Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Substantial

Substantial means, of considerable importance, size or value. It also describes something strongly built or made (in the case of my cakes sometimes both meanings apply!) Another meaning is concerning the substantial points of something.

Substantially either means to a great extent, or for the most part.

To say that the substance of my substantial (100,000 words!) novel, Paint Me a Picture, concerns Mavis's relationships with her family and colleagues is substantially correct.

14 comments:

Maggie May said...

I've eaten a substantial amount of chocolate!

Niddy said...

I've lost a substantial amount of weight.

Patsy said...

Me too, Maggie (not just chocolate)

Patsy said...

I'm guessing you're not following Maggie's diet plan, Niddy?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You'll be a substantial person if you can say all that five times fast!

Maria said...

I need to spend a substantial amount of time having fun in 2016.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

you're substantially well spoken.

Charlie Britten said...

Substantially, yes, to everything you said.

Patsy said...

I could do it fast-isn, Alex.

Patsy said...

That's very important, Maria.

Patsy said...

Thanks, Mac.

Patsy said...

Thanks, Charlie.

JJ Cocker said...

Well, to a substantial friend, of considerable importance, from a substantial friend, strongly built, I'd like to say, well said!

Patsy said...

Thanks, JJ!