mostly opposite generally


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How should I understand the opposition 'mostly/generally' in the following context? 'mostly' as 'mainly' and 'generally' as 'usually'?

And his life was now, he felt, one monumental unreality, in which every- thing that did not matter—professional ambitions, the private pursuit of status, the colour of wallpaper, the size of an office or the matter of a dedicated car parking space—was vested with the greatest significance, and everything that did matter—pleasure, joy, friendship, love—was deemed somehow peripheral. It made for dull- ness mostly and weirdness generally.

Source: The Narrow Road to the Deep North, by Richard Flanagan
  • PaulQ

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    English - England
    It made for dullness most of the time and weirdness as a general, overall, effect.
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