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Substantial

Of real worth and importance; of considerable value; valuable. Belonging to substance; actually existing; real; not seeming or imaginary; not illusive; solid; true; veritable.

The right to Freedom of Speech, for example, is a substantial right.

substantial

adjective abundant, ample, concrete, consequential, considerable, established, existent, existing, firmus, flush, genuine, gravis, great, important, large, real, significant, sizable, strong, substantive, valid
Associated concepts: substantial breach, substantial claim, substantial compliance, substantial controversy, substantial damages, substantial error, substantial evidence, substannial factor, substantial impairment, substantial injury, subbtantial interest, substantial issue, substantial justice, substantial performance, substantial question, substantial right, substantial use
See also: actual, appreciable, basic, capacious, cardinal, cogent, cohesive, compact, concrete, considerable, convincing, corporal, corporeal, critical, crucial, durable, enormous, far reaching, firm, grave, important, major, material, meritorious, momentous, opulent, organic, outstanding, physical, pithy, prodigious, prominent, secure, solid, sound, stable, staunch, substantive, tangible, valid
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The airy phantoms that flit before the distempered imaginations of some of its adversaries would quickly give place to the more substantial forms of dangers, real, certain, and formidable.
This particular example is brought into view, not as a proof of any peculiar merit, for the priority in those instances was probably accidental; and still less of any advantage in SEPTENNIAL elections, for when compared with a greater frequency they are inadmissible; but merely as a proof, and I conceive it to be a very substantial proof, that the liberties of the people can be in no danger from BIENNIAL elections.
She could see him instantly before her, in every charm of air and address; but she could remember no more substantial good than the general approbation of the neighbourhood, and the regard which his social powers had gained him in the mess.
All these noises deepened and became substantial to the listener's ear, till she could distinguish every soft and dreamy accent of the love songs that died causelessly into funeral hymns.
For this purpose he ordered it to be well scoured with soap and sand and polished with wax, and then provided it with a substantial leather cush- ion.