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Synonyms for kernel
ˈkɜr nl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kernel, meat(noun)

    the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone

    "black walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell"

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

  2. kernel(noun)

    a single whole grain of a cereal

    "a kernel of corn"

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

  3. kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty(noun)

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

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

    affection, summation, warmness, sum of money, sum total, means, affectionateness, substance, center of attention, center field, content, nucleus, plaza, meaning, meat, bone marrow, centre, burden, stub, center, tenderness, snapper, core, totality, marrow, heart and soul, sum, fondness, total, nerve, core group, internality, marrow squash, nerve center, shopping center, aggregate, nub, join, nitty-gritty, union, spirit, centerfield, gist, warmheartedness, nerve centre, inwardness, centre of attention, pith, heart, shopping mall, nubble, bosom, mall, essence, ticker, message, pump, magnetic core, effect, mettle, shopping centre, perfume, spunk, philia, subject matter, amount of money, midpoint, vegetable marrow, eye, amount, middle


  1. kernel(noun)


  2. kernel(noun)


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. kernel(n)

    seed, grain, nucleus, gist, core, pith, substance, essence, marrow

    Associated words:
    enucleate, enucleation, exacinate, exacination

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    almond, grain, core, nucleus

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  1. Anthony Norvell:

    Plant a kernel of wheat and you reap a pint; plant a pint and you reap a bushel. Always the law works to give you back more than you give.

  2. Henrik Ibsen:

    Money may be the husk of many things, but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintances, but not friends; servants, but not faithfulness; days of joy, but not peace and happiness.

  3. Barbara Charline Jordan:

    I live a day at a time. Each day I look for a kernel of excitement. In the morning I say 'What is my exciting thing for today' Then, I do the day. Don't ask me about tomorrow.

  4. Pete Buttigieg:

    If [ President Donald Trump ] is saying the system is rigged — and the way he's saying it is twisted and not really true, but there's a kernel of truth in there — and we look like we're the ones saying,' oh no, the system is perfectly fine,' then we've got a problem, the problem is normal wasn't working for a lot of people.

  5. Hannah More:

    One kernel is felt in a hogshead one drop of water helps to swell the ocean a spark of fire helps to give light to the world. None are too small, too feeble, too poor to be of service. Think of this and act.

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