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3 definitions found
 for insubstantial
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Insubstantial \In`sub*stan"tial\, a.
     Unsubstantial; not real or strong. "Insubstantial pageant."
     [R.] --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  insubstantial
      adj 1: lacking material form or substance; unreal; "as
             insubstantial as a dream"; "an insubstantial mirage on
             the horizon" [syn: insubstantial, unsubstantial,
             unreal] [ant: material, real, substantial]
      2: lacking in nutritive value; "the jejune diets of the very
         poor" [syn: insubstantial, jejune]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  196 Moby Thesaurus words for "insubstantial":
     adulterated, airy, asomatous, astral, attenuate, attenuated,
     bodiless, boyish, brittle, capricious, changeable, chimerical,
     corruptible, cut, dangerous, decarnate, decarnated, deciduous,
     decrepit, defalcation, deficiency, deficit, delicate, desultory,
     diaphanous, dilute, diluted, discarnate, disembodied, dying,
     ephemeral, ethereal, evanescent, extramundane, fading, false,
     fancied, fanciful, fantastic, feeble, fickle, fine, fine-drawn,
     finespun, fleeting, flimsy, flitting, fly-by-night, flying,
     fragile, frail, fugacious, fugitive, gaseous, gauzy, ghostly,
     girlish, gossamer, gracile, hallucinatory, illusive, illusory,
     imaginary, imagined, immaterial, impalpable, impermanent,
     impetuous, imponderable, impulsive, inadequacy, inconclusive,
     inconstant, incorporate, incorporeal, infirm, insecure,
     insignificant, insufficiency, intangible, lack, lacy, light,
     metaphysical, misty, momentary, mortal, mutable, nondurable,
     nonmaterial, nonpermanent, nonphysical, nonsubstantial, occult,
     otherworldly, paltry, papery, passing, paucity, perilous,
     perishable, phantasmal, phantom, poor, poverty, precarious,
     provisional, psychic, puny, rare, rarefied, risky, scant,
     scantiness, scarceness, shadowy, shaky, shifting, shifty,
     short-lived, shortage, slender, slenderish, slight, slight-made,
     slim, slimmish, slinky, slippery, small, spiritual, subtile,
     subtle, supernatural, svelte, sylphlike, temporal, temporary,
     tentative, tenuous, thin, thin-bodied, thin-set, thin-spun,
     thinned, thinned-out, thinnish, threadlike, ticklish, transient,
     transitive, transitory, transmundane, treacherous, uncompact,
     uncompressed, unconcrete, undependable, underage, undurable,
     unearthly, unembodied, unenduring, unextended, unfaithworthy,
     unfleshly, unphysical, unproved, unreal, unreliable, unrigorous,
     unsolid, unsound, unstable, unsteadfast, unsteady, unsubstanced,
     unsubstantial, unsure, unsustained, untrustworthy, unworldly,
     vague, vaporous, visionary, volatile, wasp-waisted, watered,
     watered-down, watery, weak, weightless, willowy, windy, wiredrawn,
     wispy
  
  

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