Examples of insubstantial in a Sentence
Their contribution to the fund was insubstantial.
as insubstantial as a ghost
Recent Examples of insubstantial from the Web
Still, Above & Beyond’s audience, a not insubstantial one, seems unfailingly moved by its work.
After veering toward insubstantial self-parody with his last new play, 2010's A Behanding in Spokane, McDonagh is back in top form here.
The drought made the already insubstantial dirt weak and powdery, and the piers of the shotgun houses sank into the earth.
If this latest outing is any indication, then Crippen is right: Superman is simultaneously too important to be taken out, but also too insubstantial to be left in.
The pleasure of Joan’s screen company is not insubstantial.
But all those talking-head interviews and technical anecdotes feel insubstantial compared to the tremendous personal insight director Susan Lacy is able to bring out from Spielberg himself, who sits for a series of lengthy and revealing interviews.
But somehow the show delivers a not insubstantial diversion, TV's bread and butter.
Google Glass is meant to be physically insubstantial like a pair of literal glasses, only noticeable when someone needs it for a specific task.
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Origin and Etymology of insubstantial
First Known Use: 1607See Words from the same year
INSUBSTANTIAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of insubstantial for English Language Learners
: not large or important
: not strong or solid
: not real : not made of a real substance
INSUBSTANTIAL Defined for Kids
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