substance

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

substance

noun

Definition 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>
2
the quality or qualities that make a thing what it is <tireless caring and nurturing that was the very substance of maternal love>
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>
4
one that has a real and independent existence <the question of whether the soul is a substance entirely independent of the body>
Near Antonyms nonentity

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