Substantial vs Dramatic - What's the difference?

substantial | dramatic |


As adjectives the difference between substantial and dramatic

is that substantial is having to substance; actually existing; real; as, substantial life while dramatic is dramatic.

As a noun substantial

is anything having substance; an essential part.

substantial

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Having to substance; actually existing; real; as, substantial life.
  • Not seeming or imaginary; not illusive; real; solid; true; veritable.
  • * "to do some substantial good, is the compensation for much incidental imperfection" - Cardinal Newman, The Rise and Progress of Universities
  • Corporeal; material; firm.
  • Having good substance; strong; stout; solid; firm; as, substantial cloth; a substantial fence or wall.
  • possessed of goods or an estate; moderately wealthy; responsible; as, a substantial freeholder.
  • Large in size, quantity, or value; as, a substantial amount of money; vast
  • Most important; essential.
  • Ample or full.
  • A substantial amount of people in this buliding
  • Significantly great.
  • Derived terms

    * consubstantial * insubstantial * substantiality * substantially * substantialness

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Anything having substance; an essential part.
  • dramatic

    English

    Alternative forms

    * dramatick

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or relating to the drama.
  • *
  • Striking in appearance or effect.
  • *
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-17, volume=408, issue=8849, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Best and brightest , passage=Poland has made some dramatic gains in education in the past decade. Before 2000 half of the country’s rural adults had finished only primary school. Yet international rankings now put the country’s students well ahead of America’s in science and maths (the strongest predictor of future earnings), even as the country spends far less per pupil. }}
  • Having a powerful, expressive singing voice.
  • Derived terms

    * nondramatic