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substantive

sub·stan·tive

substantive

 
 
pronunciation:
suhb stn tihv
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having an independent existence or character.
definition 2: real; actual.
similar words:
concrete, substantial, tangible
definition 3: being of considerable size, quantity, or amount.
She's making a substantive salary these days and can afford to take expensive vacations.
similar words:
numerous, substantial
definition 4: of or pertaining to the fundamental nature or concerns of something; essential.
Although the problem is serious, there was little substantive discussion of it at the meeting.
similar words:
material
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derivations: substantively (adv.), substantiveness (n.)