Synonyms of backbone in English:

backbone


See definition of backbone

noun

1‘an injured backbone’

SYNONYMS

spine, spinal column, vertebral column, vertebrae

back

technical dorsum, rachis

2‘these firms are the backbone of our industrial sector’

SYNONYMS

mainstay, cornerstone, foundation, chief support, buttress, pillar

3‘he has enough backbone to see us through this difficulty’

SYNONYMS

strength of character, strength of will, firmness of purpose, firmness, resolution, resolve, determination, fortitude, mettle, moral fibre, spine, steel, nerve, spirit, pluck, pluckiness, courage, courageousness, bravery, braveness, valour, manliness

informal guts, spunk, grit

British informal bottle

vulgar slang balls

ANTONYMS

weakness