Origin of insubstantial
OTHER WORDS FROM insubstantialin·sub·stan·ti·al·i·ty, nounin·sub·stan·tial·ly, adverb
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How to use insubstantial in a sentence
Some doctors even recommend surgery—which comes with its own not insubstantial risks for older individuals—before trying biologics.
Their bodies are so insubstantial that capturing them has been likened to trying to catch fog in a net and then pickle it in a jar.The cameras that capture fragile deep-sea jellies in their element|Elizabeth Anne Brown|March 10, 2022|MIT Technology Review
However, for the sake of what isn’t an insubstantial investment, don’t mistake that for being fully waterproof.
Meanwhile, this vast ecosystem of plug-ins brings with it a not-insubstantial number of security vulnerabilities.Looking to leave WordPress behind? You’re not alone|Pamela Parker|May 25, 2021|Search Engine Land
Even these willfully insubstantial constructions are more concrete than Jacqueline Maggi’s diaphanous, unoccupied rectangular enclosure.In the galleries: A wide array of media carry election-year messages|Mark Jenkins|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
It was at least something, however insubstantial, that he could offer to Karzai at the talks.Taliban’s Quetta Shura Meet in Islamabad to Press for Peace|Ron Moreau|November 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
His aspect was as insubstantial as fog, dreams, or an expelled breath, and in this he resembled billions of human beings.3 Must-Read Offbeat Novels: ‘A Million Heavens,’ ‘The Investigation,’ ‘Office Girl’|Drew Toal, Kevin Canfield, Daniel Roberts|July 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
After a brief market rally on Monday, confidence was snuffed out as traders reckoned the support was insubstantial.
Insubstantial novelty has more to do with decadence than any form of innovation.
That was another relative—James Lampton, a cousin—quite as lovable, and a builder of even more insubstantial dreams.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
The coast of America now looked more like a low-lying fringe of insubstantial cloud than solid land.Tramping on Life|Harry Kemp
Here we may fashion pictures and weave around them gossamer draperies as insubstantial as this golden twilight.The Broken Sword|Dennison Worthington
When viewed in the light of that modern common sense which has guided economic discussion, it seems formal and insubstantial.The Theory of the Leisure Class|Thorstein Veblen
Odd to reflect on—they were the insubstantial but coveted wealth of the woman fallen upon poverty, ignoble poverty!The Amazing Marriage, Complete|George Meredith