unsubstantial

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adjective un·sub·stan·tial \ˌən-səb-ˈstan(t)-shəl\

Definition of unsubstantial

  1. :  not substantial :  lacking substance, firmness, or strength unsubstantial shadows

unsubstantiality

play \ˌən-səb-ˌstan(t)-shē-ˈa-lə-tē\ noun

unsubstantially

play \ˌən-səb-ˈstan(t)-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of unsubstantial in a Sentence

  1. as thin and unsubstantial as the wind

  2. an unsubstantial child who was unfit to play sports of any kind

First Known Use of unsubstantial

15th century


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