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American English: /səbˈstæn(t)ʃəl/
British English: /səbˈstanʃ(ə)l/

Translation of substantial in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (considerable)
    Example sentences
    • This finding is substantial considering the small size of the sample.
    • But in any case, it is worth a very substantial amount of money to our economy - certainly in the order of a billion dollars or more.
    • The robbers then ransacked the premises and stole £3,000 worth of cigarettes and a substantial amount of cash.
    1.2 (important, weighty)
    substantial evidence
    pruebas (feminine plural) de peso
    we have reached substantial agreement on the terms of the deal
    hemos llegado a un acuerdo sobre los puntos esenciales del trato
  • 2 2.1 (sturdy, solid)
    of substantial build
    de complexión robusta
    Example sentences
    • The resonator is wide in the bass, with a substantial, strongly curved pillar and neck.
    • The property, which sits among the substantial Victorian villas of Helensburgh's desirable upper west end, is laid out over two floors and sits on approximately half an acre of land.
    • I am staying at the exclusive marina of Port St Charles, on the west of the island, a coastline characterised by grand hotels, substantial villas and private mansions.
    2.2 (nourishing, filling) have something a little more substantial than salad
    cómete algo un poco más sustancioso que una ensalada
    Example sentences
    • Indicators of consistent poverty include lack of heating, at least one day in the previous two weeks without a substantial meal, no warm waterproof overcoat or only one pair of strong shoes.
    • A good, substantial meal, perhaps more akin to first-rate home cooking than wildly fancy restaurant food, but none the worse for that.
    • As well as the restrictions regarding supervision and time, the law now insists that a substantial meal be served at the function.
    2.3 (wealthy) (formal or literary)
    Example sentences
    • Enjoying a substantial social status, they produced topographical memoirs that provided information specifically devoted to the management of colonies by the state.
    • There's something rather substantial about him.
    Example sentences
    • It gave voters a substantial and tangible personal reward and it was something Labour would never do.
    • He argues that social activists need to realise that if they want substantial and tangible results, it is the government above all else which they need to influence.
    • There is mind, but it is not tangible or substantial.
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