substantial

Something substantial is large in size, number, or amount: If you want to say someone spent a lot of money without being too specific, you could say they spent a substantial amount of money.

The adjective substantial descends derives from the Latin substantia "substance," which means "stuff." A substantial meal is large enough to satisfy hunger. A substantial structure is strongly made or built. And a substantial man possesses wealth and property. Related to this last sense, "a man of substance" refers to a wealthy man with property.

DEFINITIONS OF: substantial

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adj 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”
Synonyms:
material, real
material
derived from or composed of matter
Antonyms:
insubstantial, unreal, unsubstantial
lacking material form or substance; unreal
aerial, aeriform, aery, airy, ethereal
characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air
shadowy, wraithlike
lacking in substance
stringy
consisting of or containing string or strings
immaterial, nonmaterial
not consisting of matter
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adj having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable

substantial equivalents”
Synonyms:
substantive
essential
basic and fundamental

adj of good quality and condition; solidly built

“several substantial timber buildings”
Synonyms:
solid, strong
sound
in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay

adj providing abundant nourishment

“ate a substantial breakfast”
Synonyms:
hearty, satisfying, solid, square
wholesome
conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being

adj fairly large

“won by a substantial margin”
Synonyms:
significant
considerable
large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree
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