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Definition 1: having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where substantial or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the substantial world
  • a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical
  • The wind was violent and felt substantial enough to lean against

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(means also ...) derived from or composed of matter

"the material universe"

(... are attributes of substantial) the quality of being substantial or having substance

Definition 2: of considerable importance, size, or worth - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where substantial or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • won by a substantial margin

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(substantial is similar to ...) large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree

"a considerable quantity" "the economy was a considerable issue in the campaign" "went to considerable trouble for us" "spent a considerable amount of time on the problem"

Definition 3: of or relating to the real nature or essential elements of something - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where substantial or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a substantial argument

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(substantial is similar to ...) basic and fundamental

"the essential feature"

Definition 4: having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where substantial or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an affluent banker
  • a speculator flush with cash
  • not merely rich but loaded
  • moneyed aristocrats
  • wealthy corporations
  • a substantial family

Synonyms for substantial in the sense of this definition

(substantial is similar to ...) possessing material wealth

"her father is extremely rich" "many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles"

Definition 5: of good quality and condition; solidly built - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where substantial or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a solid foundation
  • several substantial timber buildings

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(substantial is similar to ...) in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay

"a sound timber" "the wall is sound" "a sound foundation"

Definition 6: providing abundant nourishment - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where substantial or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a hearty meal
  • good solid food
  • ate a substantial breakfast
  • four square meals a day

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(substantial is similar to ...) conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being

"wholesome attitude" "wholesome appearance" "wholesome food"

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