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protuberance

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of protuberance

  1. a part that sticks out from the general mass of something the tree trunk had several mossy protuberances where branches had once grown Synonyms of protuberance bunch, convexity, jut, overhang, projection, protrusion, bulge, swellWords Related to protuberance dome; blob, bump, dilatation, gibbosity, hump, knob, knot, knurl, lump, nub, obtrusion, puff, snag, swelling; block, piece, portion, section; enlargement, escalation, expansion, increase; hill, moundNear Antonyms of protuberance crater, hole, well; basin, bowl, dip, valley; furrow, groove, trench, trough; dimple, gouge, impression, notch, pocketAntonyms of protuberance cavity, concave, concavity, dent, depression, dint, hollow, indent, indentation, indenture, pit, recess

Synonym Discussion of protuberance

projection, protrusion, protuberance, bulge mean an extension beyond the normal line or surface. projection implies a jutting out especially at a sharp angle.
    • those projections along the wall are safety hazards
protrusion suggests a thrusting out so that the extension seems a deformity.
    • the bizarre protrusions of a coral reef
protuberance implies a growing or swelling out in rounded form.
    • a skin disease marked by warty protuberances
bulge suggests an expansion caused by internal pressure.
    • bulges in the tile floor

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