Substantial vs Holistic - What's the difference?

substantial | holistic |

As adjectives the difference between substantial and holistic

is that substantial is having to substance; actually existing; real; as, substantial life while holistic is related to holism.

As a noun substantial

is anything having substance; an essential part.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(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


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



    (en adjective)
  • related to holism
  • Relating to a study of the whole instead of a separation into parts.
  • Antonyms

    * atomistic