of ample or considerable amount, quantity, size, etc.: a substantial sum of money.
of solid character or quality; firm, stout, or strong: a substantial physique.
basic or essential; fundamental: two stories in substantial agreement.
wealthy or influential: one of the substantial men of the town.
of real worth, value, or effect: substantial reasons.
relating to the substance, matter, or material of a thing.
of or relating to the essence of a thing: the substantial parts of the ruling.
existing as or being a substance; having independent existence: a substantial being.
Philosophy. relating to or of the nature of substance or reality rather than an accident or attribute.
- sub·stan·ti·al·i·ty [suhb-stan-shee-al-i-tee], /səbˌstæn ʃiˈæl ɪ ti/, sub·stan·tial·ness, noun
- sub·stan·tial·ly, adverb
- non·sub·stan·tial, adjective
- non·sub·stan·tial·ness, noun
- non·sub·stan·ti·al·i·ty, noun
- pre·sub·stan·tial, adjective
- su·per·sub·stan·tial, adjective
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How to use substantial in a sentence
A substantial percentage of that audience — 57% of its desktop visitors — went there directly, also per SimilarWeb.‘They wanted to unload it bad’: Why HuffPost made sense for BuzzFeed – and Verizon Media Group | Max Willens | November 20, 2020 | Digiday
Public health officials are bracing for “substantial community transmission” as the holiday season approaches, said Natalie Talis, population health manager at the Alexandria Health Department.As holidays approach, wait times rise for coronavirus tests amid record spike in cases | Meagan Flynn, Michael Brice-Saddler, Julie Zauzmer, Rachel Chason | November 18, 2020 | Washington Post
The drops in depression symptoms are substantial compared with those found by some analyses of standard antidepressants, Griffiths says.Psilocybin may help treat depression, a small study finds | Laura Sanders | November 17, 2020 | Science News
In almost every state in America, election officials say they have found no evidence of substantial voter fraud, according to a New York Times report.Report: Election officials find no evidence of widespread voter fraud | Benjamin Rosenberg | November 11, 2020 | Vox
It’s notable that the startup already has a substantial list of customers and says that it powers “millions of conversations.”Snap acquired Voca.ai, which makes AI-based voice agents for call centers | Ingrid Lunden | November 11, 2020 | TechCrunch
The rising sun decided the question in favour of those who maintained the substantiality of the appearance.The British Expedition to the Crimea | William Howard Russell
Printed on the letterheads, it gave added solidity and added substantiality to the bank's roster.Those Times And These | Irvin S. Cobb
In the same way the intelligible substances, Intelligence and Soul, have their substantiality in common, and they differ in form.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy | Isaac Husik
Heaven knows, we are a country with sorry enough substantiality behind her vaunts.The Arena | Various
One thing we are sure of, and that is the reality and substantiality of the luminiferous ether.
British Dictionary definitions for substantial
of a considerable size or value: substantial funds
worthwhile; important: a substantial reform
having wealth or importance
(of food or a meal) sufficient and nourishing
solid or strong in construction, quality, or character: a substantial door
real; actual; true: the evidence is substantial
of or relating to the basic or fundamental substance or aspects of a thing
philosophy of or relating to substance rather than to attributes, accidents, or modifications
- substantiality (səbˌstænʃɪˈælɪtɪ) or substantialness, noun
- substantially, adverb
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