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1. conversation

noun. ['ˌkɑːnvɝˈseɪʃən'] the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc..

Synonyms

  • confabulation
  • nothings
  • crossfire
  • exchange
  • chat
  • gossipmongering
  • speech communication
  • spoken communication
  • rap session
  • voice communication
  • spoken language
  • colloquy
  • oral communication
  • phatic speech
  • schmooze
  • talking
  • confab
  • gossiping
  • talk
  • table talk
  • tete-a-tete
  • rap
  • speech
  • language
  • schmoose
  • second-hand speech
  • telephone conversation
  • phatic communication

Antonyms

  • payment
  • nonpayment
  • commercial
  • buy

Etymology

  • conversation (French)
  • conversationem (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Conversation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

Example sentences of the word conversation


1. Noun, singular or mass
He may even go so far as to ignore you to avoid having a conversation about his feelings.

Quotes containing the word conversation


1. An artist carries on throughout his life a mysterious, uninterrupted conversation with his public.
- Maurice Chevalier

2. She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech.
- George Bernard Shaw

3. In a girl I look for honesty above all, someone who I can carry on a conversation with, someone who has a good sense of humor, someone who's true to herself, and to top it, someone who can get ready for a date in less than ten minutes.
- Erik von Detten

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