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unsubstantial

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adjective un·sub·stan·tial \ˌən-səb-ˈstan(t)-shəl\

Definition of unsubstantial

  1. :  not substantial :  lacking substance, firmness, or strength <unsubstantial shadows>

un·sub·stan·ti·al·i·ty play \-ˌstan(t)-shē-ˈa-lə-tē\ noun
un·sub·stan·tial·ly play \ˌən-səb-ˈstan(t)-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb


Examples of unsubstantial

  1. <as thin and unsubstantial as the wind>

  2. <an unsubstantial child who was unfit to play sports of any kind>



15th Century

First Known Use of unsubstantial

15th century


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