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unsubstantial

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of unsubstantial

  1. 1 not composed of matter <as thin and unsubstantial as the wind> Synonyms bodiless, ethereal, formless, incorporeal, insubstantial, nonmaterial, nonphysical, spiritual, unbodied, immaterialRelated Words metaphysical, psychic (also psychical), supernatural; impalpable, insensible, intangible, invisible; airy, diaphanous, gaseous, gossamery, tenuous, thin, vaporous, wispishNear Antonyms animal, carnal, fleshly; detectable, discernible (also discernable), noticeable, observable, palpable, sensible, tangible, visible; bulky, heavy, massive, solidAntonyms bodily, corporeal, material, physical, substantial

  2. 2 being of a material lacking in sturdiness or substance <unsubstantial wisps of lace> Synonyms cobwebby, filmy, frothy, gauzy, gossamer, gossamery, insubstantial, sleazy, flimsyRelated Words dainty, delicate, fine; feeble, fragile, frail; diaphanous, sheer, transparentNear Antonyms durable, knockabout, lasting, tough; coarse, heavy, rough, rudeAntonyms sturdy, substantial

  3. 3 lacking bodily strength <an unsubstantial child who was unfit to play sports of any kind> Synonyms asthenic, debilitated, delicate, down-and-out, effete, enervated, enfeebled, faint, feeble, frail, infirm, languid, low, prostrate, prostrated, sapped, slight, soft, softened, tender, weak, wasted, weakened, wimpish, wimpyRelated Words challenged, disabled, incapacitated, invalid; paralyzed; broken-down, decrepit; impotent, powerless; breakable, flimsy, fragile; dizzy, groggy, rocky, unsteady, woozy; drained, exhausted, flagging, tired, weary, worn-out; damaged, harmed, hurt, impaired, injured, lame, unsound; resistless, susceptible, unresistant, vulnerable, yieldingNear Antonyms able-bodied, athletic, beefy, brawny, fit, husky, muscular, sinewy, strapping, virile; hard, hardy, lusty, red-blooded, robust, sturdy, tough; fortified, hardened, inured, strengthened, toughened; energetic, energized, invigorated, vigorous, vitalized; hale, healthy, sound; capable, competent; convalescing, recovering, recuperatingAntonyms mighty, powerful, rugged, stalwart, stout, strong




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