Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun substantive

1 sense of substantive

Sense 1
substantive -- (any word or group of words functioning as a noun)
       => word -- (a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning")

Antonyms of adj substantive

3 senses of substantive

Sense 1
substantial, substantive -- (having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable; "substantial equivalents")

INDIRECT (VIA essential) -> inessential, unessential -- (not basic or fundamental)

Sense 2
substantive (vs. adjective), essential -- (defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established; "substantive law")

adjective (vs. substantive), procedural -- (relating to court practice and procedure as opposed to the principles of law; "adjective law")

Sense 3
meaty, substantive -- (being on topic and prompting thought; "a meaty discussion")

INDIRECT (VIA meaningful) -> meaningless, nonmeaningful -- (having no meaning or direction or purpose; "a meaningless endeavor"; "a meaningless life"; "a verbose but meaningless explanation")

Similarity of adj substantive

3 senses of substantive

Sense 1
substantial, substantive -- (having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable; "substantial equivalents")
       => essential (vs. inessential) -- (basic and fundamental; "the essential feature")

Sense 2
substantive (vs. adjective), essential -- (defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established; "substantive law")

Sense 3
meaty, substantive -- (being on topic and prompting thought; "a meaty discussion")
       => meaningful (vs. meaningless) -- (having a meaning or purpose; "a meaningful explanation"; "a meaningful discussion"; "a meaningful pause")

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