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1. insubstantial

adjective. ['ˌɪnsəbˈstænʃəl'] lacking material form or substance; unreal.

Synonyms

  • unreal
  • aeriform
  • aery
  • wraithlike
  • substantialness
  • stringy
  • ethereal
  • nonmaterial
  • shadowy
  • aerial
  • immaterial
  • substantiality
  • airy
  • unsubstantial

Antonyms

  • material
  • substantial
  • immateriality
  • incorporeality

Etymology

  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)
  • substantial (English)
  • substantiel (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Insubstantial

  • circumstantial
  • nonfinancial
  • financial
  • anschel

Example sentences of the word insubstantial


1. Adjective
Once they get too large, the duckweed becomes less useful as a food as it is too insubstantial.

2. insubstantial

adjective. ['ˌɪnsəbˈstænʃəl'] lacking in nutritive value.

Synonyms

  • jejune

Antonyms

  • permeability
  • porosity

Etymology

  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)
  • substantial (English)
  • substantiel (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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