insubstantial insubstantial  /ɪn səb ˈstæn tʃəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) lacking material form or substance; unreal
  2. (adj) lacking in nutritive value

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The not insubstantial paunch he has added since then is a source of some consternation.
  2. The not insubstantial paunch he has added since then is a source of some consternation.
  3. In a scene long dominated by insubstantial teen idols, Beyond have been the Beatles, the Clash and Oasis rolled into one.

News

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  1. "I think it is slightly cynical in its timing; it is rather insubstantial in its content and it is not part of an overall approach," Cameron said on GMTV.
    on Oct 6, 2009 By: David Cameron Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. Mr Ford added: "We have an Executive which is dysfunctional, operating to a weak and insubstantial programme for government. It is not very good at implementing that programme and well-nigh incapable of agreeing anything else. Where issues were not...
    on Jan 23, 2010 By: David Ford Source: Belfast Telegraph

  3. Mrs Beckett described the publication as "threadbare, insubstantial and just plain wrong", adding: "Chatham House has established a great reputation over the years, but this paper will do nothing to enhance it."
    on Dec 19, 2006 By: Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett Source: guardian.co.uk

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