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insubstantial

adjective uk   us   /ˌɪn.səbˈstæn.ʃəl/ /-ˈstɑːn-/

insubstantial adjective (NOT ENOUGH)

not enough or not strong enough: an insubstantial meal insubstantial evidence

insubstantial adjective (IMAGINARY)

literary not existing as a physical person or thing: She seemed somehow insubstantial - a shadow of a woman.
Translations of “insubstantial”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不夠的, 不堅固的,脆弱的…
in Russian легкий, неосновательный…
in Turkish hafif, zayıf, ince…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不够的, 不坚固的,脆弱的…
in Polish skromny, słaby…
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