Slight and Substantial


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Slight adjective – Lacking importance.
Usage example: a slight comedy that did nothing to further her career

Substantial is an antonym for slight in topics: small, noticeable.
Nearby Words: slightly, slighted, slighting, slightingly
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Substantial adjective – Having great meaning or lasting effect.
Usage example: substantial changes to the school dress code that made a lot of people unhappy

Slight is an antonym for substantial in topics: important, minor.
Nearby Words: substance, substantiate, substantially, substantiality, substantiation
Antonyms for Substantial
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change slight change substantial change
amount slight amount substantial amount
chance slight chance substantial chance
degree slight degree substantial degree
Other nouns: effect, advantage, influence, lead, difference, increase, loss, damage, improvement, penalty, bonus, boost, elements, changes, differences.
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