Real and Substantial


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Real adjective – Existing in fact and not merely as a possibility.
Usage example: asked her parents if the Tooth Fairy was real

Substantial is a synonym for real in material topic. In some cases you can use "Substantial" instead an adjective "Real", when it comes to topics like genuine in existence. popular alternative
Nearby Words: realize, realise, reality, realistic, really
Synonyms for Real


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Substantial adjective – Having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary.
Usage example: "most ponderous and substantial things"- Shakespeare

Real is a synonym for substantial in considerable topic. You can use "Real" instead the word "Substantial" as an adjective or a noun. popular alternative
Nearby Words: substance, substantiate, substantially, substantiality, substantiation
Synonyms for Substantial

Things that words describes

power real power substantial power
plot real plot substantial plot
estate real estate substantial estate
chance real chance substantial chance
Other nouns: time, use, way, money, difference, damage.

Both words in one sentence

  • Energy Bow The bow itself is perfectly real and substantial, but the missiles are ice or lightning spontaneously generated when the (unloaded) bow is fired.
    Source: Energy Bow
  • He also suspects it was when his love for Kaoru become something more solid, substantial and real.
  • This trope is fairly common in real-world polytheism, especially those with a substantial animist or pantheist component.
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