HyperDic: insubstantial

English > 3 senses of the word insubstantial:
ADJECTIVEallinsubstantial, unsubstantial, unreallacking material form or substance
allinsubstantiallacking in nutritive value
allinsubstantial, flimsylacking solidity or strength
insubstantial > pronunciation
Soundsihnsahbstae'nchahl; ihnsahbstae'nshahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > insubstantial: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaninglacking material form or substance; unreal.
Examples
  • "as insubstantial as a dream"
  • "an insubstantial mirage on the horizon"
Synonymsunsubstantial, unreal
Attribute ofsubstantiality, substantialness, solidnessThe quality of being substantial or having substance
Narroweraeriform, aerial, airy, aery, etherealCharacterized by lightness and insubstantiality
hollowLacking in substance or character
shadowy, wraithlikelacking in substance
stringyConsisting of or containing string or strings
See alsoimmaterial, nonmaterialnot consisting of matter
Oppositesubstantial, real, materialHaving substance or capable of being treated as fact
Spanishanodina, anodino, hueco, insubstancial, insustancial, irreal
Nounsinsubstantialitylacking substance or reality
insubstantialitylack of solid substance and strength
English > insubstantial: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaninglacking in nutritive value.
Broaderunwholesomedetrimental to physical or moral well-being
Spanishinsulso, insustancial
English > insubstantial: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaninglacking solidity or strength.
Synonymflimsy
BroaderweakWanting in physical strength

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