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substantial

adjective

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2 of a size greater than average of its kind
  • the amount he inherited was quite substantial, so he quit his job and set out to see the world

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3 relating to or composed of matter
  • the Land of Oz turned out to be a world of dreams, even less substantial than a rainbow

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4 sufficiently large in size, amount, or number to merit attention
  • there's been a substantial increase in attendance at girls' volleyball games ever since the start of their winning streak

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The first known use of substantial was in the 14th century

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“Substantial.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/substantial. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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