One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘an organic substance’
material, matter, stuff, medium, fabric
2‘he saw ghostly figures with no substance’
solidity, body, corporeality, reality, actuality, materiality, concreteness, tangibility
density, mass, weight, shape, structure
3‘none of the objections put forward has any substance’
meaningfulness, significance, importance, import, moment, power, soundness, validity, content, pith, marrow, core
4‘the substance of the tale is too thin and familiar by far’
content, subject matter, subject, theme, topic, text, message, material, burden, tenor, essence, quintessence, heart, meat, gist, drift, sense, import
5‘Rangers are a team of substance and skill’
character, backbone, mettle, strength of character
consequence, import, importance, significance, moment, magnitude, prominence
6‘the proprietors were independent men of substance’
wealth, fortune, riches, affluence, prosperity, money, capital, means, resources, assets, property, estates, possessions
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