AskDefine | Define unsubstantial

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unsubstantial adj : lacking material form or substance; unreal; "as insubstantial as a dream"; "an insubstantial mirage on the horizon" [syn: insubstantial, unreal] [ant: substantial]

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  1. alternative spelling of insubstantial

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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