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Synonyms for nub
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nub, nubblenoun

    a small lump or protuberance

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

  2. nub, stubnoun

    a small piece

    "a nub of coal"; "a stub of a pencil"

    Synonyms:
    ticket stub, stub, nitty-gritty, meat, core, inwardness, sum, gist, heart and soul, check stub, substance, center, nubble, centre, kernel, butt, essence, heart, counterfoil, marrow, pith

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

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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, join, kernel, 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

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  1. nubnoun

    Synonyms:
    knob, jag, protuberance, snag, excrescence

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "nub":

    quid, crux, knot, heart, core

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  1. Adam Hartstone-Rose:

    The pseudothumb is definitely more than just a nub, it has both a bone and cartilaginous extension and three distinct muscles that move it. The pseudothumb can wriggle in space and exert an amount of force equivalent to almost half the aye-ayes body weight. So it would be quite useful for gripping.


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