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What is the opposite of substantial?

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Opposite of significant in amount, level or degree
“An inconsiderable weight, by distance from the center of the balance, will preponderate greater magnitudes.”
Opposite of of considerable importance or worth
“The reason I did not publish such stuff is that it was inconsequential claptrap.”
Opposite of real and tangible rather than imaginary
“He was simply trying to paint a picture of a possible or intelligible immaterial world.”
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.”
(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.”
Opposite of concerning the essentials of something
“In addition to courses, the centralized department may offer ancillary support services such as counseling and tutoring.”
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.”
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.”
Opposite of significantly large in size, amount, value or degree
Opposite of large enough to be estimated
Opposite of profuse, abundant, or vast in quantity or number
Opposite of given, used, or occurring in generous amounts
Opposite of able to withstand difficult conditions
Opposite of existing in reality or as a matter of fact
“The premise that this was built by aliens is highly conjectural!”
Opposite of possible to be treated as fact
“During our second drink, I sketch imaginary facts about an imaginary life.”
Opposite of physically strong and long-lasting
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.”
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.”
Opposite of obvious or clearly noticeable
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.”
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.”
Opposite of a sufficient amount of
“Your experience in this field is insufficient for this role.”
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