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Synonyms for substance
ˈsʌb stəns

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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)

    Synonyms:
    being, essence, nature

    Antonyms:
    attribute, attribute, property, quality

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. substance

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. substance(n.)

    Synonyms:
    substratum, groundwork, reality, hypostasis, substantiality, essential nature, real being, real existence

  2. substance(n.)

    Synonyms:
    meaning, import, significance, essence, pith, gist, soul, chief part, essential part, vital part

  3. substance(n.)

    Synonyms:
    body, matter, material, texture, stuff

  4. substance(n.)

    Synonyms:
    property, wealth, means, estate

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Substance":

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How to pronounce substance?

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

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How to use substance in a sentence?

  1. Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz:

    Every candidate does what they believe they need to to attract attention to their campaign, he has chosen to focus on debates rather than substance. That is certainly his prerogative.

  2. Robert Francis Kennedy:

    High office teaches decision making, not substance. It consumes intellectual capital it does not create it. Most high officials leave office with the perceptions and insights with which they entered they learn how to make decisions but not what decisions to make.

  3. Franz Kafka:

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

  4. Sharon Levy:

    We absolutely think that schools could have a really major role in the whole spectrum of care in substance use disorders.

  5. Philip Wolfson:

    It's a substance that supports deep, meaningful and rapidly effective psychotherapy.


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