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Princeton's WordNet

  1. well, considerably, substantiallyadverb

    to a great extent or degree

    "I'm afraid the film was well over budget"; "painting the room white made it seem considerably (or substantially) larger"; "the house has fallen considerably in value"; "the price went up substantially"

  2. substantiallyadverb

    in a strong substantial way

    "the house was substantially built"


  1. substantiallyadverb

    In a strong substantial manner; considerably.

  2. substantiallyadverb

    To a great extent; in essence; essentially.

  3. substantiallyadverb

    Without material qualifications.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Substantiallyadverb

    Etymology: from substantial.

    In him his Father shone substantially express’d. John Milton.

    Having so substantially provided for the North, they promised themselves they should end the war that Summer. Edward Hyde.

    The laws of this religion would make men, if they would truly observe them, substantially religious towards God, chaste and temperate. John Tillotson.


  1. substantially

    Substantially generally refers to a large amount or to a great extent. It is something considerable in quantity, significance, or worth. This term is often used to denote something that is noticeably or measurably large in size, amount, degree, intensity, or worth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Substantiallyadverb

    in a substantial manner; in substance; essentially

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'substantially' in Adverbs Frequency: #320

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of substantially in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of substantially in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of substantially in a Sentence

  1. Harry Wilson:

    The company's common stock is substantially undervalued, the company is substantially overcapitalized and this repurchase of undervalued shares will create substantial shareholder value.

  2. Stefanie Powers:

    The world that our children will inherit is going to look substantially different, very quickly, than the world we have today. It's alarming.

  3. Sir Thomas Browne:

    Be substantially great in thyself, and more than thou appearest unto others.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    They're going to go up significantly for the wealthy, and for virtually everybody, the tax increase they pay will be substantially less -- substantially less than what they were paying for premiums and out-of-pocket expenses.

  5. Daniel J. Boorstin:

    The American experience stirred mankind from discovery to exploration. From the cautious quest for what they knew (or thought they knew) was out there, into an enthusiastic reaching to the unknown. These are two substantially different kinds of human enterprise.

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  • wesentlich, erheblich, beträchtlich, substanziell, im Grunde, im KernGerman
  • قابل ملاحظهPersian
  • substantiellementFrench
  • lényegesenHungarian
  • באופן מהותיHebrew
  • i alt vesentligt, vesentligenNorwegian
  • существенноRussian
  • i allt väsentligt, väsentligenSwedish
  • çok, esas itibariyle, epeyce, büyük ölçüde, oldukça, haddi zatında, ciddi anlamda, esasen, aslında, temelde, ciddi manadaTurkish

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    (slang) a merchant who deals in shoddy or inferior merchandise
    • A. slur
    • B. schlockmeister
    • C. scalawag
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