What is another word for substantive?

Pronunciation: [səbstˈantɪv] (IPA)

Substantive is a word that describes a concept or idea that has real meaning and importance. However, there are a number of synonyms that can be used in its place to add more depth and variety to your writing. Some alternatives include considerable, meaningful, significant, weighty, substantial, or noteworthy. All of these words can be used to emphasize the importance or significance of a particular concept or idea that you are discussing. By using a range of synonyms for substantive, you can make sure that your writing remains engaging and avoids becoming repetitive or monotonous.

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What are the hypernyms for Substantive?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • hypernyms for substantive (as nouns)

    • communication

What are the hyponyms for Substantive?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for substantive (as nouns)

    • communication

What are the opposite words for substantive?

Substantive means significant or substantial, but its antonyms indicate ideas of lesser importance or quantity. Insufficient is one antonym that relates to the lack of a substantial amount. In contrast, trivial refers to something that is inconsequential or unimportant. Less significant is another opposite of substantive, which is synonymous with trivial but implies a small decrease in importance. Similarly, insignificant represents an antonym that denotes something with little significance. Finally, unsubstantial is a term that contradicts substantive directly and refers to things that are intangible or not measurable in form. Taken together, these antonyms can help convey a range of ideas relating to quantity and importance.

Usage examples for Substantive

It is an undoubted substantive proper, and takes a preposition before it, except when it is in the nominative case.
"We Girls: A Home Story"
Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
The adjective without a substantive is a mere cheat.
"The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons"
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Now a careful comparison of these and similar passages will make it clear that the sequence presented to us is as follows: The "Word" is the passing of the Verb substantive of Being into Action.
"The Law and the Word"
Thomas Troward

Famous quotes with Substantive

  • I love to utilize my celebrity status in a responsible and constructive and substantive manner. I like to get my hands dirty rather than a photo op.
    William Baldwin
  • There's always a great deal of business to be transacted in one's office. There are always visitors it seems to me, an unending stream of them, who come with letters of recommendation, or come actually on substantive business.
    David Bruce
  • I've encountered a lot of people who sound like critics but very few who have substantive criticisms. There is a lot of skepticism, but it seems to be more a matter of inertia than it is of people having some real reason for thinking something else.
    K. Eric Drexler
  • The real difference between the United States and other nations lies not in the words of the preamble to the Constitution, but in the fact that the substantive clauses of that Constitution are enforced by individuals independent of and not beholden to the elected branches.
    Harold H. Greene
  • We need to work together, on a bipartisan basis, to create new jobs, increase job training, enact real and substantive middle class tax relief, and reward companies that create jobs at home.
    Ruben Hinojosa

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