If something stands out in a very obvious way, it can be called salient. It's time to find new friends if the differences between you and your current friends are becoming more and more salient.

Salient, from the Latin verb salire "to leap," was originally used in English to refer to leaping animals such as a frog or deer and may still be used this way. Often, however, it is used in math or geography to mean protruding. A salient angle juts outward rather than inward. Figuratively, it means noticeable or prominent. When giving an argument, make your most salient points at the beginning or the end.

Definitions of salient

adj having a quality that thrusts itself into attention

salient traits”
outstanding, prominent, spectacular, striking
obvious to the eye or mind

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

re-entrant, reentrant
(of angles) pointing inward

adj represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward)

at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position

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

Type of:
any solid convex shape that juts out from something

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