Synonyms for nub

Synonyms for (noun) nub

Synonyms: gist, heart, heart and soul, nub, nitty-gritty, essence, core, centre, center, pith, meat, inwardness, kernel, marrow, substance, sum

Definition: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

Usage: the gist of the prosecutor's argument; the heart and soul of the Republican Party; the nub of the story

Similar words: mental object, content, cognitive content

Definition: the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned


Synonyms: nub, stub

Definition: a small piece

Usage: a nub of coal; a stub of a pencil

Similar words: part, piece

Definition: a portion of a natural object

Usage: they analyzed the river into three parts; he needed a piece of granite


Synonyms: nub, nubble

Definition: a small lump or protuberance

Similar words: protrusion, protuberance, prominence, hump, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, excrescence, extrusion, bulge, bump, swelling

Definition: something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

Usage: the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge; the hump of a camel; he stood on the rocky prominence; the occipital protuberance was well developed; the bony excrescence between its horns