Message and Missive


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Message noun – A piece of conveyed information.
Usage example: answered the phone and took a message

Missive is a synonym for message in communication topic. In some cases you can use "Missive" instead a noun "Message", when it comes to topics like language. popular alternative
Nearby Words: messaged, messaging
Synonyms for Message


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Missive noun – A message on paper from one person or group to another.
Message is a synonym for missive in letter topic. You can use "Message" instead a noun "Missive", if it concerns topics such as language, written communication. popular alternative
Nearby Word: mission
Synonyms for Missive

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important important message important missive
last last message last missive
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