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un·sub·stan·tial

 (ŭn′səb-stăn′shəl)
adj.
1. Lacking material substance; insubstantial.
2. Lacking firmness or strength; flimsy.
3. Lacking basis in fact.

un′sub·stan′ti·al′i·ty (-shē-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.
un′sub·stan′tial·ly adv.

unsubstantial

(ˌʌnsəbˈstænʃəl)
adj
1. lacking weight, strength, or firmness
2. (esp of an argument) of doubtful validity
3. of no material existence or substance; unreal
ˌunsubˌstantiˈality n
ˌunsubˈstantially adv

un•sub•stan•tial

(ˌʌn səbˈstæn ʃəl)

adj.
1. having no foundation in fact.
2. without material substance.
3. materially paltry.
4. lacking strength or solidity; flimsy.
[1425–75]
un`sub•stan`ti•al′i•ty, n.
un`sub•stan′tial•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unsubstantial - lacking material form or substanceunsubstantial - lacking material form or substance; unreal; "as insubstantial as a dream"; "an insubstantial mirage on the horizon"
nonmaterial, immaterial - not consisting of matter; "immaterial apparitions"; "ghosts and other immaterial entities"

unsubstantial

adjective
3. Having little substance or significance; not solidly based:
Translations

unsubstantial

[ˈʌnsəbˈstænʃəl] ADJinsustancial

unsubstantial

adj (= flimsy) structureleicht, dürftig; mealleicht; evidence, proofnicht überzeugend, nicht schlagkräftig; claimungerechtfertigt
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