unsubstantiality

unsubstantial

[uhn-suhb-stan-shuhl]
adjective
1.
not substantial; having no foundation in fact; fanciful; insubstantial: an unsubstantial argument; unsubstantial hopes.
2.
without material substance: an unsubstantial ghost.
3.
lacking material substance; materially paltry: an unsubstantial dinner of bread and cheese.
4.
lacking strength or solidity; flimsy: an unsubstantial wall of cardboard.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English; see un-1, substantial

unsubstantiality, noun
unsubstantially, adverb
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unsubstantial (ˌʌnsəbˈstænʃəl)
 
adj
1.  lacking weight, strength, or firmness
2.  (esp of an argument) of doubtful validity
3.  of no material existence or substance; unreal
 
unsubstanti'ality
 
n
 
unsub'stantially
 
adv

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