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    substantial - Dictionary definition and meaning for word substantial

    Definition
    (adj) fairly large
    Synonyms : significant
    Example Sentence
    • won by a substantial margin
    Definition
    (adj) having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable
    Synonyms : substantive
    Example Sentence
    • substantial equivalents
    Definition
    (adj) having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary
    Synonyms : material , real
    Example Sentence
    • the substantial world
    • a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical
    • most ponderous and substantial things
    Definition
    (adj) providing abundant nourishment
    Synonyms : hearty , satisfying , solid , square
    Example Sentence
    • a hearty meal
    • good solid food
    • ate a substantial breakfast
    • four square meals a day
    Definition
    (adj) of good quality and condition; solidly built
    Synonyms : solid , strong
    Example Sentence
    • a solid foundation
    • several substantial timber buildings
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