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1. speech

noun. ['ˈspiːtʃ'] the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience.

Synonyms

  • inaugural
  • sermon
  • lecture
  • oratory
  • oral presentation
  • ending
  • colloquium
  • address
  • dithyramb
  • impromptu
  • close
  • discourse
  • conclusion
  • allocution
  • inaugural address
  • talk
  • body
  • end
  • speech act
  • speechmaking
  • introduction
  • litany
  • preaching
  • public speaking
  • closing
  • public lecture

Antonyms

  • careless
  • long
  • public
  • unrestrained

Etymology

  • speche (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spæc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Speech Defect

  • teleconnect
  • overprotect
  • interconnect
  • disrespect
  • reinspect
  • misdirect
  • disinfect
  • disconnect
  • reconnect
  • recollect
  • nondirect
  • interject
  • disaffect
  • suspect
  • subject
  • resurrect
  • respect
  • reflect
  • reelect
  • redirect
  • project
  • neglect
  • intersect
  • inspect
  • indirect
  • incorrect
  • expect
  • deflect
  • confect
  • unchecked

2. speech

noun. ['ˈspiːtʃ'] (language) communication by word of mouth.

Synonyms

  • spell
  • words
  • speech communication
  • saying
  • spoken communication
  • voice communication
  • spoken language
  • oral communication
  • idiolect
  • magic spell
  • auditory communication
  • soliloquy
  • discussion
  • non-standard speech
  • monologue
  • give-and-take
  • locution
  • charm
  • language
  • word
  • pronunciation
  • orthoepy
  • dictation
  • conversation
  • magical spell

Antonyms

  • communicative
  • generous
  • start
  • ventilated

Etymology

  • speche (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spæc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. speech

noun. ['ˈspiːtʃ'] something spoken.

Synonyms

  • vocalization

Antonyms

  • unconfined
  • coarse

Etymology

  • speche (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spæc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. defect

noun. ['ˈdiːfɛkt, dɪˈfɛkt'] an imperfection in a bodily system.

Synonyms

  • congenital disorder
  • congenital anomaly
  • imperfectness
  • imperfection
  • birth defect
  • congenital abnormality
  • myelatelia

Antonyms

  • beauty
  • ugliness
  • disappearance
  • nonattendance

Etymology

  • defaicte (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • defectus (Latin)

5. defect

noun. ['ˈdiːfɛkt, dɪˈfɛkt'] a failing or deficiency.

Synonyms

  • disadvantage

Antonyms

  • hairlessness
  • hairiness

Etymology

  • defaicte (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • defectus (Latin)

6. defect

noun. ['ˈdiːfɛkt, dɪˈfɛkt'] an imperfection in an object or machine.

Synonyms

  • flaw
  • bug
  • fault
  • imperfection
  • imperfectness
  • glitch
  • blister

Antonyms

  • inferior
  • stay
  • extinguish
  • hypopigmentation

Etymology

  • defaicte (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • defectus (Latin)

7. defect

noun. ['ˈdiːfɛkt, dɪˈfɛkt'] a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body).

Synonyms

  • whitehead
  • slur
  • blemish
  • dent
  • smudge
  • verruca
  • nick
  • appearance
  • comedo
  • nevus
  • blackhead
  • chatter mark
  • crack
  • burn
  • scrape
  • smear
  • check
  • ding
  • mole
  • gouge
  • smirch
  • mark
  • visual aspect
  • burn mark
  • scratch
  • stigma
  • mar
  • chip
  • blot
  • milium
  • spot
  • wart
  • birthmark
  • scar

Antonyms

  • strengthen
  • focus
  • clean
  • unbend

Etymology

  • defaicte (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • defectus (Latin)

8. speech

noun. ['ˈspiːtʃ'] a lengthy rebuke.

Synonyms

  • reproval
  • sermon
  • lecture
  • curtain lecture
  • rebuke
  • preaching
  • reproof
  • reprimand
  • reprehension

Antonyms

  • monetization
  • defeat
  • beginning
  • victory

Etymology

  • speche (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spæc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. speech

noun. ['ˈspiːtʃ'] the exchange of spoken words.

Synonyms

  • speech production

Antonyms

  • disjoin
  • inaccurate

Etymology

  • speche (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spæc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. speech

noun. ['ˈspiːtʃ'] your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally.

Synonyms

  • address
  • tone of voice
  • shibboleth
  • style
  • paralanguage
  • modulation
  • paralinguistic communication
  • tongue
  • tone
  • catch
  • inflection
  • expressive style
  • delivery
  • elocution
  • manner of speaking

Antonyms

  • distant
  • open
  • unseal
  • far

Etymology

  • speche (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spæc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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