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substantial

sub·stan·tial

substantial

 
pronunciation:
sb staen shl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having physical substance; solid; concrete.
Unlike an idea, a rock is a substantial object.
synonyms:
concrete, physical
antonyms:
ethereal, insubstantial, unsubstantial
similar words:
firm, material, solid
definition 2: actual; real.
While the theory makes sense, there is no substantial evidence to prove that the suspect was there.
synonyms:
actual, concrete, real, solid, substantive
antonyms:
insubstantial
similar words:
authentic, corporeal, genuine, material, palpable, tangible, veritable
definition 3: possessing wealth or influence.
The school is well supported by substantial alumni.
synonyms:
affluent, influential, powerful, prosperous, rich, wealthy, well-to-do
similar words:
forceful, moneyed, well-off
definition 4: considerable; ample.
The weight of the desk was substantial, and we needed help to move it.There are substantial benefits to this new plan.
synonyms:
ample, considerable, goodly, large, sizable, substantive
antonyms:
little, tenuous
similar words:
appreciable, big, full, good, massive, material, plenteous, plentiful, tidy
definition 5: sufficient to maintain; sustaining.
We make sure the students have substantial meals.
synonyms:
hearty
antonyms:
inadequate
similar words:
big, considerable, sizable, solid, sound, substantive
definition 6: well-built; strong.
The very thick walls made these dwellings quite substantial.
synonyms:
robust, solid, sound, staunch, stout, sturdy
antonyms:
flimsy, tenuous, unsubstantial
similar words:
durable, firm, massive, steady, strong
definition 7: fundamental; significant.
The senators had substantial disagreements over the current policy.
synonyms:
appreciable, basic, considerable, fundamental, material, significant
antonyms:
insignificant, slight, small
similar words:
big, consequential, constitutional, essential, marked, momentous, notable, noteworthy, operative, real, substantive, weighty
 
part of speech: noun
definition: that which is substantial.
derivations: substantially (adv.), substantiality (n.), substantialness (n.)