Expression and Statement


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Expression noun – An act, process, or means of putting something into words.
Usage example: the poem is his expression of his grief upon the loss of his beloved wife

Statement is a synonym for expression in utterance topic. In some cases you can use "Statement" instead a noun "Expression", when it comes to topics like term, words, wording, verbalization.
Nearby Words: express, expressive, expressed, expressly, expressionless
Synonyms for Expression


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Statement noun – An act, process, or means of putting something into words.
Usage example: a careful statement of the legal case before the court

Expression is a synonym for statement in speech topic. You can use "Expression" instead a noun "Statement", if it concerns topics such as term, words, utterance, wording.
Nearby Words: state, stated, statute, stating
Synonyms for Statement

How words are described

full full expression full statement
exact exact expression exact statement
similar similar expression similar statement
normal normal expression normal statement
Other adjectives: common, true, single, awkward, obvious, simple, actual, serious, artistic, famous, personal, ridiculous, bizarre, last.

Both words in one sentence

  • Series / Ashes to Ashes It's subverted with Viv in series 3; his pained expression and the statement that police officers have to "finish the job" to be redeemed (which Viv never does) implies that Viv has ended up damned.
  • Sarcasm-Blind Their reaction can vary between simply taking the statement at face value just like this trope, or getting confused at why the speaker's tone and expression doesn't match their words.
    Source: Sarcasm-Blind
  • Another way to do this is to "fix" the expression so that it works unironically, which changes the expression into a suspiciously off statement for those who have no clue about the character.
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