Definitions For Substantive


  • Any word or group of words functioning as a noun
  • Important, real, or meaningful
  • Supported by facts or logic


  • Defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established


  • Of or relating to the real nature or essential elements of something
  • Being on topic and prompting thought

Is Substantive a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Substantive is worth 16 points in Scrabble and 20 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Substantive in a Sentence

  • These changes are more symbolic than substantive.
  • No substantive changes were made to the document.
  • There is no substantive reason to change the law.

Synonyms for Substantive

Antonyms for Substantive

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