Substantial and Trivial


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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

Trivial is an antonym for substantial in important topic.
Nearby Words: substance, substantiate, substantially, substantiality, substantiation
Antonyms for Substantial


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Trivial adjective – Lacking importance.
Usage example: why spend so much time on trivial decisions, like whether the soda should be regular or diet?

Substantial is an antonym for trivial in not important topic.
Nearby Words: triviality, trivialize, trivially
Antonyms for Trivial
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Things that words describes

effort substantial effort trivial effort
knowledge substantial knowledge trivial knowledge
amount substantial amount trivial amount
difference substantial difference trivial difference
Other nouns: information, damage, amounts, differences.

Both words in one sentence

  • Fantastic Aesop While the author would like us to consider this as a clear metaphor for racism, sexism, or other forms of segregation, the situation shown is less about trivial surface differences and more substantial.
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