discourse synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term discourse:


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, discourse, sermon, treatment, preaching

  3. discussion, treatment, discourse(verb)

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

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

  4. discourse, talk about, discuss(verb)

    to consider or examine in speech or writing

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

  5. converse, discourse(verb)

    carry on a conversation

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

  6. hold forth, discourse, dissertate(verb)

    talk at length and formally about a topic

    Synonyms:
    discourse, 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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. discourse(n.)

    Synonyms:
    [rare.] reason, reasoning faculty

  2. discourse(n.)

    Synonyms:
    dissertation, treatise, disquisition, homily, sermon

  3. discourse(n.)

    Synonyms:
    conversation, talk, oral communication, verbal intercourse

  4. discourse(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    speak, expatiate, hold forth, deliver a discourse

  5. discourse(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    talk, converse, parley, confer, advise, hold a conversation, hold a parley or conference, talk together

  6. discourse(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    utter, emit, give forth

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

speech, speeches, rhetoric, discourses, discours, al-khattab, debate, address



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