Other Words for Point

Point Adjective Synonyms
tip, peak, apex, spike, spur, prong, sharp end
Be careful of the point of that knife.

dot, mark, speck, (full) stop, period, decimal point
The writing is smudged, but that looks like a point at the end of the line.

Point Noun Synonyms
pointer, hint, suggestion, piece of advice, tip
The golf pro at the club gave me some good points on improving my swing.

focus, essence, meat, pith, quiddity, substance, heart, nucleus, crux, nub, core, bottom, details, guts, nitty-gritty
I wish he would stop all the palaver and get to the point.

promontory, projection, headland, cape, peninsula
It may take us a day to sail round the point.

detail, particular, item, element, nicety, aspect, facet, matter, issue, subject, question, specifics
Some of the points in her speech need clarification.

attribute, characteristic, feature, aspect, trait, quality, side, property
I suppose he has his good points, too.

thought, idea, consideration, notion, view, plan, tactic, something
That's a point to keep in mind if you buy another sailing-boat.

spot, place, stage, position, site, station, location, locale
We have reached the point of no return on that subject. I stopped at a few points along the way to admire the view.

purpose, intent, intention, aim, goal, object, objective, sense
What was the point of bringing that piece of gossip into the discussion.

brink, verge
We were on the point of leaving when the guest of honor finally arrived.

direct, level, aim, train
I awoke to find her pointing a gun at my head.

unit, tally, score
She made her point and went on to win the match.

time, moment, instant, juncture
At that point, we were summoned by the dinner bell.

More Words for Point

Mark / Heart / Bottom / Score / Focus / Level / Property / Guts / View / Position / Sense / Instant / Essence / Purpose / Substance / Tip / Side / Intent / Object / Question / Speck / Station / Subject / Thought

Break Point

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Point Of Beginning (POB)

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Discount Points

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Experience Points

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Point Of View Character

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