Copious vs Substantial - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between copious and substantial
is that copious
is great in quantity or number, profuse, abundant; taking place on a large scale while substantial
is having to substance; actually existing; real; as, substantial life.
As a noun substantial is
anything having substance; an essential part.
Great in quantity or number, profuse, abundant; taking place on a large scale.
* 1748 . David Hume. Enquiry concerning Human Understanding. Section 3. § 18.
Having an abundant supply.
Full of thought, information, or matter; exuberant in words, expression, or style.
- These loose hints I have thrown together, in order to excite the curiosity of philosophers, and beget a suspicion at least, if not a full persuasion, that this subject is very copious ,
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.