- pertaining to substantives.
- used in a sentence like a noun: a substantive adjective.
- expressing existence: “to be” is a substantive verb.
- substantive agreements,
- substantive rank,
- substantive right,
Origin of substantive
Examples from the Web for substantively
Instead of substantively responding to these failed expectations, the ACE takes a spin-cycle approach.Colleges Lawyer Up Before Claire McCaskill Rape Inquiry|Emily Shire|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead, busing was a failure—conceptually and substantively—because of faulty liberal assumptions.
Substantively, as opposed to stylistically, there was no New Left.The Revolt Against the Masses and the Roots of Modern Liberalism|Fred Siegel|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Substantively, I think he pretty well signaled that the Justice Department isn't going to take up this case.
Substantively, Tzohar has shown little interest in improving the lives of ordinary Israelis, much less Israeli women.Will Lapid And Bennett Free Israel's "Chained Women"?|Tova Hartman, Charlie Buckholtz|March 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In linking these adjectives, you will realize one of my infatuations wherever they are substantively found.Charles Auchester, Volume 1 of 2|Elizabeth Sheppard
Fleury differs a little from this legend, but has substantively preserved it.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 9 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The priests are generally the most crafty of men, and many among them are substantively wicked.The System of Nature, Volume 2|Paul Henri Thiery (Baron D'Holbach)
He would have been ugly, he substantively granted, had he not been happy; he would have been dangerous had he not been warranted.The Awkward Age|Henry James
Word Origin for substantive
late 15c., "standing by itself," from Old French substantif, from Late Latin substantivum, neuter of Latin substantivus "of substance or being," from substantia (see substance). The grammatical term (late 14c.) was introduced by the French to denote the noun in contradistinction to the adjective, from Latin nomen substantivum "name or word of substance."