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Substantial vs. Vast

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Substantialadjective

Having a substance; actually existing.

‘substantial life’;

Vastadjective

Very large or wide (literally or figuratively).

‘The Sahara desert is vast.’; ‘There is a vast difference between them.’;

Substantialadjective

Not imaginary; real; actual; true; veritable.

Vastadjective

Very great in size, amount, degree, intensity, or especially extent.

Substantialadjective

Corporeal; material; firm.

Vastadjective

(obsolete) Waste; desert; desolate; lonely.

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Substantialadjective

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

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

Vastnoun

(poetic) A vast space.

Substantialadjective

Possessed of goods or an estate; moderately wealthy.

‘a substantial freeholder’;

Vastadjective

Waste; desert; desolate; lonely.

‘The empty, vast, and wandering air.’;

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.’;

Vastadjective

Of great extent; very spacious or large; also, huge in bulk; immense; enormous; as, the vast ocean; vast mountains; the vast empire of Russia.

‘Through the vast and boundless deep.’;

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Substantialadjective

Most important; essential.

Vastadjective

Very great in numbers, quantity, or amount; as, a vast army; a vast sum of money.

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.’;

Vastadjective

Very great in force; mighty; as, vast labor.

Substantialnoun

Anything having substance; an essential part.

Vastadjective

Very great in importance; as, a subject of vast concern.

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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.’;

Vastnoun

A waste region; boundless space; immensity.

‘Michael bid soundThe archangel trumpet. Through the vast of heavenIt sounded.’;

Substantialadjective

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

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

Vastadjective

unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope;

‘huge government spending’; ‘huge country estates’; ‘huge popular demand for higher education’; ‘a huge wave’; ‘the Los Angeles aqueduct winds like an immense snake along the base of the mountains’; ‘immense numbers of birds’; ‘at vast (or immense) expense’; ‘the vast reaches of outer space’; ‘the vast accumulation of knowledge...which we call civilization’;

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.

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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