insubstantial


insubstantial

adjective

  1. not substantial or real; lacking substance: an insubstantial world of dreams.
  2. not solid or firm; weak; flimsy.
  3. not substantial in amount or size; inconsiderable: an insubstantial sum.

adjective

  1. not substantial; flimsy, tenuous, or slight
  2. imaginary; unreal
adj.

c.1600, from Medieval Latin insubstantialis, from in- “not” (see in- (1)) + substantialis (see substantial). Related: Insubstantially.

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