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
Kolber was spinning intellectual cotton candy: delicious and immediately gratifying, but insubstantial and fleeting.
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Origin and Etymology of insubstantial
probably from French insubstantiel, from Late Latin insubstantialis, from Latin in- + Late Latin substantialis substantial
First Known Use: 1607
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
Definition of insubstantial for Students
: not large or important Her contribution was insubstantial.
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