View definitions for substantive


noun as in nominal

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adjective as in essential; real

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The comments by Goodell at his annual state-of-the-league news conference during Super Bowl week were the league’s first substantive remarks in months on the investigation and ownership dispute.

So they get the equivalent of $24 for a single person and $48 for a family, which is a very substantive donation that the family themselves can decide to use for what they need the most.

From Vox

In this week’s Environment Report, MacKenzie Elmer breaks down the vote, highlighting substantive objections to the plan and some last-minute concerns that women board members didn’t get a chance to speak during the meeting.

These are just some of the issues that might have come up in a truly substantive conversation around health care.

From Fortune

Kuperberg and Scott Aaronson, a quantum computing expert at the University of Texas at Austin, said IonQ appeared to have made substantive quantum computing progress.

From Fortune

These are reactive, not proactive, stances, and they do little to offer substantive solutions.

They still just distract us from generally more substantive topics in need of our attention.

Those who feel moved to add a more substantive reason will say, “Oh yes, and the economy.”

This, and only this, is the key to driving real, substantive change in America.

Which is more substantive: chained CPI, or criminal justice reform?

It is always to be remembered that retrospective legislation is bad in principle only when it affects the substantive law.

Once more there is no definition of the term able-bodied, which is used sometimes as an adjective and sometimes as a substantive.

The word cynocephalus is rather an adjective than a proper substantive, for which reason we have not adopted it.

Pimmaudizziwin, is a very general substantive expression, in indicating the tenor of being or life.

To give these expressions a verbal form, the substantive verb, with its pronominal modifications, must be superadded.


On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to substantive, such as: noun, common noun, and proper noun.

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