Synonyms and Antonyms of substance
1 the basic elements from which something can be developed <many thought that the mayor's speech lacked substance because specific proposals for solving the city's problems were few> Synonyms material, raw material, stuff, making, timberRelated Words possibility, potential, potentiality; matter, metal
2 the quality or qualities that make a thing what it is <tireless caring and nurturing that was the very substance of maternal love> Synonyms being, essentiality, nature, quiddity, quintessence, soul, stuff, essenceRelated Words heart, spirit; alpha and omega, center, core, keynote, marrow, pith, seat; embodiment, epitome, incarnation, manifestation, personification; aspect, attribute, feature, property; gist, kernel, nub
3 the total of one's money and property <measure the worth of a person not by his earthly substance but by his good deeds> Synonyms assets, capital, fortune, means, opulence, riches, wealth, wherewithal, worthRelated Words belongings, chattels, effects, holdings, paraphernalia, possessions, things; bankroll, deep pockets, finances, funds, money, wallet; abundance, affluence, prosperity, success; treasure, valuables; accession, acquisition, personal property, personalty, property; nest egg, reserve, resources, savings, treasuryNear Antonyms debts, liabilities; indebtedness
4 one that has a real and independent existence <the question of whether the soul is a substance entirely independent of the body> Synonyms being, commodity, existent, individual, individuality, integer, object, reality, something, entity, thingRelated Words body, subject; material, matter, quantity, stuffNear Antonyms nonentity
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