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Antonyms for discourse
ˈdɪs kɔrs, -koʊrs, dɪsˈkɔrs, -ˈkoʊrs; dɪsˈkɔrs, -ˈkoʊrsdis·course

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Wiktionary

  1. discoursenoun

    To engage in discussion or conversation; to converse.

    Synonyms:
    talk, conversation, discussion, debate, converse

  2. discoursenoun

    To write or speak formally and at length.

    Synonyms:
    communication, expression

  3. discoursenoun

    To debate.

    Synonyms:
    lecture, dissertation, study, treatise

  4. discoursenoun

    Any rational expression, reason.

    Synonyms:
    rationcination

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. discourse

    Conversation (Latin con, with) is, etymologically, an interchange of ideas with some other person or persons. Talk may be wholly one-sided. Many brilliant talkers have been incapable of conversation. There may be intercourse without conversation, as by looks, signs, etc.; communion is of hearts, with or without words; communication is often by writing, and may be uninvited and unreciprocated. Talk may denote the mere utterance of words with little thought; thus, we say idle talk, empty talk, rather than idle or empty conversation. Discourse is now applied chiefly to public addresses. A conference is more formal than a conversation. Dialog denotes ordinarily an artificial or imaginary conversation, generally of two persons, but sometimes of more. A colloquy is indefinite as to number, and generally somewhat informal. Compare BEHAVIOR.

    Synonyms:
    chat, colloquy, communication, communion, confabulation, conference, conversation, converse, dialogue, intercourse, parley, talk

    Preposition:
    Conversation with friends; between or among the guests; about a matter.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. discoursenoun

    extended verbal expression in speech or writing

    Synonyms:
    discussion, sermon, treatment, preaching

  2. sermon, discourse, preachingnoun

    an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)

    Synonyms:
    discussion, sermon, treatment, preaching

  3. discussion, treatment, discourseverb

    an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic

    "the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic"; "his treatment of the race question is badly biased"

    Synonyms:
    sermon, handling, discussion, word, give-and-take, treatment, preaching, intervention

  4. discourse, talk about, discussverb

    to consider or examine in speech or writing

    "The author talks about the different aspects of this question"; "The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'"

    Synonyms:
    talk over, converse, talk of, hash out, hold forth, dissertate, discuss, talk about

  5. converse, discourseverb

    carry on a conversation

    Synonyms:
    discuss, talk about, converse, dissertate, hold forth

  6. hold forth, discourse, dissertateverb

    talk at length and formally about a topic

    "The speaker dissertated about the social politics in 18th century England"

    Synonyms:
    discuss, talk about, converse, dissertate, hold forth

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. discoursenoun

    Synonyms:
    dissertation, address, disquisition, oration, harangue, speech

How to use discourse in a sentence?

  1. Yoani Sanchez:

    With this change, the discourse of the government has to change, and so does ours ... Now is the time for us to readjust our tactics due to the changing political scene.

  2. Alan Perwiranda:

    I have started to limit my travel because the tickets are really expensive, i think what the government is doing is not helpful at all. Everything is just discourse and there is no concrete evidence of any change.

  3. Jessica Maddox:

    Much of the discourse on TikTok wasn't necessarily Bama #rushtok, but there was an influx of videos talking about Bama #rushtok or making video memes of outfits of the day with exaggerated Southern accents.

  4. George Steiner:

    The violent illiteracies of the graffiti, the clenched silence of the adolescent, the nonsense cries from the stage-happening, are resolutely strategic. The insurgent and the freak-out have broken off discourse with a cultural system which they despise as a cruel, antiquated fraud. They will not bandy words with it. Accept, even momentarily, the conventions of literate linguistic exchange, and you are caught in the net of the old values, of the grammars that can condescend or enslave.

  5. Chris Carnabuci:

    I'm not shocked, but I'm still pissed, it's a very counterproductive thing to do, and it's not the kind of civil discourse -- the keyword being civil -- I wanted.

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