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adjective 
  1. Belonging to substance; actually existing; real; as, substantial life.
  2. Not seeming or imaginary; not illusive; real; solid; true; veritable. "to do some good, is the compensation for much incidental imperfection" - Cardinal Newman, The Rise and Progress of Universities
  3. Corporeal; material; firm.
  4. Having good substance; strong; stout; solid; firm; as, substantial cloth; a substantial fence or wall.
  5. Possessed of goods or an estate; moderately wealthy; responsible; as, a substantial freeholder.
  6. Large in size or value; as, a substantial amount of money.
  7. Most important; essential.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: substantieel
  • French: substantiel(fr)
  • German: wesentlich(de)
  • Spanish: substancial
Etymology: From substantiel.


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