Meaning of remark

remark




“If you see something, say something” might translate into, “If you remark something, make a remark.” Remark means to notice, and it also means to comment, as in, “Keep your obnoxious remarks to yourself.”

While walking in the woods, you might remark the contrast between the quiet of the woods and the noises of the city. You might make a remark about how loud it is in the city. “It’s loud here too,” your walking companion might remark. “Listen to all the birds and squirrels.”

Definitions of remark
  1. verb

    make or write a comment on

    synonyms:

    comment, notice, point out

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    criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart

    find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
    wisecrack

    make a comment, usually ironic
    kibbitz, kibitz

    make unwanted and intrusive comments
    censure, criminate, reprimand

    rebuke formally
    blast, crucify, pillory, savage

    criticize harshly or violently
    admonish, reprove

    take to task
    bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, take to task, trounce

    censure severely or angrily
    reprehend

    express strong disapproval of
    deplore

    express strong disapproval of
    belabor, belabour

    attack verbally with harsh criticism
    come down

    criticize or reprimand harshly
    denounce

    speak out against
    blame, find fault, pick

    harass with constant criticism
    belittle, disparage, pick at

    express a negative opinion of
    nitpick

    be overly critical; criticize minor details
    assail, assault, attack, lash out, round, snipe

    attack in speech or writing
    harsh on

    criticize harshly
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    mention, note, observe

    make mention of

  2. verb

    make mention of

    synonyms:

    mention, note, observe

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    comment, notice, point out

    make or write a comment on
    criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart

    find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
    wisecrack

    make a comment, usually ironic
    kibbitz, kibitz

    make unwanted and intrusive comments
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    say, state, tell

    express in words

  3. noun

    explicit notice

    “it passed without
    remark
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    notice, observance, observation

    the act of noticing or paying attention

  4. noun

    a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information

    synonyms:

    comment, input

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    Parkinson’s law

    C. Northcote Parkinson’s cynical observation that the number of subordinates in an organization will increase linearly regardless of the amount of work to be done
    Parkinson’s law

    C. Northcote Parkinson’s cynical observation that work will expand so as to fill the time available for its completion
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    ad-lib

    remark made spontaneously without prior preparation
    courtesy

    a courteous or respectful or considerate remark
    gambit, ploy

    an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker
    obiter dictum, passing comment

    an incidental remark
    mention, reference

    a remark that calls attention to something or someone
    observation, reflection, reflexion

    a remark expressing careful consideration
    rib

    a teasing remark
    crack, quip, sally, wisecrack

    witty remark
    barb, dig, gibe, jibe, shaft, shot, slam

    an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    conversation stopper, stopper

    a remark to which there is no polite conversational reply
    banality, bromide, cliche, commonplace, platitude

    a trite or obvious remark
    zinger

    a striking or amusing or caustic remark
    allusion

    passing reference or indirect mention
    retrospection

    reference to things past
    name-dropping

    the practice of casually mentioning important people in order to impress your listener
    cheap shot

    an unnecessarily aggressive and unfair remark directed at a defenseless person
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    statement

    a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

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