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substance

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of substance

  1. 1 the basic elements from which something can be developed many thought that the mayor's speech lacked substance because specific proposals for solving the city's problems were few Synonyms of substance material, raw material, stuff, making, timberWords Related to substance possibility, potential, potentiality; matter, metal

  2. 2 the quality or qualities that make a thing what it is tireless caring and nurturing that was the very substance of maternal love Synonyms of substance being, essentiality, nature, quiddity, quintessence, soul, stuff, essenceWords Related to substance heart, spirit; alpha and omega, center, core, keynote, marrow, pith, seat; embodiment, epitome, incarnation, manifestation, personification; aspect, attribute, feature, property; gist, kernel, nub

  3. 3 the total of one's money and property measure the worth of a person not by his earthly substance but by his good deeds Synonyms of substance assets, capital, fortune, means, opulence, riches, wealth, wherewithal, worthWords Related to substance belongings, chattels, effects, holdings, paraphernalia, possessions, things; bankroll, deep pockets, finances, funds, money, wallet; abundance, affluence, prosperity, success; treasure, valuables; accession, acquisition, personal property, personalty, property; nest egg, reserve, resources, savings, treasuryNear Antonyms of substance debts, liabilities; indebtedness

  4. 4 one that has a real and independent existence the question of whether the soul is a substance entirely independent of the body Synonyms of substance being, commodity, existent, individual, individuality, integer, object, reality, something, entity, thingWords Related to substance body, subject; material, matter, quantity, stuffNear Antonyms of substance nonentity


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