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Insubstantial vs. Substantial

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Insubstantialadjective

Lacking substance; not real or strong.

‘The bridge was insubstantial and would not safely carry a car.’;

Substantialadjective

Having a substance; actually existing.

‘substantial life’;

Insubstantialadjective

Unsubstantial; not real or strong.

Substantialadjective

Not imaginary; real; actual; true; veritable.

Insubstantialadjective

lacking material form or substance; unreal;

‘as insubstantial as a dream’; ‘an insubstantial mirage on the horizon’;

Substantialadjective

Corporeal; material; firm.

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Insubstantialadjective

lacking in nutritive value;

‘the jejune diets of the very poor’;

Substantialadjective

Having good substance; strong; stout; solid; firm.

‘substantial cloth’; ‘a substantial fence or wall’;

Substantialadjective

Possessed of goods or an estate; moderately wealthy.

‘a substantial freeholder’;

Substantialadjective

Large in size, quantity, or value; ample; significant.

‘He inherited a substantial amount of money from his uncle.’; ‘A substantial number of people went to the event.’;

Substantialadjective

Most important; essential.

Substantialadjective

Satisfying; having sufficient substance to be nourishing or filling.

‘I don't just want a snack; I need something substantial.’; ‘Teddy had a few crackers in his backpack, but he needed something more substantial if he was to survive a three-day trek.’;

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Substantialnoun

Anything having substance; an essential part.

Substantialadjective

Belonging to substance; actually existing; real; as, substantial life.

‘If this atheist would have his chance to be real and substantial agent, he is more stupid than the vulgar.’;

Substantialadjective

Not seeming or imaginary; not illusive; real; solid; true; veritable.

‘If happinessbe a substantial good.’; ‘The substantial ornaments of virtue.’;

Substantialadjective

Corporeal; material; firm.

‘The rainbow [appears to be] a large substantial arch.’;

Substantialadjective

Having good substance; strong; stout; solid; firm; as, substantial cloth; a substantial fence or wall.

Substantialadjective

Possessed of goods or an estate; moderately wealthy; responsible; as, a substantial freeholder.

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Substantialadjective

fairly large;

‘won by a substantial margin’;

Substantialadjective

being the essence or essential element of a thing;

‘substantial equivalents’; ‘substantive information’;

Substantialadjective

having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary;

‘the substantial world’; ‘a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical’; ‘most ponderous and substantial things’;

Substantialadjective

providing abundant nourishment;

‘a hearty meal’; ‘good solid food’; ‘ate a substantial breakfast’;

Substantialadjective

of good quality and condition; solidly built;

‘a solid foundation’; ‘several substantial timber buildings’;

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