It is not the adjective, but the substantive, which is of real importance.
I trusted that some day it would prove to be a substantive religion.
The use of this adjective as a substantive is said to be an Americanism.
Have we not the substantive trash in the sense of shreddings, at p. 542.
It is one of the substantive colours and does not need any mordant.
It has a Latin ...