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Antonyms for substance
ˈsʌb stəns

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. substance(noun)

    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-gritty(noun)

    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, substance(noun)

    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. substance(noun)

    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, substance(noun)

    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, substance(noun)

    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. substance(noun)

    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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. substance(n)

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. compound

    Submitted by anonymous on February 10, 2020  

How to use substance in a sentence?

  1. Cometan:

    To have imagination, is too to have substance.

  2. California Civil Code, "Maxims of Jurisprudence":

    #3528. The law respects form less than substance.

  3. Charles Lieberman:

    It's more in the nature of psychology than real substance.

  4. Aesop:

    Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.

  5. Franz Kafka:

    My fear... is my substance, and probably the best part of me.

How to pronounce substance?

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Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
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Veena
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How to say substance in sign language?

  1. substance

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#387property
#392quality
#4308substance
#4389attribute

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