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1. substantive

adjective. ['ˈsʌbstəntɪv'] having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable.

Synonyms

  • substantial

Antonyms

  • extrinsic
  • dispensable

Etymology

  • substantif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Substantive

  • abortive
  • accommodative
  • accumulative
  • accusative
  • acquisitive
  • active
  • adaptive
  • addictive
  • additive
  • additive
  • adjective
  • administrative
  • adoptive
  • affective
  • affirmative
  • airmotive
  • alliterative
  • alliterative
  • anticompetitive
  • anti-infective

Example sentences of the word substantive


1. Adjective
A company must account for these substantive amounts in a way that complies with financial accounting principles.

Quotes containing the word substantive


1. While we can learn or study techniques for almost anything we might want to accomplish, real understanding is not the mere accumulation of knowledge. Understanding cannot be realized by listening or reading about the realization of others. It must be achieved firsthand via substantive, direct perception in the moment.
- H.E. Davey, Japanese Yoga: The Way of Dynamic Meditation

2. substantive

noun. ['ˈsʌbstəntɪv'] any word or group of words functioning as a noun.

Synonyms

  • noun

Antonyms

  • secondary
  • unimportant

Etymology

  • substantif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. substantive

adjective. ['ˈsʌbstəntɪv'] defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established.

Antonyms

  • expendable

Etymology

  • substantif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. substantive

adjective. ['ˈsʌbstəntɪv'] being on topic and prompting thought.

Synonyms

  • meaty

Antonyms

  • inessentiality
  • noncrucial

Etymology

  • substantif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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