comment


comment
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noun
ADJECTIVE
brief
fair

What she said was fair comment. (BrE)

What she said was a fair comment. (BrE, AmE)

favourable/favorable, nice, positive
adverse, derogatory, disparaging, negative, unfavourable/unfavorable
critical

Highly critical comments have been made about the conduct of some politicians.

a book with critical comment on the various strands of feminism

hostile, snarky (AmE, informal), snide, unfair
caustic, scathing
rude, sardonic, smart-ass (AmE, informal), stupid
ironic, sarcastic, wry
witty
constructive, helpful, useful, valuable
incisive, insightful, interesting, perceptive, shrewd
cryptic
uninformed (esp. BrE)
general
detailed
casual, offhand, off-the-cuff, passing, throwaway

He made a few casual comments to her about her hair and now she's chopped it all off!

This idea deserves more than passing comment.

editorial, official, personal, press, public

Editorial comment in the press tended to support the government in this matter.

written
political, social

Her novels were a vehicle for shrewd social comment.

sad

The attack is a sad comment on the public's understanding of mental illness.

VERB + COMMENT
have, make, pass

If you have any comments, please send them to the above address.

She made a cryptic comment about how the movie mirrored her life.

I would prefer not to pass comment before I have more information on the case.

give, offer
add, leave, post (= on the Internet), send, submit, write

Feel free to post your comments if you have any.

read
hear
attract, cause, draw, elicit, excite

The article attracted much adverse comment.

appreciate, invite, seek, welcome

The school has invited comments from parents about the new curriculum.

get, receive

We have received many helpful comments from fellow-sufferers.

decline (AmE)

KPJ officials declined comment.

disregard, ignore
direct

She directed all her comments at Steve.

PREPOSITION
without comment

She accepted his diagnosis without comment.

comment about, comment on

a general comment on the weather

comment from

We welcome comments from readers.

PHRASES
be available for comment, be unavailable for comment

The spokesman was not available for comment last night.

no comment

When asked about the allegations, the chairman replied ‘no comment’.

a source of comment

His visits were the source of much comment.

questions and comments

Viewers are encouraged to phone in questions and comments.

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verb
ADVERB
favourably/favorably
adversely (esp. BrE), critically, unfavourably/unfavorably
bitterly, sarcastically
drily, wryly
quietly, softly
publicly
VERB + COMMENT
decline to, refuse to

The president refused to comment on the affair.

PREPOSITION
about

People were commenting about her abilities.

on

He refused to comment on the proposals.

to

She commented to me that she liked it.

Comment is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑report

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  • comment — com·ment n 1 often cap a: an essay analyzing, criticizing, or explaining a subject a comment published in the Yale Law Review b: an explanatory remark appended to a section of text (as of enacted code) 2: an expression of an opinion or attitude… …   Law dictionary

  • comment — Comment. adv. De quelle sorte, de quelle maniere. Comment est ce qu il gagna la bataille? comment estes vous venu? comment vous portez vous? comment cela? comment donc? voicy comment. si vous le voulez sçavoir, je vous diray comment cela se fit.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • Comment — Com ment, v. t. To comment on. [Archaic.] Fuller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • comment — n commentary, *remark, observation, note, obiter dictum Analogous words: interpreting or interpretation, elucidation, explication, expounding or exposition, explaining or explana tion (see corresponding verbs at EXPLAIN): annotation, gloss (see… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms


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