Synonyms of salient


1. salient, projection

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


1. outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular, striking, conspicuous (vs. inconspicuous)

usage: 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"

2. salient (vs. re-entrant)

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

3. salient(postnominal), inclined (vs. horizontal) (vs. vertical)

usage: represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward)

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Definition and meaning of salient (Dictionary)