Substantiveness Sub"stan*tive*ness, n. The quality or state of being substantive. [1913 Webster]

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  • substantiveness — noun see substantive II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • substantiveness — See substantively. * * * …   Universalium

  • substantiveness — n. quality of being substantive …   English contemporary dictionary

  • substantiveness — sub·stan·tive·ness …   English syllables

  • substantiveness — ntivnə̇s, ntēv , ntəv noun ( es) : the quality or state of being substantive …   Useful english dictionary

  • substantive — I. noun Etymology: Middle English substantif, from Anglo French sustentif, from sustentif, adjective, having or expressing substance, from Late Latin substantivus, from Latin substantia Date: 14th century noun; broadly a word or word group… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • substantive — substantively, adv. substantiveness, n. /sub steuhn tiv/, n. Gram. 1. a noun. 2. a pronoun or other word or phrase functioning or inflected like a noun. adj. 3. Gram. a. pertaining to substantives. b. used in a sentence like a noun: a substantive …   Universalium

  • actualness — n. realness, substantiveness; factualness, trueness; state of existing in the present time …   English contemporary dictionary

  • validity — n 1. effectiveness, effectivity, effectualness, effectuality, efficaciousness; potency, Literary. puissance, force, forcefulness, forcibleness, power, powerfulness, strength, vigor, vigorousness; substan tialness, substantiality, substantiveness …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • substantive — /sʌbˈstæntɪv / (say sub stantiv), /ˈsʌbstəntɪv / (say substuhntiv) noun 1. Grammar a. a noun. b. a noun, pronoun, or other word or phrase having nominal function in sentences or inflected like a noun. c. (in Latin and other languages where… …   Australian English dictionary

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