Widespread vs Substantial - What's the difference?

widespread | substantial |


As adjectives the difference between widespread and substantial

is that widespread is affecting a large area (eg the entire land or body); broad in extent; widely diffused while substantial is having to substance; actually existing; real; as, substantial life.

As a noun substantial is

anything having substance; an essential part.

widespread

English

Adjective

  • Affecting a large area (e.g. the entire land or body); broad in extent; widely diffused.
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    Synonyms

    * extensive, pervasive, prevalent, ubiquitous, universal

    Antonyms

    * limited

    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.