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Some doctors even recommend surgery—which comes with its own not insubstantial risks for older individuals—before trying biologics.

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Their bodies are so insubstantial that capturing them has been likened to trying to catch fog in a net and then pickle it in a jar.

However, for the sake of what isn’t an insubstantial investment, don’t mistake that for being fully waterproof.

Meanwhile, this vast ecosystem of plug-ins brings with it a not-insubstantial number of security vulnerabilities.

Even these willfully insubstantial constructions are more concrete than Jacqueline Maggi’s diaphanous, unoccupied rectangular enclosure.

It was at least something, however insubstantial, that he could offer to Karzai at the talks.

His aspect was as insubstantial as fog, dreams, or an expelled breath, and in this he resembled billions of human beings.

After a brief market rally on Monday, confidence was snuffed out as traders reckoned the support was insubstantial.

Insubstantial novelty has more to do with decadence than any form of innovation.

That was another relative—James Lampton, a cousin—quite as lovable, and a builder of even more insubstantial dreams.

The coast of America now looked more like a low-lying fringe of insubstantial cloud than solid land.

Here we may fashion pictures and weave around them gossamer draperies as insubstantial as this golden twilight.

When viewed in the light of that modern common sense which has guided economic discussion, it seems formal and insubstantial.

Odd to reflect on—they were the insubstantial but coveted wealth of the woman fallen upon poverty, ignoble poverty!


On this page you'll find 96 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to insubstantial, such as: fanciful, flimsy, illusory, puny, tenuous, and unreal.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.