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synonyms for insubstantial

  • fanciful
  • flimsy
  • illusory
  • puny
  • tenuous
  • unreal
  • unsubstantial
  • aerial
  • airy
  • chimerical
  • decrepit
  • ephemeral
  • false
  • feeble
  • fly-by-night
  • fragile
  • frail
  • idle
  • immaterial
  • imponderable
  • incorporeal
  • infirm
  • intangible
  • metaphysical
  • petty
  • poor
  • slender
  • slight
  • thin
  • too little too late
  • unsound
See also synonyms for: insubstantiality
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antonyms for insubstantial

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  • genuine
  • real
  • serious
  • strong
  • substantial
  • thick
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How to use insubstantial in a sentence

However, for the sake of what isn’t an insubstantial investment, don’t mistake that for being fully waterproof.
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Even these willfully insubstantial constructions are more concrete than Jacqueline Maggi’s diaphanous, unoccupied rectangular enclosure.
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That was another relative—James Lampton, a cousin—quite as lovable, and a builder of even more insubstantial dreams.
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The coast of America now looked more like a low-lying fringe of insubstantial cloud than solid land.
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Here we may fashion pictures and weave around them gossamer draperies as insubstantial as this golden twilight.
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When viewed in the light of that modern common sense which has guided economic discussion, it seems formal and insubstantial.
THE THEORY OF THE LEISURE CLASSTHORSTEIN VEBLEN
Odd to reflect on—they were the insubstantial but coveted wealth of the woman fallen upon poverty, ignoble poverty!
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The strong desire to behold the loved ones who have passed away is indeed the impulse; but they too return, though insubstantial.
HOMER'S ODYSSEYDENTON J. SNIDER
Her head was very light on my shoulders, and she felt curiously insubstantial, like a woman of feathers.
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WORDS RELATED TO INSUBSTANTIAL

  • discarnate
  • discorporate
  • disembodied
  • immaterial
  • insubstantial
  • metaphysical
  • nonmaterial
  • spiritual
  • unbodied
  • unsubstantial
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.