Substantial

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Definition

substantial: considerable, significant, big
adjective
I just lost a substantial amount of money, I now have to sell my house.

Pronunciation examples
UK: I have lost a substantial amount of money in a casino.
US: You must eat a substantial meal every day.

Examples

  • "On behalf of the Delavigne Corporation I'm delighted to reward you with a substantial bonus and a magnum of Bordello Breeze perfume."
  • "The Perfume Hut will be undergoing some significant changes: substantial budget cuts, and major downsizing are in store for the company."
  • "Edward : Um, no, actually that means that you should give me a substantial pay rise."
  • "It could be quite substantial - my grandfather was very wealthy."
  • "It is, how do you say, a substantial sum."
  • "Susie : I can tell you that Bruno has given me authorization to negotiate freely, and we're prepared to make Miss Bümbüm a substantial offer."

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