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TOP 100 ANTONYMS - vote for antonyms :)
 plentiful  scarce   1105    
 abeyance  continuance   1056    
 gentle  rough   1025    
 backhand  forehand   1019    
 zenith  nadir   1019    
 cloudy  sunny   1018    
 wealth  poverty   1016    
 disorder  order   1013    
 alone  together   1011    
 wild  tame   1011    
 push  pull   1011    
 emancipate  enslave   1010    
 young  old   1010    
 sow  reap   1009    
 altruistic  selfish   1009    
 wide  narrow   1009    
 absence  presence   1008    
 zip  unzip   1008    
 visible  invisible   1008    
 cash  credit   1007    
 unforeseen  foreseen   1007    
 esoteric  generally known   1007    
 banal  original   1007    
 adhere  detach   1007    
 abstemious  self-indulgent   1007    
 mild  harsh   1007    
 incredible  credible   1006    
 balm  irritant   1006    
 baleful  beneficent   1006    
 known  unknown   1006    
 abundant  scarce   1006    
 ashamed  proud   1005    
 approximate  exact   1005    
 afoot  mounted   1005    
 unforgivable  forgivable   1005    
 reward  punishment   1005    
 harmony  discord   1005    
 king  subject, queen   1005    
 bane  blessing   1005    
 abjure  espouse, pledge   1005    
 wise  foolish   1005    
 worst  best   1005    
 melt  freeze   1005    
 mad  happy, sane   1005    
 artificial  natural   1005    
 artifical  natural   1004    
 work  play   1004    
 part  whole   1004    
 gain  loss   1004    
 bald  hairy   1004    
 console  aggravate grief   1004    
 rare  common   1004    
 all  none, nothing   1004    
 approach  depart   1003    
 alien  native   1003    
 worthless  valuable   1003    
 whisper  yell   1003    
 valuable  valueless   1003    
 flaunt  hide   1003    
 factitious  spontaneous, genuine   1003    
 ambiguous  clear   1003    
 accidental  intentional   1003    
 stingy  generous   1003    
 yin  yang   1003    
 yes  no   1003    
 white  black   1003    
 wet  dry   1003    
 them  us   1003    
 safe  unsafe   1003    
 quiet  loud, noisy   1003    
 minor  major   1003    
 love  hate   1003    
 loose  tight   1003    
 less  more   1003    
 lengthen  shorten   1003    
 interior  exterior, outside   1003    
 grant  refuse   1003    
 go  stop   1003    
 fortunate  unfortunate   1003    
 awake  asleep   1003    
 admit  deny   1003    
 absent  present   1003    
 chaos  order   1002    
 awful  wonderful   1002    
 agile  awkward   1002    
 accuse  defend   1002    
 unnecessary  necessary   1002    
 ineffective  effective   1002    
 raw  cooked   1002    
 husband  wife   1002    
 fell  propitious   1002    
 craven  brave   1002    
 admonition  countenance   1002    
 temporary  permanent   1002    
 off  on   1002    
 follower  leader   1002    
 kind  cruel, mean   1002    
 synonym  antonym   1002    
 stop  go   1002    
 inside  outside   1002    

Knowledge of antonyms empowers people to use contrast and comparison in their oral and written expression. 

2013-08-08 12:57:00
What is antonym?
An antonym is a word that has the opposite meaning of another. The word has two parts:  anti and onym. "Anti" means "no", "onym" means name. Languages are complex ones and different words can be antonyms. But it is not true in all cases. Sometimes it depends on situation. If you change words to antonyms with "not" in text blindly, it can be full nonsence. Another case is to set "not" and prefix "un".
I forgive you. 
I don't unforgive you. 
Last one sounds strange for me and it has a bit different explanation. It means, that text becomes more various an rich. May unnormal. But we need to see context to decide if opposite word is antonym or not. So words are not antonyms necessarily in all senses. It means that opposite to white can be red in some situations and so on.  In order to better understand antonyms, people analyze synonyms as well. Then complexity of language is revealed more clearly. 

On the image above you can see the cards, which can be used for the game of antonyms; please mix cards and say for children to make right 2 columns.

2015-06-16 11:06:39

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