Definition of Insubstantiality

1. Noun. Lack of solid substance and strength.

Generic synonyms: Weakness
Derivative terms: Insubstantial



2. Noun. Lacking substance or reality.
Generic synonyms: Immateriality, Incorporeality
Specialized synonyms: Smoke
Derivative terms: Insubstantial
Antonyms: Substantiality

Definition of Insubstantiality

1. n. Unsubstantiality; unreality.

Definition of Insubstantiality

1. Noun. The state or quality of being insubstantial. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Insubstantiality

instyled
instyles
instyling
insuavity
insubjection
insubmergible
insubmission
insubmissive
insubordinate
insubordinately
insubordinates
insubordination
insubordinations
insubstantial
insubstantialities
insubstantiality (current term)
insubstantially
insubstantive
insuccation
insuccations
insuccess
insuck
insucken
insucking
insudate
insuetude
insufferable
insufferableness
insufferably
insufficience

Literary usage of Insubstantiality

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1. Walking the Tightrope: Talks on Meditative Development with Pemasiri Thera by David Young (2005)
"We perceive the sound's impermanency, the sound's unsatisfactoriness, and the sound's insubstantiality— anicca, dukkha, and anatta. ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"... and while students of science are likely to find a certain insubstantiality in his Critiquée, no one can read and understand them without securing a ..."

3. The American Journal of Psychology by Edward Bradford ( Titchener, Granville Stanley Hall (1922)
"The openness, the softness, the insubstantiality which the spectral color betrays is, however, not of such a kind that one can speak of a clearly bulky mode ..."

4. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1882)
"She wished she could have taken it back again; but glances have a power for mischief quite out of proportion to their insubstantiality, and the present one ..."

5. Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1898)
"But ill-success on the stage, and closer acquaintance with this bohemian life of shams and gilded misery, disillusions him, and reveals the insubstantiality ..."

6. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1813)
"... not only as alike in point of insubstantiality but as being pressed upon us with the same perversely ingenious perseverance and artifice. ..."

7. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1909)
"Quite so, but only because these eminent thinkers and dreamers failed to realize the utter insubstantiality and evanescence of all mental modes, ..."

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