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substantial   (Sound)

KK Pronunciation

〔 sәbˋstænʃәl 〕

Pronunciation

〔 sәbˊstænʃl 〕


Overview of adj substantial

The adj substantial has 5 senses


  • significant, substantial -- (fairly large; "won by a substantial margin")

  • substantial, substantive -- (having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable; "substantial equivalents")

  • substantial, real, material -- (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)

  • hearty, satisfying, solid, square, substantial -- (providing abundant nourishment; "a hearty meal"; "good solid food"; "ate a substantial breakfast"; "four square meals a day")

  • solid, strong, substantial -- (of good quality and condition; solidly built; "a solid foundation"; "several substantial timber buildings")