sub·stan·tial adjective \səb-ˈstan(t)-shəl\
: large in amount, size, or number
: strongly made
of food : enough to satisfy hunger
: ample to satisfy and nourish : full <a substantial meal>
a : possessed of means : well-to-do
b : considerable in quantity : significantly great <earned a substantial wage>
: firmly constructed : sturdy <a substantial house>
Examples of SUBSTANTIAL
- A substantial number of people commute to work each day.
- Activities like that pose a substantial risk of injury.
- She purchased her tickets at a substantial discount.
- Only the buildings that were constructed of more substantial materials survived the earthquake.
- I was hoping that they would serve us something more substantial than wine and cheese.
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Related to SUBSTANTIAL
- big, consequential, earthshaking, earth-shattering, eventful, historic, major, material, meaningful, momentous, monumental, much, significant, important, tectonic, weighty
- inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, little, minor, negligible, slight, small, trifling, trivial, unimportant
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