Antonym

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An antonym is a word that has the opposite meaning of another word. The first known use of the word antonym was in 1857.[1] Properly defined it means a word of opposite meaning and is a noun.

Examples of antonyms
hot cold
left right
up down
near far
small big
alive dead
young old
day night
male female
wet dry

Related pages[change | change source]

  • Synonym - two words similar to each other
  • Contronym - word that has two meanings

References[change | change source]

  1. "Definition of ANTONYM". www.merriam-webster.com. Retrieved 2018-03-21.