An example of a substantive argument is one that can be backed up with research and that is based on real facts.
- existing independently; not dependent upon or subordinate to another
- of considerable amount or quantity; substantial
- having a real existence; actual
- of, containing, or dealing with the essential elements; essential
- having direct bearing on a matter
- of or relating to legal rights and principles as distinguished from legal procedures
- becoming fixed without the use of a mordant: said of a dye
- expressing existence: the substantive verb “to be”
- of or used as a substantive
Origin of substantiveLate Middle English ; from Late Latin substantivus ; from Classical Latin substantia: see substance
- something substantive
- Gram. a noun or any other word or group of words that functions as a noun; nominal
- Substantial; considerable.
- Independent in existence or function; not subordinate.
- Not imaginary; actual; real.
- Of or relating to the essence or substance; essential: substantive information.
- Having a solid basis; firm.
- Grammar Expressing or designating existence; for example, the verb to be.
- Grammar Designating a noun or noun equivalent.
Origin of substantiveMiddle English substantif, self-sufficient, independent, from Old French, substantive, from Late Latin substant&imacron;vus, from Latin substantia, substance; see substance.
(comparative more substantive, superlative most substantive)
- Of the essence or essential element of a thing; as, "substantive information".
- Having substance; enduring; solid; firm; substantial.
- (law) Applying to essential legal principles and rules of right; as, "substantive law".
- (chemistry) Of a dye that does not need the use of a mordant to be made fast to that which is being dyed.
- Depending on itself; independent.
From Old French substantif.