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substantial

adjective

Definition of SUBSTANTIAL

2
of a size greater than average of its kind <the amount he inherited was quite substantial, so he quit his job and set out to see the world>
Synonyms big, biggish, boxcar, bulky, considerable, goodly, grand, great, handsome, hefty, hulking, husky, largish, outsize (also outsized), oversize (or oversized), sizable (or sizeable), substantial, tidy, voluminous
Antonyms bantam, dinky, dwarf, dwarfish, little, puny, shrimpy, small, smallish, undersized (also undersize)
4
sufficiently large in size, amount, or number to merit attention <there's been a substantial increase in attendance at girls' volleyball games ever since the start of their winning streak>
Near Antonyms measly, minute, paltry, petty, picayune, picayunish, piddling, puny, trifling, trivial, unimportant; marginal, meager (or meagre), slight; little, small, tiny, undersized (also undersize); bitty, diminutive, miniature, pint-size (or pint-sized), pocket, pocket-size (also pocket-sized), pygmy, smallish

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