Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun nub

3 senses of nub

Sense 1
nub, nubble -- (a small lump or protuberance)
       => bulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion, excrescence -- (something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings; "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")

Sense 2
nub, stub -- (a small piece; "a nub of coal"; "a stub of a pencil")
       => part, piece -- (a portion of a natural object; "they analyzed the river into three parts"; "he needed a piece of granite")

Sense 3
kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty -- (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")
       => content, cognitive content, mental object -- (the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned)

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