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Synonyms for commentaryˈkɒm ənˌtɛr i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. comment, commentary(noun)

    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"

    commentary, scuttlebutt, remark, input, gossip, comment

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. commentary(n.)


  2. commentary(n.)

    book of comments

  3. commentary(n.)

    memoir, familiar narrative

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

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

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