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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 use substance in a sentence?

  1. Thomas Troward:

    Creative power, is that receptive attitude of expectancy which makes a mold into which the plastic and as yet undifferentiated substance can flow and take the desired form.

  2. The Russian embassy in London:

    We would like the British side to share with us the information regarding the type of substance used and the correlation between this incident and other mysterious poisonings happening in the vicinity of the secret military chemical laboratory in Porton Down.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The study is just knowledge of theory; whereas, practice shows its substance and reality.

  4. Peter Doocy:

    Their favorite adjective is Kennedyesque, they all talk about his hair and his teeth, they talk about no substance, nothing about his record, they don’t talk about his being open to abolishing [Immigration and Customs Enforcement], they don’t talk about his wanting to impeach the president.

  5. Nicholas Dirks:

    While I disagree with the plaintiff's claims and allegations, and will defend against them, I am unfortunately unable to comment on the substance of the lawsuit, however, I can say that I cooperated fully with, and take extremely seriously, the University's confidential investigation into this matter and ensuing sanction. I will continue to cooperate fully with the University as matters unfold.

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