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Synonyms for substantive
ˈsʌb stən tɪvsub·stan·tive

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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  1. substantiveadjective


  2. substantiveadjective

    A word that names or refers to a person, place, thing, or idea. Nouns and personal pronouns are always substantives by nature.

    verbal, adjective, procedural

  3. substantiveadjective

    Having substance and prompting thought.

    substantial, meaty

    procedural, adjective, verbal

  4. substantiveadjective

    verbal, adjective, procedural

  5. substantiveadjective

    verbal, procedural, adjective

  6. substantiveadjective

    essential, in essence

Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 3 votes

  1. substantiveadjective

    any word or group of words functioning as a noun

    adjective, nonmeaningful, unessential, inessential, procedural, meaningless

  2. substantial, substantiveadjective

    having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable

    "substantial equivalents"

    substantial, significant, hearty, essential, real, square, material, solid, meaty, strong, satisfying

    unessential, meaningless, nonmeaningful, procedural, inessential, adjective

  3. substantive, essentialadjective

    defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established

    "substantive law"

    substantial, essential, all important(p), all-important(a), indispensable, meaty, crucial, of the essence(p)

    procedural, nonmeaningful, inessential, adjective, meaningless, unessential

  4. meaty, substantiveadjective

    being on topic and prompting thought

    "a meaty discussion"

    essential, meaty, substantial

    adjective, nonmeaningful, procedural, meaningless, inessential, unessential

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. substantivenoun

    (Gram.) noun, name

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  1. Robert Hilliard:

    The 2nd Circuit, in a sound and substantive way, called GM out for its cover-up, its lies and its attempts to use bankruptcy as a way to hide from the victims.

  2. Alexander Vindman:

    When I Geraldo RiveraFacts First : Trump saw the transcript without the two substantive items that I had attempted to include, I didn't see that as nefarious. I just saw Geraldo RiveraFacts First : Trump as, OK, no big deal. You know, these might be meaningful, but it's not that big a deal.

  3. President Trump:

    One of the things I think that in this country we don't have enough of is dialogue, and substantive dialogue, where people who have different opinions can speak about them freely and candidly.

  4. Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz:

    Yesterday, in an interview, he even had the nerve to make an outrageous comment about one of his fellow candidate's looks, so I'm sorry, I'm just, I'm not really willing to give Donald Trump credit for very credible, substantive beliefs.

  5. Larry Lemke:

    I think UFO reports represent a substantive puzzle that warrants serious scientific attention, without advocating any particular position on what the answer to that puzzle is … whether it is purely psychological, purely physical or some combination of the two.

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