substitutive

adjective
sub·​sti·​tu·​tive | \ ˈsəb-stə-ˌtü-tiv How to pronounce substitutive (audio) , -ˌtyü-\

Definition of substitutive

: serving or suitable as a substitute

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from substitutive

substitutively adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for substitutive

Synonyms

makeshift, new, substitute

Antonyms

original

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of substitutive in a Sentence

his recent religious fanaticism is only the latest substitutive addiction of a person with an addictive personality

Recent Examples on the Web

Somewhere along the line, a foundational philosophy emerged: Identity is additive, not substitutive. Monte Reel, Bloomberg.com, "If Davos Were a Person, It Would Be Carlos Ghosn," 20 July 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'substitutive.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of substitutive

1656, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about substitutive

Statistics for substitutive

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for substitutive

The first known use of substitutive was in 1656

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for substitutive

substitutive

adjective
sub·​sti·​tu·​tive | \ ˈsəb-stə-ˌt(y)üt-iv How to pronounce substitutive (audio) \

Medical Definition of substitutive

: serving or suitable as a substitute substitutive behavior

Other Words from substitutive

substitutively adverb

More from Merriam-Webster on substitutive

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with substitutive

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for substitutive

Comments on substitutive

What made you want to look up substitutive? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to move or proceed with twists and turns

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!