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Antonyms for substance
ˈsʌb stənssub·stance

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term substance.

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. substancenoun

    Antonyms:
    attribute, attribute, property, quality

    Synonyms:
    being, essence, nature

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. substance

    Synonyms:
    matter, material, body, pith, gist, import, essential, meaning, be

Princeton's WordNet

  1. substancenoun

    the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists

    "DNA is the substance of our genes"

    Synonyms:
    means, nitty-gritty, meat, core, inwardness, sum, subject matter, gist, heart and soul, nub, center, centre, kernel, meaning, essence, message, heart, content, marrow, pith

  2. kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-grittynoun

    the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

    "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"

    Synonyms:
    affection, summation, warmness, sum of money, sum total, means, affectionateness, center of attention, center field, content, nucleus, plaza, meaning, meat, bone marrow, centre, burden, stub, center, tenderness, snapper, core, totality, marrow, heart and soul, sum, fondness, total, nerve, core group, internality, marrow squash, nerve center, shopping center, aggregate, nub, join, kernel, nitty-gritty, union, spirit, centerfield, gist, warmheartedness, nerve centre, inwardness, centre of attention, pith, heart, shopping mall, nubble, bosom, mall, essence, ticker, message, pump, magnetic core, effect, mettle, shopping centre, perfume, spunk, philia, subject matter, amount of money, midpoint, vegetable marrow, eye, amount, middle

  3. meaning, substancenoun

    the idea that is intended

    "What is the meaning of this proverb?"

    Synonyms:
    means, nitty-gritty, meat, import, core, inwardness, sum, subject matter, center, gist, heart and soul, content, nub, signification, centre, kernel, meaning, essence, message, heart, significance, marrow, pith

  4. substancenoun

    material of a particular kind or constitution

    "the immune response recognizes invading substances"

    Synonyms:
    means, nitty-gritty, meat, core, inwardness, sum, subject matter, gist, heart and soul, nub, center, centre, kernel, meaning, essence, message, heart, content, marrow, pith

  5. means, substancenoun

    considerable capital (wealth or income)

    "he is a man of means"

    Synonyms:
    means, nitty-gritty, meat, subject matter, core, nub, inwardness, sum, way, gist, heart and soul, center, agency, centre, kernel, meaning, essence, message, heart, content, marrow, pith

  6. message, content, subject matter, substancenoun

    what a communication that is about something is about

    Synonyms:
    message, content, meat, means, core, inwardness, subject, sum, subject matter, cognitive content, heart and soul, marrow, nub, center, depicted object, centre, kernel, meaning, essence, contentedness, heart, mental object, nitty-gritty, capacity, pith, gist

  7. substancenoun

    a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties

    "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"

    Synonyms:
    means, nitty-gritty, meat, core, inwardness, sum, subject matter, gist, heart and soul, nub, center, centre, kernel, meaning, essence, message, heart, content, marrow, pith

Editors Contribution

  1. compound

    Submitted by anonymous on February 10, 2020  

How to use substance in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    Anything that name ends with XIN is likely to contain TOXIN-a harmful substance for anybody.

  2. Abraham Denmark:

    The key lessons of Singapore are that President Trump sees tremendous value in the imagery of diplomacy and wants to be seen as a bold leader, even if the substance of the diplomacy is far behind the pageantry.

  3. Isaac Bashevis Singer:

    The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual -- when it begins to ignore the passions, the motions -- it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.

  4. Attorney Stuart Alterman:

    I believe the [toxicology] reports will show that he had ingested a large amount of PCP, cocaine, and another substance.

  5. Jim Johnson:

    Some 22 million people across the country suffer from substance abuse disorders, resulting in 50,000 overdose death rates each year, this is right up there on that same level as terrorism and homeland security concerns in our country. That doesn’t even count the number of people getting Hepatitis B and C and HIV.

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