Definition of insubstantially in US English:



  • See insubstantial

    • ‘‘I will go, give me the order’, and Dilger galloped ahead, contributing not insubstantially to the throwing back of the enemy.’
    • ‘The harmonies here flicker far more insubstantially and the piece is united as much by a rhythmic figure (depicting the lazy dip of an oar into the water) as anything else.’
    • ‘How their pale Swedish arms, like sea-polyps, swayed and wavered insubstantially in the northern air!’
    • ‘It is a soporific reverie that wafts gently and beguilingly but ultimately insubstantially.’
    • ‘That makes him insubstantially sunny, I suppose.’