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Antonyms dictionary, english words, meaning, definition, list


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Antonyms word lists
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 I 
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TOP 100 ANTONYMS - vote for antonyms :)
 plentiful  scarce   1083    
 abeyance  continuance   1033    
 wealth  poverty   1018    
 cloudy  sunny   1010    
 gentle  rough   1010    
 disorder  order   1009    
 zenith  nadir   1009    
 incredible  credible   1006    
 backhand  forehand   1005    
 approach  depart   1005    
 unforeseen  foreseen   1005    
 esoteric  generally known   1005    
 altruistic  selfish   1005    
 zip  unzip   1005    
 artifical  natural   1004    
 bald  hairy   1004    
 sow  reap   1004    
 emancipate  enslave   1004    
 craven  brave   1004    
 banal  original   1004    
 baleful  beneficent   1004    
 wide  narrow   1004    
 visible  invisible   1004    
 quiet  loud, noisy   1004    
 fortunate  unfortunate   1004    
 all  none, nothing   1004    
 absent  present   1004    
 cash  credit   1003    
 awful  wonderful   1003    
 ashamed  proud   1003    
 worthless  valuable   1003    
 part  whole   1003    
 harmony  discord   1003    
 gain  loss   1003    
 king  subject, queen   1003    
 flaunt  hide   1003    
 console  aggravate grief   1003    
 adhere  detach   1003    
 abstemious  self-indulgent   1003    
 wild  tame   1003    
 mild  harsh   1003    
 stingy  generous   1003    
 wise  foolish   1003    
 kind  cruel, mean   1003    
 young  old   1003    
 yin  yang   1003    
 yes  no   1003    
 minor  major   1003    
 known  unknown   1003    
 interior  exterior, outside   1003    
 backward  forward, onward   1003    
 abundant  scarce   1003    
 approximate  exact   1002    
 alone  together   1002    
 afoot  mounted   1002    
 unnecessary  necessary   1002    
 unforgivable  forgivable   1002    
 irrecoverable  recoverable   1002    
 impolite  polite   1002    
 illegible  legible   1002    
 work  play   1002    
 whisper  yell   1002    
 violent  gentle   1002    
 slavery  freedom   1002    
 reward  punishment   1002    
 complete  incomplete   1002    
 solid  liquid   1002    
 lofty  lowly   1002    
 yang  yin   1002    
 unlikely  likely   1002    
 worst  best   1002    
 white  black   1002    
 wet  dry   1002    
 victory  defeat   1002    
 safe  unsafe   1002    
 rare  common   1002    
 push  pull   1002    
 obedient  disobedient   1002    
 miser  spendthrift   1002    
 love  hate   1002    
 loose  tight   1002    
 less  more   1002    
 lengthen  shorten   1002    
 help  hinder   1002    
 artificial  natural   1002    
 chaos  order   1001    
 villain  hero   1001    
 send  receive   1001    
 selfish  unselfish   1001    
 raw  cooked   1001    
 quick  slow   1001    
 questing  answer   1001    
 mix  sort   1001    
 man  woman   1001    
 literal  figurative   1001    
 antonym word list    1001    
 vowel  consonant   1001    
 valuable  valueless   1001    
 sense  nonsense   1001    
 rigid  pliable, soft   1001    


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


2013-08-08 12:57:00
Guest:
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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