Skip to main content
Select Source:

substantial

sub·stan·tial / səbˈstanchəl/ • adj. 1. of considerable importance, size, or worth: a substantial amount of cash. ∎  strongly built or made: a row of substantial Victorian villas. ∎  (of a meal) large and filling. ∎  important in material or social terms; wealthy: a substantial Devon family. 2. concerning the essentials of something: there was substantial agreement on changing policies. 3. real and tangible rather than imaginary: spirits are shadowy, human beings substantial. DERIVATIVES: sub·stan·ti·al·i·ty / -ˌstanchēˈalitē/ n.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"substantial." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Encyclopedia.com. 14 Dec. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"substantial." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Encyclopedia.com. (December 14, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/substantial-0

"substantial." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Retrieved December 14, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/substantial-0

Substantial

SUBSTANTIAL

Of real worth and importance; of considerable value; valuable. Belonging to substance; actually existing; real; not seeming or imaginary; not illusive; solid; true; veritable.

The right to freedom of speech, for example, is a substantial right.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Substantial." West's Encyclopedia of American Law. . Encyclopedia.com. 14 Dec. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Substantial." West's Encyclopedia of American Law. . Encyclopedia.com. (December 14, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/law/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/substantial

"Substantial." West's Encyclopedia of American Law. . Retrieved December 14, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/law/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/substantial

substantial

substantialcircumstantial, financial, substantial •court-martial, impartial, marshal, martial, partial •especial, special •cadential, confidential, consequential, credential, deferential, differential, essential, evidential, existential, experiential, exponential, influential, intelligential, irreverential, jurisprudential, penitential, pestilential, potential, preferential, presidential, providential, prudential, quintessential, referential, residential, reverential, sapiential, sciential, sentential, sequential, tangential, torrential •abbatial, facial, fascial, glacial, interracial, multiracial, palatial, primatial, racial, spatial •artificial, beneficial, initial, interstitial, judicial, official, sacrificial, solstitial, superficial •provincial • seneschal • equinoctial •asocial, precocial, psychosocial, social •crucial, fiducial •bushel •antenuptial, nuptial •commercial, controversial, Herschel, inertial, infomercial

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"substantial." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Encyclopedia.com. 14 Dec. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"substantial." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Encyclopedia.com. (December 14, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/substantial

"substantial." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Retrieved December 14, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/substantial