any word or group of words functioning as a noun
having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable
defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established
being on topic and prompting thought
"a meaty discussion"
A word that names or refers to a person, place, thing, or idea. Nouns and personal pronouns are always substantives by nature.
Of the essence or essential element of a thing; as, "substantive information".
Having substance and prompting thought.
Applying to essential legal principles and rules of right; as, "substantive law".
Of a dye that does not need the use of a mordant to be made fast to that which is being dyed.
Origin: From substantif.
betokening or expressing existence; as, the substantive verb, that is, the verb to be
depending on itself; independent
enduring; solid; firm; substantial
pertaining to, or constituting, the essential part or principles; as, the law substantive
a noun or name; the part of speech which designates something that exists, or some object of thought, either material or immaterial; as, the words man, horse, city, goodness, excellence, are substantives
Origin: [L. substantivus: cf. F. substantif.]
The numerical value of substantive in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of substantive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We had a substantive debate.
We had a very substantive, direct and constructive exchange of ideas.
I think broadly speaking, there are real substantive, legitimate questions.
The prosecutor asked for more time so that he can prepare and give a substantive response.
This administration never had one substantive conversation with me about health care reform.
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Translations for substantive
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- sustantivo, substantivo, sustancialSpanish
- oleellinen, substantiivi, olennainen, nimisana, aineellisenFinnish
- direct, substantifFrench
- lietvārds, substantīvsLatvian
- substantief, zelfstandig naamwoordDutch
- essencial, substancial, substantivoPortuguese
- имя существительноеRussian
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