As adjectives the difference between substantial and excessive
is that substantial
is having to substance; actually existing; real; as, substantial life while excessive
is exceeding the usual bounds of something; extravagant; immoderate.
As a noun substantial
is anything having substance; an essential part.
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
Anything having substance; an essential part.
Exceeding the usual bounds of something; extravagant; immoderate.
- "I personally consider putting a wide vibrato on a single 16th triplet note at 160 beats per minute rather excessive , nay even stupid."
* See also
* excessive number