Meaning of “insubstantial” in the English Dictionary

"insubstantial" in British English

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insubstantialadjective

uk /ˌɪn.səbˈstæn.ʃəl/ /ˌɪn.səbˈstɑːn.ʃəl/ us /ˌɪn.səbˈstæn.ʃəl/ /ˌɪn.səbˈstɑːn.ʃəl/

(Definition of “insubstantial” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"insubstantial" in American English

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insubstantialadjective

us /ˌɪn·səbˈstæn·ʃəl/

of little value or importance, or not being strong, solid, or large:

He was popular during the early part of the 20th century, but today his work seems dated and insubstantial.

(Definition of “insubstantial” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)