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talk

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of talk

  1. 1 a usually formal discourse delivered to an audience <the noted author's talk on the state of the modern novel> Synonyms address, declamation, harangue, oration, peroration, speechRelated Words diatribe, rant, tirade; eulogy, panegyric, tribute; keynote address (or keynote speech), lecture, salutatory; homily, sermon; monologue (also monolog), soliloquy; pitch, presentation, spiel

  2. 2 an exchange of views for the purpose of exploring a subject or deciding an issue <what good will all this talk do when we need to take action now?> Synonyms argument, argumentation, argy-bargy [chiefly British], back-and-forth, colloquy, confab, confabulation, conference, consult, consultation, council, counsel, debate, deliberation, dialogue (also dialog), give-and-take, palaver, parley, discussionRelated Words bull session, chat room, forum, meeting, powwow, roundtable, seminar, skull session (also skull practice), symposium, talkathon; chat, conversation, rap, words; discourse, disquisition; bargaining, consultancy, negotiation, pourparler

  3. 3 friendly, informal conversation or an instance of this <sat down by the fire and had a nice little talk about what was new in the village> Synonyms backchat, cackle, causerie, chatter, chin music, chin-wag [slang], chitchat, confab, confabulation, gab, gabfest, gossip, jangle, jaw, natter [chiefly British], palaver, patter, rap, schmooze, small talk, table talk, chat, tête-à-têteRelated Words colloquy, conference, discourse, parley, powwow, symposium; debate, dialogue (also dialog), exchange, give-and-take; crosstalk, happy talk; yak (also yack), yammer, yap

  4. 4 information or opinion that is widely disseminated without any authority or confirmation of accuracy <her wild behavior is exciting some lurid talk> Synonyms buzz, dish, gossip, hearsay, noise, report, scuttlebutt, rumor, tattle, wordRelated Words tale, whisper, whispering; hint, intimation, rumbling; disinformation, propaganda; urban legend (also urban myth); dirt, scandal




talk

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of talk

  1. 1 to give a formal often extended talk on a subject <the fire chief often talks at school assemblies about fire safety> Synonyms declaim, descant, discourse, expatiate, harangue, lecture, orate, speak Related Words recite, soliloquize; dissert, expound, pontificate, sermonize; mouth, spout; filibuster Phrases hold forth, take the floor

  2. 2 to engage in casual or rambling conversation <talked with our neighbor as we unloaded the groceries from the car> Synonyms babble, blab, cackle, chaffer [British], chatter, chin [slang], converse, gab, gabble, gas, jabber, jaw, kibitz (also kibbitz), natter, palaver, patter, prate, prattle, rap, rattle, run on, schmooze (or shmooze), chat, twitter, visitRelated Words gossip, tattle; descant, discuss, expatiate; yak (also yack), yammer, yap

  3. 3 to express (a thought or emotion) in words <you're talking nonsense: take a minute and think about what you are trying to say, and then start speaking> Synonyms articulate, bring out, enunciate, pass, speak, state, say, tell, utter, verbalize, vocalizeRelated Words air, discuss, give, look, share, sound, vent, ventilate, voice; blabber, bolt, blurt, get off, shoot; advertise, announce, blaze, broadcast, declare, post, proclaim, promulgate, publicize, publish; affirm, allege, assert, aver, avouch, avow; breathe, chirp, drawl, gasp, lip, mouth, murmur, purr, shout, splutter, spout, whisper; clothe, couch, formulate, formulize, phrase, put, word; comment, pipe up (with), remark; rip (out), snarlNear Antonyms stifle, suppress

  4. 4 to give information (as to the authorities) about another's improper or unlawful activities <after being threatened, the eyewitness started talking at length about what he had seen in the alley> Synonyms fink, grass (on) [British slang], inform, rat (on), sing, snitch, split (on) [British], squeak, squeal, tell (on)Related Words betray, give away, turn in; backstab, cross, double-cross, sell (out), two-time; blab, tattle; tip (off)

  5. 5 to relate sometimes questionable or secret information of a personal nature <you're a fine one to talk about your sister's marital problems when you have had plenty of your own> Synonyms blab, dish, gossip, tattle, wagRelated Words bandy (about), circulate, noise (about or abroad), rumor; blabber, disclose, divulge, reveal, tell; hint, imply, insinuate, intimate, let on, suggest; inform, report, snitch, squeal, tip (off); babble, spill; confideNear Antonyms clam up, shut up




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