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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 of discourse chat, colloquy, converse, dialogue (also dialog), conversation, discussion, exchangeWords Related to discourse 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 of discourse declaim, descant, talk, expatiate, harangue, lecture, orate, speakWords Related to discourse 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 of discourse declaim, orate, harangue, mouth (off), perorateWords Related to discourse rant, rave; bloviate, blow; lecture, preach, sermonize; advertise, announce, broadcast, declare, proclaim, pronounce; speak, speechify, talk



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