Meaning of sustainably in English:


Pronunciation /səˈsteɪnəbli/


  • 1In a way that can be maintained at a certain rate or level.

    ‘a firm's ability to grow sustainably and profitably’
    • ‘sustainably low prices’
    • ‘It symbolizes the commitment he and his wife made to run that business sustainably.’
    • ‘Lower unit costs allow sustainably lower prices to customers.’
    • ‘The government will continue to work alongside stakeholders on policies and initiatives to lift growth to a sustainably higher plane.’
    • ‘We will keep the rentals as low as sustainably possible.’
    • ‘The fund focuses on companies with sustainably high cash flows.’
    1. 1.1In a way that avoids the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance.
      ‘an increasing emphasis on finding means of living sustainably’
      • ‘sustainably managed forests’
      • ‘locally, sustainably grown food’
      • ‘Much of the food on offer is organic or sustainably produced.’
      • ‘Interior wood paneling comes from certified sustainably managed forests.’
      • ‘The country needs to work a lot harder to try to find ways to live sustainably with its own land.’
      • ‘Where has that water come from and was it sustainably harvested?’
      • ‘Most of us believe that living sustainably is a responsible thing to do.’
      • ‘They've been farming sustainably since the early 1980s.’
      • ‘Water resources must be conserved and used sustainably.’
      • ‘Living sustainably requires the use of renewable energy, consuming less, reducing waste and recycling more.’
      • ‘It took a long time to learn how to farm salmon properly and sustainably.’
      • ‘This is sustainably produced organic salmon with a low oil content.’