Monticello, and other national treasures> Synonyms conservancy, preservation, conservationRelated Words care, maintenance, upkeep; salvation, saving; defense, guardianship, guarding, keeping, protection, safeguarding, safekeeping; economy, husbandry, managementNear Antonyms dereliction, ignoring, neglect, squandering, waste; destruction, ruin; damage, harm, hurt, injury

Learn More about sustentation

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sustentation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


an alert or lookout

Get Word of the Day daily email!