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discourse

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of discourse

  1. talking or a talk between two or more people <Thomas Jefferson is said to have been able to participate in knowledgeable discourse on a breathtaking array of subjects> Synonyms chat, colloquy, converse, dialogue (also dialog), conversation, discussion, exchangeRelated Words banter, chaff, cross fire, give-and-take, persiflage, raillery, repartee; conference, parley, powwow; babble, chatter, chin-wag [slang], chitchat, confabulation, gabfest, gossip, natter [chiefly British], palaver, prate, prattle, rap, small talk, table talk; round-robin, roundtable, symposium; debate, deliberation




discourse

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of discourse

  1. 1 to give a formal often extended talk on a subject <the guest lecturer discoursed at some length on the long-term results of the war> Synonyms declaim, descant, talk, expatiate, harangue, lecture, orate, speakRelated Words recite, soliloquize; dissert, expound, pontificate, sermonize; mouth, spout; filibuster

  2. 2 to talk as if giving an important and formal speech <grandly discoursed as though he were an expert on every subject> Synonyms declaim, orate, harangue, mouth (off), perorateRelated Words rant, rave; bloviate, blow; lecture, preach, sermonize; advertise, announce, broadcast, declare, proclaim, pronounce; speak, speechify, talk





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