What is the opposite of discourse?

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Noun
Opposite of a formal discussion of a topic in speech or writing
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Opposite of a short piece of writing on a particular subject
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Opposite of speech or writing bitterly denouncing something
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Opposite of a (formal) discussion on a particular matter where opposing arguments are put forward in a systematic manner
“Often, politicians and administrators do not directly participate in a consensus.”
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Opposite of an instance of information transfer, typically involving conversation or discourse
“Helen and Bill agreed to a mutual silence on the controversial issue of her emails.”
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Opposite of a conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play, or film
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Opposite of a complaint, rant or criticism delivered in the form of a lengthy speech
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Opposite of an informal address or lecture
“The lecturer advised listening from the students to ensure that they are well-prepared for the impending exams.”
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Opposite of a talk on a religious or moral subject, especially one given during a church service and based on a passage from the Bible
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Opposite of a formal ceremonial speech
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Opposite of informal talk
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Opposite of the main or central part specifically of a written work
“At the end of the column, an addendum will list several royal recipes for you to try.”
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Opposite of a fight or argument
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Opposite of an academic book or article on a particular topic
“I doubt I have ever read a novel with so many extravagantly nonsensical similes and rococo metaphors.”
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Opposite of language as a system rather than language in use, including the formal rules, structures, and limitations of language
Verb
Opposite of to speak or write authoritatively about a topic
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Opposite of to deliver an educational or informational speech or talk
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Opposite of to make a speech or contribute to a debate
“What I know about the federal tax code is far less relevant than how I feel about it when I listen to a talk about tax reform.”
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Opposite of to discuss or have talks in order to reach an agreement or compromise
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Opposite of to make a (usually formal and extended) speech on a subject
“The principal would stand on the podium in front of the assembly and laud the children for their hard work and persistence throughout the year.”
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Opposite of to interact with or engage in communication
“My students listen intently to the discourse on contemporary notions of nature and urbanity.”
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Opposite of to speak to a formal gathering
“She decided to avoid all post-show interviews after her affair was laid bare for the public to see.”
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Opposite of to relate a story or series of events by speech or writing
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Opposite of to discuss together
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Opposite of to explain or provide information about something (in greater detail)
“They conspired to obfuscate the facts to the detriment of the health of millions of people.”
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