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Adjective vs. Substantive

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Main Difference

The main difference between Adjective and Substantive is that the Adjective is a part of speech that describes a noun or pronoun and Substantive is a part of speech in grammar denoting a figurative or real thing or person

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  • Adjective (noun)

    A modifies a noun or describes a noun’s referent.

    "The words “big” and “heavy” are English adjectives."

  • Adjective (noun)

    A dependent; an accessory.

  • Adjective (adjective)

    Incapable of independent function.

    "dependent|derivative"

  • Adjective (adjective)

    Adjectival; pertaining to or functioning as an adjective.

    "adjectival"

  • Adjective (adjective)

    Applying to methods of enforcement and rules of procedure.

    "procedural"

    "substantive"

  • Adjective (adjective)

    Needing the use of a mordant to be made fast to that which is being dyed.

    "substantive"

  • Adjective (verb)

    To make an adjective of; to form or convert into an adjective.

  • Substantive (adjective)

    Of the essence or essential element of a thing; as, "substantive information".

    "essential|in essence"

  • Substantive (adjective)

    Having substance; enduring; solid; firm; substantial.

    "meaty|substantial"

    "superficial"

  • Substantive (adjective)

    Applying to essential legal principles and rules of right; as, "substantive law".

    "adjective|procedural"

  • Substantive (adjective)

    Of a dye that does not need the use of a mordant to be made fast to that which is being dyed.

    "adjective"

  • Substantive (adjective)

    Depending on itself; independent.

  • Substantive (adjective)

    Used like a noun substantive.

    "substantival"

  • Substantive (adjective)

    Actually and legally held, as distinct from an acting, temporary or honorary rank or appointment.

  • Substantive (noun)

    A word that names a person, place, thing or idea; a noun (sensu stricto). from 16th c.

  • Substantive (verb)

    To make a word belonging to another part of speech into a id=noun (that is, a noun) or use it as a noun.

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  • Adjective (adjective)

    Added to a substantive as an attribute; of the nature of an adjunct; as, an adjective word or sentence.

  • Adjective (adjective)

    Not standing by itself; dependent.

  • Adjective (adjective)

    Relating to procedure.

  • Adjective (noun)

    A word used with a noun, or substantive, to express a quality of the thing named, or something attributed to it, or to limit or define it, or to specify or describe a thing, as distinct from something else. Thus, in phrase, "a wise ruler," wise is the adjective, expressing a property of ruler.

  • Adjective (noun)

    A dependent; an accessory.

  • Adjective

    To make an adjective of; to form or change into an adjective.

  • Substantive (adjective)

    Betokening or expressing existence; as, the substantive verb, that is, the verb to be.

  • Substantive (adjective)

    Depending on itself; independent.

  • Substantive (adjective)

    Enduring; solid; firm; substantial.

  • Substantive (adjective)

    Pertaining to, or constituting, the essential part or principles; as, the law substantive.

  • Substantive (noun)

    A noun or name; the part of speech which designates something that exists, or some object of thought, either material or immaterial; as, the words man, horse, city, goodness, excellence, are substantives.

  • Substantive

    To substantivize.

Webster Dictionary
  • Adjective (noun)

    a word that expresses an attribute of something

  • Adjective (noun)

    the word class that qualifies nouns

  • Adjective (adjective)

    of or relating to or functioning as an adjective;

    "adjectival syntax"

    "an adjective clause"

  • Adjective (adjective)

    applying to methods of enforcement and rules of procedure;

    "adjective law"

  • Substantive (noun)

    a noun or a pronoun that is used in place of a noun

  • Substantive (adjective)

    being the essence or essential element of a thing;

    "substantial equivalents"

    "substantive information"

  • Substantive (adjective)

    applying to essential legal principles and rules of right;

    "substantive law"

  • Substantive (adjective)

    having substance and prompting thought;

    "a meaty discussion"

Princeton's WordNet

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