- ♦♦♦1) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n Substantial means large in amount or degree. [FORMAL]
A substantial number of mothers with young children are deterred from undertaking paid work because they lack access to childcare...
That is a very substantial improvement in the present situation.Syn:Ant:2) ADJ-GRADED A substantial building is large and strongly built. [FORMAL]
...those fortunate enough to have a fairly substantial property to sell.
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