Synonyms for insubstantial

Synonyms for (adjective) insubstantial

Synonyms: insubstantial, unreal, unsubstantial

Definition: lacking material form or substance; unreal

Usage: as insubstantial as a dream; an insubstantial mirage on the horizon

Similar words: aerial, aeriform, aery, airy, ethereal

Definition: characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air

Usage: figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away- Thomas Carlyle; aerial fancies; an airy apparition; physical rather than ethereal forms

Similar words: wraithlike, shadowy

Definition: lacking in substance

Usage: strange fancies of unreal and shadowy worlds- W.A.Butler; dim shadowy forms; a wraithlike column of smoke

Similar words: stringy

Definition: consisting of or containing string or strings

Synonyms: jejune, insubstantial

Definition: lacking in nutritive value

Usage: the jejune diets of the very poor

Similar words: unwholesome

Definition: detrimental to physical or moral well-being

Usage: unwholesome food; unwholesome habits like smoking