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Comments and remarks

acknowledgment

noun

something that you say or do in order to show that you accept that something exists or is true

afterthought

noun

something that you think of and say after you have finished speaking

allusion

noun

a statement that refers to something in an indirect way

aside

noun

a remark about something that is not the main subject of your discussion

aside

noun

something that you say quietly to someone because you do not want other people to hear

backchat

noun

rude replies that show you do not respect someone in authority

back talk

noun

backchat

barb

noun

a remark or criticism that is unkind, although it may seem clever or funny

bon mot

noun

a clever funny remark

comment

noun

a written or spoken remark giving an opinion

commonplace

noun

a statement or idea that is expressed very often

conversation stopper

noun

something surprising or shocking that you say that makes everyone stop talking and unable to think what to say next

counter

noun

something that you say to reply to a criticism or argument

dig

noun

a remark or joke that you make in order to criticize someone or annoy them

ejaculation

noun

a sudden loud remark or shout

exclamation

noun

something that you say suddenly and loudly because you are surprised, impressed, angry etc

feedback

noun

comments about how well or how badly someone is doing something, which are intended to help them do it better

generality

noun

the fact that a statement is general rather than specific

gibe

noun

a remark that is intended to hurt someone or to make them feel stupid

hashtag

noun

used to make a humorous point when speaking by pretending that what you are saying is a hashtag

innuendo

noun

the use of insulting or negative comments about someone that are suggested rather than stated directly, or one of these comments

insult

noun

an offensive remark

interjection

noun

something that someone suddenly says that interrupts someone else who is speaking, or the act of interrupting someone

interruption

noun

something that someone says or does that stops someone else when they are speaking or concentrating on something

jibe

noun

a comment that is intended to annoy or offend someone

line

noun

a clever or funny remark

mention

noun

the act of referring to someone or something in speech or writing

observation

noun

a written or spoken comment about something that you have seen, heard, or felt

parting shot

noun

an unpleasant or angry remark made at the end of a conversation by someone when they are leaving

platitude

noun

something that has been said so often that it is no longer interesting and shows a lack of imagination

pleasantry

noun

a pleasant remark that you make in order to be polite. When two people exchange pleasantries, they talk to each other politely about unimportant things.

qualification

noun

something that you add to a statement or rule to show that it is not true in some situations

quip

noun

a funny or clever remark

reference

noun

a comment that mentions someone or something

rejoinder

noun

a quick reply, especially one that is clever or rude

remark

noun

a few words that give the facts or your opinion about someone or something

rider

noun

something that is added to what has been stated, in order to limit it

sally

noun

a quick and clever remark

shaft

noun

a clever remark, often one that offends or insults someone

slight

noun

a remark or action that offends someone

sneer

noun

an unpleasant smile or comment that shows you do not respect someone or something

sound bite

noun

a short comment by a politician or other famous person that is taken from a longer conversation or speech and broadcast alone because it is very interesting or effective

taunt

noun

a cruel remark that is intended to make someone angry or upset

volley

noun

a lot of questions, insults etc all spoken or made at the same time

wisecrack

noun

a joke or clever remark that upsets or annoys you

witticism

noun

a clever and funny remark

zinger

noun

a quick and clever remark that makes someone who you are arguing with feel embarrassed

equivocation

noun

expostulation

noun

interpolation

noun

pearls/words of wisdom

very wise remarks. This expression is often used for saying that a remark is very silly

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