What is the opposite of substantial?

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Adjective
Opposite of significant in amount, level or degree
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“An inconsiderable weight, by distance from the center of the balance, will preponderate greater magnitudes.”
Adjective
Opposite of of considerable importance or worth
“The reason I did not publish such stuff is that it was inconsequential claptrap.”
Adjective
Opposite of real and tangible rather than imaginary
“He was simply trying to paint a picture of a possible or intelligible immaterial world.”
Adjective
Opposite of strongly built or made
“A little further down the coast, we admire the rickety wooden fishermen's huts when a man in his seventies eating an orange starts chatting.”
Adjective
(of a person) Opposite of stout or thickset in build
“John was a tall, gaunt man with sunken eyes and a smile that spoke of shyness.”
Adjective
Opposite of concerning the essentials of something
“In addition to courses, the centralized department may offer ancillary support services such as counseling and tutoring.”
Adjective
Opposite of important in material or social terms
“In the south, where aristocrats sponsored the first settlements, a landowning elite held sway over an impoverished population.”
Adjective
Opposite of of an unwieldily great size
“The included electronic flash is powerful enough for your after-dark and indoor lighting needs but is also compact enough to carry around for daylight flash.”
Adjective
Opposite of profuse, abundant, or vast in quantity or number
Adjective
Opposite of given, used, or occurring in generous amounts
Adjective
Opposite of relating to things that can be perceived by the senses, as opposed to abstractions
“Their biological warfare capability is probably more of a theoretical idea than anything else.”
Adjective
Opposite of able to withstand difficult conditions
Adjective
Opposite of possible to be treated as fact
“During our second drink, I sketch imaginary facts about an imaginary life.”
Adjective
Opposite of based on, or displaying, common sense
“Of course, the moment I got there it was clear that all my concerns were completely groundless.”
Adjective
Opposite of strong and long-lasting
Adjective
Opposite of covering or affecting a large area
“When burnt, charcoal gives off carbon monoxide which can kill in a confined space.”
Adjective
Opposite of having the ability to produce financial growth or gain
“This is an unprofitable business and some big decisions will need to be made soon on its future.”
Adjective
Opposite of of a serious or important nature or consequence
“Listening to his intonation as he discusses his films, it's hard to tell if he's being facetious or if he's dead serious about what he's saying.”
Adjective
Opposite of strikingly large or obvious
“Hidden away between a popular pub and a disused former bank it is an inauspicious, unimpressive building in the shadows of Aberdeen city centre.”
Determiner
Opposite of a sufficient amount of
“Your experience in this field is insufficient for this role.”
Noun
Opposite of a considerable number or amount of something
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