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October 22, 2009
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Thursday, 22nd October 2009 : Today's Word is ...

Substantial



( Adjective )



Substantial : suhb-stan-shuhl


Definition :



1. Of, relating to, or having substance

2. of ample or considerable amount, quantity, size, etc.

3. basic or essential or fundamental

4. of or pertaining to the essence of a thing : essential, material or important


NOTE :


Philosophy : pertaining to or of the nature of substance rather than an accident or attribute


Etymology :


1300–50 : ME substancial : LL substantiâlis : equivalent to L substanti(a) substance


Synonyms :


stable, sound, valid, important, significant, in essence, substantive, material, real ( To know more… )


Antonyms :


immaterial, ethereal ( To know more… )



Contextual Examples :


• The Differences between the two theories were not substantial. In fact, the two theories said the same thing with different words.

• The gossip columnist’s wild accusations were not based on anything substantial. Her source was a convicted criminal and she had made up all the quotations.

• The very beautiful and substantial side-wheel steamship Quaker City has been chartered for the occasion, and will leave New York June 8th.

• He is one of the substantial men of the town.

• The evidence we have is substantial.


Related Words :


substantiality, substantialness : Noun

substantially : Adverb


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