Direct and Express


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Direct adjective – Done or working without something else coming in between.
Express is a synonym for direct in fast topic. In some cases you can use "Express" instead the word "Direct" as an adjective or a verb, when it comes to topics like honest.
Nearby Words: direction, directed, directly, directing, directness
Synonyms for Direct


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Express adjective – So clearly expressed as to leave no doubt about the meaning.
Usage example: students are not allowed to leave the grounds during school hours unless they have express permission from the principal's office

Direct is a synonym for express in fast topic. Sometimes you can use "Direct" instead the word "Express" as an adjective or a verb, if it concerns topics such as explicit, certain, non-stop.
Nearby Words: expression, expressive, expressed, expressly, expressing
Synonyms for Express

Things that words describes

order direct order express order
use direct use express use
route direct route express route
command direct command express command
Other nouns: actions.

Common collocations

rage direct rage express rage
anger direct anger express anger
power direct power express power

Both words in one sentence

  • Film / John Wick In killing Daisy, Iosef replaced the dog as something John could handle and direct his attention towards in order to express his grief.
  • The Amazing World of Gumball: In the second season episode "The Words," Gumball decides to teach Darwin, who is too polite to actually express his feelings, to be more direct with people and express how he really feels.
  • Film / About Schmidt United and Frontier airlines would have offered direct flights that probably would have been considerably less expensive (Frontier has since acquired Midwest Express).
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