unsubstantial

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ substantial

Adjective[edit]

unsubstantial (comparative more unsubstantial, superlative most unsubstantial)

  1. (archaic) Alternative form of insubstantial
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
      They shook hands upon it, and Sydney turned away. Within a minute afterward he was, to all outward appearance, as unsubstantial as ever.