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Definition 1: lacking material form or substance; unreal - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • as insubstantial as a dream
  • an insubstantial mirage on the horizon

Synonyms for unsubstantial in the sense of this definition

(unsubstantial is similar to ...) characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air

"figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away" "aerial fancies" "an airy apparition" "physical rather than ethereal forms"

(unsubstantial is similar to ...) lacking in substance

"strange fancies of unreal and shadowy worlds" "dim shadowy forms" "a wraithlike column of smoke"

(unsubstantial is similar to ...) lacking in substance or character

"a hollow person"

(unsubstantial is similar to ...) consisting of or containing string or strings

(means also ...) not consisting of matter

"immaterial apparitions" "ghosts and other immaterial entities"

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

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