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Antonyms for discourse
ˈdɪs kɔrs, -koʊrs, dɪsˈkɔrs, -ˈkoʊrs; dɪsˈkɔrs, -ˈkoʊrs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discourse(noun)

    extended verbal expression in speech or writing

    Synonyms:
    discussion, sermon, treatment, preaching

  2. sermon, discourse, preaching(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    discussion, sermon, treatment, preaching

  3. discussion, treatment, discourse(verb)

    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, discuss(verb)

    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, discourse(verb)

    carry on a conversation

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

  6. hold forth, discourse, dissertate(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. discourse(noun)

    Verbal exchange, conversation.

    Synonyms:
    conversation, discussion, debate, converse, talk

  2. discourse(noun)

    To write or speak formally and at length.

    Synonyms:
    communication, expression

  3. discourse(noun)

    To debate.

    Synonyms:
    treatise, lecture, study, dissertation

  4. discourse(noun)

    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.

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. discourse(n)

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

How to use discourse in a sentence?

  1. Veteran Republican strategist Liz Mair:

    The tone of some of my tweets concerning Iowa was at odds with that which Gov. Walker has always encouraged in political discourse, i wish Gov. Walker and his team all the best.

  2. Daniel Bible:

    A man was detained shortly after the shooting but was released after authorities determined he was not connected to the incident. ICE did not respond to a Fox News request for comment Tuesday. Daniel Bible, the field office director for the agencys enforcement and removal operations in San Antonio, blamed the shootingon elected officials, the media and activists for a breakdown inpolitical discourse that has encouraged violent acts. Political rhetoric and misinformation that various politicians, media outlets and activist groups recklessly disseminate to the American people regarding the ICE mission only serve to further encourage these violent acts, iCE officers put their lives on the line each and every day to keep our communities safe. This disturbing public discourse shrouds our critical law enforcement function and unnecessarily puts our officers safety at risk.

  3. The Minnesota Democrat:

    We have a moral duty to combat hateful ideologies in our own country and around the world -- and that includes both anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, in a democracy, we can and should have an open, respectful debate about Middle East that focuses on policy. Branding criticism of Israel as automatically anti-Semitic has a chilling effect on our public discourse and makes it harder to achieve a peaceful solution between Israelis and Palestinians. Threats of violence -- like those made against Rep. Omar -- are never acceptable.

  4. Mike Brodo:

    I think that's kind of the core mission here is kind of trying to appeal to people our age, getting them involved in politics, i think our biggest demographic that we're appealing to is actually people that are not political junkies like Mike Brodo, that are always talking about it. It's the people that care about politics to the level that any citizen should, but are just so turned off because of how polarized and disgusting a lot of the discourse is today.

  5. Samuel Johnson:

    Be not too hasty to trust or admire the teachers of morality they discourse like angels, but they live like men.

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