unsubstantial

  • 1 Unsubstantial — Un sub*stan tial, a. Lacking in matter or substance; visionary; chimerical. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 unsubstantial — index baseless, delusive, erroneous, futile, ill founded, illusory, immaterial, impalpable, imponderable …

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  • 3 unsubstantial — mid 15c., from UN (Cf. un ) (1) “not” + SUBSTANTIAL (Cf. substantial) …

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  • 4 unsubstantial — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having little or no solidity, reality, or factual basis …

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  • 5 unsubstantial — [un΄səb stan′shəl] adj. not substantial; specif., a) having no material substance b) not solid or heavy; flimsy; light c) unreal; visionary unsubstantiality [un΄səbstan΄shē al′ə tē] n. unsubstantially adv …

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  • 6 unsubstantial — unsubstantiality, n. unsubstantially, adv. /un seuhb stan sheuhl/, adj. 1. not substantial; having no foundation in fact; fanciful; insubstantial: an unsubstantial argument; unsubstantial hopes. 2. without material substance: an unsubstantial… …

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  • 7 unsubstantial — adjective Date: 15th century not substantial ; lacking substance, firmness, or strength < unsubstantial shadows > • unsubstantiality noun • unsubstantially adverb …

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  • 8 unsubstantial — Synonyms and related words: Barmecidal, Barmecide, adulterated, airy, apparent, apparitional, asomatous, astral, attenuate, attenuated, autistic, bodiless, breakable, brittle, cheap jack, chimeric, cobwebby, crumbling, crumbly, cut, dainty,… …

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  • 9 unsubstantial — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Flimsy] Syn. fragile, frail, thin; see light 5 . 2. [Unreal] Syn. visionary, vaporous, imaginary; see fantastic 1 , unbelievable . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Having no body, form, or substance . bodiless,… …

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  • 10 unsubstantial — adj. not solid, not concrete, lacking a foundation; flimsy, weak …

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  • 11 unsubstantial — adjective having little or no solidity, reality, or factual basis. Derivatives unsubstantiality noun unsubstantially adverb …

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  • 12 unsubstantial — a. 1. Light, flimsy, gossamery, thin. 2. Unreal, imaginary, chimerical, visionary, ideal, illusory, fantastical. 3. Unsound, untenable, weak, flimsy, fallacious, erroneous, illogical …

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  • 13 unsubstantial — adj 1. insubstantial, fanciful, fancied, imaginary, imagined, chimerical, unreal, visionary, quixotic; airy, vaporous, wild, idle, empty; fantastic, make believe, mythical, fairy tale, fictitious, made up; illusory, illusive, delusive, false,… …

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  • 14 unsubstantial — un·substantial …

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  • 15 unsubstantial — un•sub•stan•tial [[t]ˌʌn səbˈstæn ʃəl[/t]] adj. 1) having no foundation in fact 2) without material substance 3) materially paltry 4) lacking strength or solidity; flimsy • Etymology: 1425–75 un sub•stan ti•al′i•ty, n. un sub•stan′tial•ly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 unsubstantial — /ʌnsəbˈstænʃəl/ (say unsuhb stanshuhl) adjective 1. not substantial; not solid, firm, or strong; flimsy; slight; unreal; insubstantial. 2. not substantiated; having no foundation in fact. 3. immaterial; having no substance. –unsubstantiality… …

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  • 17 unsubstantial — adj. having little or no solidity, reality, or factual basis. Derivatives: unsubstantiality n. unsubstantially adv …

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  • 18 Unsubstantial Blues — Infobox ESC entry song = flagicon|Hungary Unsubstantial Blues caption = language = English artist = Magdi Rúzsa with = year = 2007 country = Hungary composer = Magdi Rúzsa lyricist = Imre Mózsik place = 9th points = 128 place semi = 2nd points… …

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  • 19 flimsy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. sleazy, gossamer, fragile; tenuous, unsubstantial; feeble, weak. See weakness. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [ Said of physical things ] Syn. slight, frail, weak, gauzy, sleazy, sheer, shoddy,… …

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