a.1.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.
- Bentley.
2.Not seeming or imaginary; not illusive; real; solid; true; veritable.
If happinessbe a substantial good.
- Denham.
The substantial ornaments of virtue.
- L'Estrange.
3.Corporeal; material; firm.
The rainbow [appears to be] a large substantial arch.
- I. Watts.
4.Having good substance; strong; stout; solid; firm; as, substantial cloth; a substantial fence or wall.
5.Possessed of goods or an estate; moderately wealthy; responsible; as, a substantial freeholder.
Adj.1.substantial - fairly large; "won by a substantial margin"
Synonyms: significant
2.substantial - being the essence or essential element of a thing; "substantial equivalents"; "substantive information"
3.substantial - 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"- Shakespeare
Synonyms: material, real
insubstantial, unsubstantial, unreal - lacking material form or substance; unreal; "as insubstantial as a dream"; "an insubstantial mirage on the horizon"
4.substantial - providing abundant nourishment; "a hearty meal"; "good solid food"; "ate a substantial breakfast"
Synonyms: hearty, satisfying, solid
5.substantial - of good quality and condition; solidly built; "a solid foundation"; "several substantial timber buildings"
Synonyms: solid, strong
ab ovo, able to pay, absolute, abundant, adequate, affluent, allegorical, ample, appreciable, ascendant, associational, authentic, authoritarian, authoritative, authorized, autocratic, balanced, barely sufficient, basal, basic, big, big-league, big-name, big-time, bigwig, bigwigged, binding, bodily, bumper, calculable, charismatic, charming, close, close-knit, close-textured, close-woven, clothed with authority, cogent, comfortable, commanding, commensurate, compact, compacted, competent, compressed, concentrated, concrete, condensed, congested, connotational, connotative, consequential, consistent, consolidated, constituent, constitutive, controlling, cool, corporal, corporeal, corresponding, crammed, crammed full, crowded, de facto, decent, definable, denotational, denotative, dense, dependable, dominant, double-barreled, due, duly constituted, durable, earthly, earthshaking, easy, effective, effectual, efficacious, elemental, elementary, eminent, empowered, enchanting, enough, equal to, essential, estimable, ex officio, expressive, extended, extensional, factual, faithful, faithworthy, fast, fiducial, figurative, firm, firm as Gibraltar, fit, fleshly, for real, full of meaning, full of point, full of substance, fundamental, generous, genuine, gluey, good, good enough, good for, goodly, governing, grand, great, gross, gut, hard, healthy, heavy, heavyweight, hegemonic, hegemonistic, high-powered, historical, honest-to-God, huge, hylic, impenetrable, imperative, impermeable, imperturbable, important, impressive, in equilibrium, indicative, influential, intelligible, intensional, interpretable, invincible, jam-packed, jammed, just, key, landed, large-scale, lawful, leading, legal, legitimate, logical, magnetic, major, man-sized, massive, material, materiate, meaning, meaningful, meaty, metaphorical, mighty, minimal, minimum, momentous, monocratic, name, nonporous, nonspiritual, numberless, numerous, objective, of the essence, official, original, packed, palpable, personable, persuasive, phenomenal, physical, pithy, plenty, plenty good enough, pointed, ponderable, positive, potent, powerful, predictable, preeminent, pregnant, prestigious, primal, primary, primitive, principal, profitable, prominent, propertied, proportionate, prosperous, puissant, radical, ranking, readable, referential, reliable, reputable, respectable, rich, ruling, satisfactory, secular, secure, self-consistent, self-important, senior, sensible, sententious, serious, serried, significant, significative, sizeable, snug, solid, solvent, somatic, sound, stable, staunch, steadfast, steady, stout, strong, sturdy, suasive, substantive, successful, sufficient, sufficient for, sufficing, suggestive, suitable, superior, supreme, sure, surefire, symbolic, tall, telling, temporal, thick, thick-growing, thickset, tidy, totalitarian, transferred, true, trustworthy, trusty, undeniable, underlying, unfailing, unflappable, unflinching, unindebted, unshakable, unspiritual, unwavering, up to, valid, vast, veritable, viscid, viscose, viscous, wealthy, weighty, well, well-balanced, well-built, well-established, well-fixed, well-founded, well-grounded, well-heeled, well-off, well-to-do, winning, without nerves, world-shaking, worldly, worthwhile
substance abuse
substance abuser
substantia alba
substantia grisea
substantia nigra
-- Substantial --
Substantive color
substantive dye
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