Meaning of SUBSTANCE in English

SUBSTANCE

noun

1.

Synonyms: tenor 1, drift, purport

Related Word: import, meaning

Idioms: the general drift

2.

the inner significance or central meaning of something written or said

just give me the substance of his speech

Synonyms: amount, body, burden, core, crux, gist, kernel, matter, meat, nub, nubbin, pith, purport, sense, short, strength, sum and substance, sum total, thrust, upshot; compare body 3, essence 2, meaning 1, tenor 1

Related Word: center, focus, heart, nucleus; point; import, meaningfulness

3.

Synonyms: body 3, bulk, core, corpus, mass, staple

Related Word: drift, tenor

4.

Synonyms: essence 2, bottom, essentiality, marrow, pith, quintessence, quintessential, soul, stuff, virtuality

5.

Synonyms: thing 5, being, entity, individual, material, matter, object, stuff

6.

Synonyms: wealth 2, fortune, property, resources, riches, worth

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