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1. direct

adjective. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short.

Synonyms

  • door-to-door
  • through
  • undeviating
  • unswerving
  • nonstop
  • straightforward
  • point-blank
  • straight
  • straightness

Antonyms

  • crooked
  • indirectness
  • node
  • middle

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Direct Discourse

Sentences with direct-discourse


1. Noun Phrase
Free indirect discourse employs the techniques of stream of consciousness narration, but outside the stricture of interior dialogue.

2. direct

adjective. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] having no intervening persons, agents, conditions.

Synonyms

  • immediate

Antonyms

  • irrelevance
  • unpointedness

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)

3. direct

verb. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] intend (something) to move towards a certain goal.

Synonyms

  • point
  • address
  • place
  • home in
  • take aim
  • zero in
  • train
  • take
  • range in
  • target

Antonyms

  • unjust
  • immoral
  • dishonorable
  • unworthy

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)

4. direct

verb. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] command with authority.

Synonyms

  • order
  • stet
  • tell
  • say

Antonyms

  • inaccessibility
  • unavailability
  • disorient
  • cheer

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)

5. direct

verb. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] guide the actors in (plays and films).

Synonyms

  • create
  • stage direct

Antonyms

  • unlawful
  • dishonesty
  • disagree

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)

6. direct

verb. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] be in charge of.

Synonyms

  • care
  • throw
  • run
  • head
  • have
  • act
  • deal
  • move
  • hold
  • guide
  • handle
  • administer
  • steer
  • operate
  • lead
  • manage
  • make

Antonyms

  • patterned
  • attractive
  • enliven
  • sensitize

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)

7. direct

verb. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards.

Synonyms

  • sight
  • point
  • swing
  • place
  • draw a bead on
  • charge
  • take aim
  • turn
  • train
  • level
  • take
  • position
  • target
  • hold

Antonyms

  • disingenuous
  • counterfeit
  • insincere
  • false

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)

8. direct

verb. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] take somebody somewhere.

Synonyms

  • hand
  • misguide
  • beacon
  • misdirect
  • lead astray
  • usher
  • show
  • lead
  • guide
  • take
  • conduct

Antonyms

  • fancy
  • complex
  • rhetorical
  • unobvious

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)

9. direct

verb. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] lead, as in the performance of a composition; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years".

Synonyms

  • perform
  • do
  • lead
  • conduct

Antonyms

  • rounded
  • unwholesome
  • natural object
  • liberal

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)

10. direct

adjective. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action.

Synonyms

  • honorable
  • square
  • straightforward
  • bluff
  • straight-from-the-shoulder
  • candid
  • honest
  • unvarnished
  • plain
  • blunt
  • outspoken
  • man-to-man
  • forthright
  • pointed
  • frank
  • plainspoken
  • straight
  • upfront
  • brutal
  • no-nonsense
  • point-blank
  • flat-footed

Antonyms

  • dishonest
  • end
  • beginning
  • break

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)
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