Substanceless Sub"stance*less, a. Having no substance; unsubstantial. [R.] --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

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  • substanceless — adjective see substance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • substanceless — adj. lacking substance, insubstantial …   English contemporary dictionary

  • substanceless — sub·stance·less …   English syllables

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