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  • nouncore, gist
  • nounbump, knot

synonyms for nub

  • crux
  • upshot
  • basic
  • essence
  • heart
  • kernel
  • meat
  • nitty-gritty
  • nubbin
  • nucleus
  • pith
  • point
  • short
  • substance
  • bottom line
  • meat and potatoes
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antonyms for nub

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  • exterior
  • exteriority
  • outside
  • depression
  • outside
  • exterior
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How to use nub in a sentence

At the end of our first post-vaccine dinner party, the tablecloth was stained, the candles were burned down to nubs, and the dog was licking up bits of rice pilaf that, at some point, fell to the floor.
HOW TO HOST A POST-VACCINE DINNER PARTY: MENU, TIPS, RECIPES AND MOREADAM ROBERTSJUNE 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Once it is steamed, even the tough outer petals feature a little nub of tender flesh at the tip where they attach to the heart.
HOW TO PREP, COOK AND ENJOY STUFFED ARTICHOKESANN MALONEYMARCH 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Chemicals from food hit tiny nubs on our tongue called papillae that hold taste buds.
LET’S LEARN ABOUT TASTEBETHANY BROOKSHIREJANUARY 26, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Those handy extending nubs, however, don’t play very nicely with wireless charging.
ROLLING PHONES, SMART GLASSES, AND OTHER COOL NEW TECH FROM CES 2021STAN HORACZEKJANUARY 12, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
The nub of the argument is that surveillance capitalism’s target is human nature itself — with Zuboff calling out the “data business” playbook of “hidden extraction mechanisms” which she said are robbing us of the ability to fight back.
EUROPE URGED TO BLOCK GOOGLE-FITBIT AHEAD OF MAJOR DIGITAL POLICY OVERHAULNATASHA LOMASDECEMBER 11, 2020TECHCRUNCH
The nub of the whole matter is: The claims made for Sanatogen are unwarranted, misleading and fraudulent.
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And, having drawn all possible satisfaction from the other's amazement, he sprang the nub of his joke with a grin.
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
In the flat center of each lock was a small keyhole and alongside of it a notched nub, the nub being sunk in a minute depression.
THE ESCAPE OF MR. TRIMMIRVIN S. COBB
Only the red nub of it showed above the timber line across the lake, and the shadows lay inland a long way.
THE ESCAPE OF MR. TRIMMIRVIN S. COBB
Halloway reflectively knocked the nub of ash from his pipe, and went on more slowly.
A PAGAN OF THE HILLSCHARLES NEVILLE BUCK
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WORDS RELATED TO NUB

  • ball
  • bunch
  • corm
  • corn
  • globe
  • head
  • knob
  • nodule
  • nub
  • protuberance
  • swelling
  • tuber
  • tumor
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