comment Definition

  • 1a spoken or written remark expressing an opinion or reaction
  • 2a note explaining, illustrating, or criticizing the meaning of a writing

Using comment: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "comment" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I have no comment on the matter.

  • Example

    She made a snide comment about his appearance.

  • Example

    The teacher wrote comments in the margins of my essay.

  • Example

    He commented that the movie was too long.

  • Example

    The article received many comments from readers.

comment Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for comment

Phrases with comment

  • a refusal to speak about something, usually by someone who has been asked for information by a journalist or other media representative


    When asked about the scandal, the politician replied with a terse 'no comment.'

  • to express an opinion or reaction to something


    I can't comment on the situation until I have more information.

  • to temporarily disable a section of code in a computer program by marking it as a comment


    I commented out that line of code because it was causing errors.

Origins of comment

from Latin 'commentum', meaning 'contrivance'


Summary: comment in Brief

A 'comment' [ˈkɒm.ənt] is a spoken or written expression of opinion or reaction, often used in response to a question or statement. It can also refer to a note that explains, illustrates, or criticizes the meaning of a writing. Examples include 'I have no comment on the matter,' and 'The teacher wrote comments in the margins of my essay.' Phrases include 'no comment,' indicating a refusal to speak, and 'comment out,' used in computer programming to disable a section of code.

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