Synonyms of substantive
- 1. substantive, word
- usage: any word or group of words functioning as a noun
- 1. substantial, substantive, essential (vs. inessential)
- usage: having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable; "substantial equivalents"
- 2. substantive (vs. adjective), essential
- usage: defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established; "substantive law"
- 3. meaty, substantive, meaningful (vs. meaningless)
- usage: being on topic and prompting thought; "a meaty discussion"
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Definition and meaning of substantive (Dictionary)