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1. substance

noun. ['ˈsʌbstəns'] the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists.

Synonyms

  • volatile
  • material
  • portion
  • mixture
  • part
  • element
  • body substance
  • matter
  • component part
  • chemical element
  • phlogiston
  • living substance
  • atom
  • medium
  • chemistry
  • component
  • activator
  • fluid
  • constituent
  • protoplasm
  • essence
  • substrate

Antonyms

  • inconsequence
  • meaninglessness
  • insignificance
  • unimportance

Etymology

  • substance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • substantia (Latin)

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Rhymes with Substance

  • abeyance
  • abhorrence
  • absence
  • abstinence
  • abundance
  • acceptance
  • acceptance
  • accordance
  • acquaintance
  • acquiescence
  • adherence
  • admittance
  • adolescence
  • adolescence
  • adriance
  • affluence
  • agence
  • allegiance
  • alliance
  • allowance

How do you pronounce substance?

Pronounce substance as ˈsəbstəns.

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Sentences with substance


1. Noun, singular or mass
Overdosing on pseudoephedrine will not kill you unless you consume an extreme amount of the substance.

Quotes about substance


1. I don't need someone with a hot body. He can be fat or overweight and have a belly. It's very much about style and substance and humor, interest, curiosity and really being smart.
- Kate Walsh

2. Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone - but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.
- William Hazlitt

3. So much of the language of love was like that: you devoured someone with your eyes, you drank in the sight of him, you swallowed him whole. Love was substance, broken down and beating through your bloodstream.
- Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes

2. substance

noun. ['ˈsʌbstəns'] the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience.

Synonyms

  • core
  • centre
  • sum
  • hypostasis
  • nitty-gritty
  • center
  • bare bones
  • heart and soul
  • cognitive content
  • haecceity
  • pith
  • marrow
  • gist
  • meat
  • quiddity
  • nub
  • mental object
  • quintessence
  • kernel
  • content
  • inwardness
  • essence
  • heart

Antonyms

  • politeness
  • persuasion
  • dissuasion
  • unconnectedness

Etymology

  • substance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • substantia (Latin)

3. substance

noun. ['ˈsʌbstəns'] the idea that is intended.

Synonyms

  • undertone
  • import
  • thought
  • idea
  • extension
  • meaning
  • reference
  • semantics
  • tenor
  • undercurrent
  • denotation
  • implication
  • strain
  • connotation

Antonyms

  • good humor
  • ill humor
  • civility
  • graciousness

Etymology

  • substance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • substantia (Latin)

4. substance

noun. ['ˈsʌbstəns'] considerable capital (wealth or income).

Synonyms

  • wherewithal
  • pocketbook
  • means

Antonyms

  • meaningfulness
  • purposefulness
  • demotion
  • discouragement

Etymology

  • substance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • substantia (Latin)

5. substance

noun. ['ˈsʌbstəns'] a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties.

Synonyms

  • pyrectic
  • ferment
  • metabolite
  • pyrogen
  • agent
  • propellent
  • inhibitor
  • carcinogen
  • lubricating substance
  • lubricator
  • antigen
  • poison
  • vehicle
  • fuel
  • matter
  • assay
  • philosopher's stone
  • inoculant
  • philosophers' stone
  • nutrient
  • chemical irritant
  • leaven
  • adulterant
  • lubricant
  • digestive
  • food
  • jelly
  • lube
  • toxicant
  • lysin
  • hydrocolloid
  • adulterator
  • elixir
  • denaturant
  • ligand
  • poisonous substance
  • allergen
  • fomentation
  • inoculum
  • propellant
  • leavening
  • humectant

Antonyms

  • significant
  • insignificant
  • acknowledged
  • unacknowledged

Etymology

  • substance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • substantia (Latin)

6. substance

noun. ['ˈsʌbstəns'] material of a particular kind or constitution.

Antonyms

  • disapprobation

Etymology

  • substance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • substantia (Latin)

7. substance

noun. ['ˈsʌbstəns'] what a communication that is about something is about.

Synonyms

  • significance
  • acknowledgment
  • guidance
  • packaging
  • humour
  • discourtesy
  • wittiness
  • theme
  • communication
  • dedication
  • divagation
  • subject matter
  • meaninglessness
  • promotion
  • wit
  • approval
  • refusal
  • topic
  • acknowledgement
  • excursus
  • import
  • narrative
  • direction
  • petition
  • aside
  • drivel
  • counsel
  • disrespect
  • counselling
  • nonsensicality
  • offer
  • digression
  • view
  • reminder
  • signification
  • request
  • entry
  • corker
  • postulation
  • garbage
  • shocker
  • offering
  • humor
  • information
  • meaning
  • nonsense
  • sensationalism
  • counseling
  • body
  • hokum
  • story
  • bunk
  • insertion
  • submission
  • message
  • witticism
  • respects
  • content
  • info
  • statement
  • instruction
  • subject
  • interpolation
  • disapproval
  • tale
  • parenthesis
  • commendation
  • publicity
  • promotional material
  • latent content
  • memorial
  • proposal
  • opinion
  • commitment

Antonyms

  • disapproval
  • competition
  • unfaithfulness
  • infidelity

Etymology

  • substance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • substantia (Latin)
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