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1. discourse

noun. ['ˈdɪskɔrs'] extended verbal expression in speech or writing.

Synonyms

  • linguistic unit
  • context of use
  • language unit
  • linguistic context

Antonyms

  • whisper
  • shout
  • specify
  • praise

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Rhymes with Indirect Discourse

Sentences with indirect-discourse


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

2. discourse

noun. ['ˈdɪskɔrs'] an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service).

Synonyms

  • speech
  • evangelism
  • sermon
  • homily
  • baccalaureate
  • preachment
  • kerugma
  • kerygma
  • preaching

Antonyms

  • make peace
  • defend
  • refrain
  • disclaim

3. discourse

noun. ['ˈdɪskɔrs'] an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic.

Synonyms

  • treatment
  • discussion
  • communicating
  • expansion
  • talk
  • communication
  • elaboration
  • detail
  • consideration
  • dilation

Antonyms

  • forward
  • synonymous
  • answer
  • certainty

4. discourse

verb. ['ˈdɪskɔrs'] talk at length and formally about a topic.

Synonyms

  • talk
  • hold forth
  • dissertate

Antonyms

  • decrease
  • deflation
  • persuasion
  • dissuasion

5. discourse

verb. ['ˈdɪskɔrs'] to consider or examine in speech or writing.

Synonyms

  • talk about
  • address
  • cover
  • discuss
  • descant
  • plow
  • deal
  • handle
  • talk shop

Antonyms

  • tactlessness
  • go
  • skew
  • right

6. indirect

adjective. ['ˌɪndɝˈɛkt'] having intervening factors or persons or influences.

Antonyms

  • top

Etymology

  • direct (English)
  • directus (Latin)
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)

7. indirect

adjective. ['ˌɪndɝˈɛkt'] not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination.

Synonyms

  • askance
  • sidelong
  • squint-eyed
  • diversionary
  • meandering
  • roundabout
  • wandering
  • circuitous
  • winding
  • devious
  • asquint
  • directness
  • straightness
  • squint
  • squinty
  • askant
  • rambling

Antonyms

  • straight
  • direct
  • uncoiled
  • honest

Etymology

  • direct (English)
  • directus (Latin)
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)

8. indirect

adjective. ['ˌɪndɝˈɛkt'] descended from a common ancestor but through different lines.

Synonyms

  • collateral

Antonyms

  • unrelated
  • bottom

Etymology

  • direct (English)
  • directus (Latin)
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)

9. indirect

adjective. ['ˌɪndɝˈɛkt'] not as a direct effect or consequence.

Antonyms

  • horizontal

Etymology

  • direct (English)
  • directus (Latin)
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)

10. indirect

adjective. ['ˌɪndɝˈɛkt'] extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action.

Synonyms

  • backhanded
  • tortuous
  • mealy-mouthed
  • periphrastic
  • roundabout
  • digressive
  • excursive
  • oblique
  • circumlocutory
  • circuitous
  • devious
  • mealymouthed
  • ambagious
  • discursive
  • allusive
  • circumlocutious
  • rambling

Antonyms

  • lawful
  • dishonesty
  • erect
  • regular

Etymology

  • direct (English)
  • directus (Latin)
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)
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