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Related to insubstantiality: celestial
1. Not firm or solid; weak or flimsy: a shed made of insubstantial materials.
2. Very small or negligible, as in importance, size, or amount: an insubstantial volume of traffic.
3. Lacking or appearing to lack substance or reality: "the insubstantial vapor of an autumn field" (Loren Eiseley).
in′sub·stan′ti·al′i·ty (-shē-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.
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|Noun||1.||insubstantiality - lack of solid substance and strength|
weakness - the property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain; "his weakness increased as he became older"; "the weakness of the span was overlooked until it collapsed"
|2.||insubstantiality - lacking substance or reality|
smoke - something with no concrete substance; "his dreams all turned to smoke"; "it was just smoke and mirrors"
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