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Synonyms for salient
ˈseɪ li ənt, ˈseɪl yəntsalient

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  1. salientadjective


    trivial, obscure

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. salient

    projecting, springing, jutting, abutting, prominent, conspicuous, important, noteworthy

    retreating, retiring, returning, rebated, unimportant, minor, inconsiderable, subordinate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. salientadjective

    (military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy

    reentrant, perpendicular, inconspicuous, horizontal, re-entrant, invisible, vertical

  2. outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular, strikingadjective

    having a quality that thrusts itself into attention

    "an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom"; "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book"; "salient traits"; "a spectacular rise in prices"; "a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"; "a striking resemblance between parent and child"

    salient(ip), large, striking, prominent, owing(p), dramatic, spectacular, great, outstanding, undischarged, big

    vertical, reentrant, re-entrant, horizontal, invisible, inconspicuous, perpendicular

  3. salientadjective

    (of angles) pointing outward at an angle of less than 180 degrees

    salient(ip), prominent, outstanding, spectacular, striking

    perpendicular, re-entrant, invisible, inconspicuous, horizontal, vertical, reentrant

  4. salient(ip)adjective

    represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward)

    vertical, perpendicular, invisible, reentrant, horizontal, re-entrant, inconspicuous

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. salientadjective

    projecting, prominent, standing out, in relief

  2. salientadjective

    striking, remarkable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. salientadjective

    prominent, conspicuous, noticeable, striking

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. salient

    Protuberance (noun, adjective), protruding

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  1. Rick Hasen:

    He could nominate a more liberal candidate who would have no real chance of getting through a Republican Senate - in which case this would become a salient political issue in 2016.

  2. Jose Ortega y Gasset:

    We cannot put off living until we are ready. The most salient characteristic of life is its coerciveness it is always urgent, 'here and now,' without any possible postponement. Life is fired at us point-blank.

  3. David Hammond:

    One of the challenges for cigarette warnings is that many of the most severe health consequences don’t appear for a number of years, images help to make these health consequences more salient and real for youth and young adults.

  4. William Jackson Harper:

    A lot of that is a very intuitive manifestation of a lot of my own stuff, maybe it's more universal than I thought. Maybe a lot of people feel that way, but I personally get stuck a lot, and I think that just seeing what that paralysis looks like can actually be freeing, because sometimes it's really useful to see it from the outside, the commitment to an action or inaction, how frustrating that can be. Especially to someone who is like,' Any choice you make right now will be better than not making one'... The most salient thing about the show and especially about this character for me is that.

  5. Donald Trump:

    We have no idea who is coming into our country, no idea if they like us or hate us, i wrote something today that is very salient … and probably not very politically correct. But I don’t care.

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