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Synonyms for commentary
ˈkɒm ənˌtɛr icom·men·ta·ry

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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.8 / 4 votes

  1. commentary

    A definition is exact, an explanation general; a definition is formal, a description pictorial. A definition must include all that belongs to the object defined, and exclude all that does not; a description may include only some general features; an explanation may simply throw light upon some point of special difficulty. An exposition undertakes to state more fully what is compactly given or only implied in the text; as, an exposition of Scripture. Interpretation is ordinarily from one language into another, or from the language of one period into that of another; it may also be a statement giving the doubtful or hidden meaning of that which is recondite or perplexing; as, the interpretation of a dream, a riddle, or of some difficult passage. Definition, explanation, exposition, and interpretation are ordinarily blended in a commentary, which may also include description. A comment is upon a single passage; a commentary may be the same, but is usually understood to be a volume of comments.

    comment, definition, description, explanation, exposition, interpretation, rendering, translation

Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 6 votes

  1. comment, commentarynoun

    a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material

    "he wrote an extended comment on the proposal"

    scuttlebutt, remark, input, gossip, comment

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. commentarynoun


  2. commentarynoun

    book of comments

  3. commentarynoun

    memoir, familiar narrative

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "commentary":

    comment, comments, commentaire, remark, commentaries, feedback, suspension, remarks

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  1. David Wells:

    God's people have no assurances that the dark experiences of life will be held at bay, much less that God will provide some sort of running commentary on the meaning of each day's allotment of confusion, boredom, pain, or achievement.

  2. Scott Ruesterholz:

    I write conservative commentary because I have a vision of what I think can make the country and world a better place. Fiction can be a tool to expose readers to new ideas and shift perspectives while also entertaining, while my novel is not a pure political commentary, I do hope it elevates questions about the role of government, corporations, and integrity of institutions, which has also been a focus of my past commentaries.

  3. Jeff Davidson:

    Because major web sites invite anonymous visitor commentary and virtually never monitor it, they contort all of society: Pandora's global box has been opened and everyone has an opinion, no matter how under-informed they might be.

  4. Lakshheish M Patel:

    Udayan has indirectly hinted the stock market fall for the next 6 month . Only who can read between the lines has understood his remarks and commentary

  5. Schopenhauer:

    The first forty years of our life give the text, the next thirty furnish the commentary upon it, which enables us rightly to understand the true meaning and connection of the text with its moral and its beauties.

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