Appreciation vs Substantial - What's the difference?

appreciation | substantial |

As nouns the difference between appreciation and substantial

is that appreciation is appreciation while substantial is anything having substance; an essential part.

As an adjective substantial is

having to substance; actually existing; real; as, substantial life.




  • A just valuation or estimate of merit, worth, weight, etc.; recognition of excellence.
  • * 2014 , Ian Jack, " Is this the end of Britishness", The Guardian , 16 September 2014:
  • The English, until relatively recently, seem to have imagined “English” and “British” to be interchangeable, as if Britain was just a bigger England. Our dualism gave us a better appreciation of the nation-state we lived in, though if Britain was a “nation” as well as a “state”, where did that leave Scotland?
  • Accurate perception; true estimation; as, an appreciation of the difficulties before us; an appreciation of colors.
  • His foreboding showed his appreciation of Henry's character. —J. R. Green.
  • A rise in value;—opposed to depreciation.
  • substantial



    (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.