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"Dictionary of English Antonyms:

 

Vocabulary Building"

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[Series Name: 'English Word Power' | Book No.: 02]

 

 

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What are “Antonyms”?

 

Definition of Antonym:

Antonym is a word that means the opposite or nearly the opposite of another word.

Antonym is the opposite of synonym.

 

Antonyms-related important terms

Antonymous

Words that are antonyms are said to be antonymous.

Antonymy

The state of being an antonym is called antonymy.

 

 

Important Note:

Antonymous words should belong to the same parts of speech.

 

Verb --

Antonyms of ‘open’ -- close, lock, shut

 

Noun --

Antonyms of ‘laughter’ -- cry, howl

 

Adjective --

Antonyms of ‘hard’ -- soft, floppy, flaccid, flexible

 

Adverb --

Antonyms of ‘attentively’ -- callously, uncaringly, insensitively

 

 

English Antonyms -- A

 

1. ABOVE -- (meaning) on top of, over, higher than, more than

Antonyms of ‘Above’ --

below / under / less / beneath / lower

 

2. ABSORB -- (meaning) to take in energy, gas, heat, light, liquid, etc.

Antonyms of ‘Absorb’ --

emanate / discharge / drip / emit / exude / leak / ooze / radiate / secrete

 

3. ABSTEMIOUS -- (meaning) not lenient towards yourself

Antonyms of ‘Abstemious’ --

unconstrained / uncontrolled / uninhibited / unrestrained

 

4. ACCEPT -- (meaning) to take readily something that is offered; to say ‘Yes’ to proposal, offer, etc.

Antonyms of ‘Accept’ --

abandon / deny / disallow / disprove / discard / dump / rebut / refuse / reject

 

5. ACCIDENTAL -- (meaning) happening by chance

Antonyms of ‘Accidental’ --

deliberate / intentional / planned / premeditated / purposeful / fixed

 

6. ACCRETION -- (meaning) slowly added layer of a substance

Antonyms of ‘Accretion’ --

corrosion / decay / decomposition / deterioration / disintegration / erosion

 

7. ACKNOWLEDGE -- (meaning) to accept that something is true

Antonyms of ‘Acknowledge’ --

condone / deny / disprove / challenge / contradict / ignore / invalidate / overlook / rebuff / refute

 

8. ACTIVE -- (meaning) involved in something or doing something

Antonyms of ‘Active’ --

dormant / idle / inactive / inert / latent / lethargic / listless / passive / sluggish

 

9. ACTUAL -- (meaning) existing in reality

Antonyms of ‘Actual’ --

fantasy / illusory / imaginary / invented / unreal / virtual

 

10. ADORATION -- (meaning) intense like

Antonyms of ‘Adoration’ --

abhorrence / detestation / disgust / hatred / loathing / odium / repugnance / repulsion

 

11. AGGRAVATE -- (meaning) to make bad situation worse

Antonyms of ‘Adoration’ --

appease / conciliate / mollify / soothe / pacify / placate / reconcile

 

12. AGREE -- (meaning) to have the same opinion or view as somebody else

Antonyms of ‘Agree’ --

differ / dispute / dissent / disagree / gainsay / vary / deviate / contradict / resist / contest / oppose / refute / counter

 

13. ANCESTOR -- (meaning) a person who existed in a family a long time ago

Antonyms of ‘Ancestor’ --

brood / descendant / heir / inheritor / issue / litter / offspring / progeny / successor

 

14. APATHETIC -- (meaning) showing no interest

Antonyms of ‘Apathetic’ --

animated / ardent / avid / eager / enthusiastic / fervent / keen / passionate / vehement

 

 

OTHER USEFUL ANTONYMS -- XYZ

1.               abandon -- retain / salvage

2.               abase -- deference / respect

3.               abashed -- proud / unabashed

4.               abate -- strengthen / brace

5.               abbreviate -- amplify / lengthen

6.               abdicate -- accept / continue

7.               aberrant -- typical / usual

8.               aberration -- normality / routine

9.               abet -- hinder / dissuade

10.            abhor -- admire / worship

11.            abhorrent -- desirable / pleasing

12.            abiding -- temporary / transient

13.            ability -- inability / ineptitude

14.            abject -- hopeful / optimistic

15.            abjure -- own / possess

16.            able -- incapable / unable

17.            abnormal -- normal / natural

18.            abolition -- initiation / launching

19.            abominate -- love / respect

20.            abortive -- fruitful / productive

21.            abrasive -- even / regular / polite

22.            abridge -- enlarge / expand

23.            abridged -- comprehensive / whole

24.            abrupt -- gradual / steady

25.            abseil -- ascend / climb

26.            absence -- attendance / existence / presence

27.            absolute -- relative / virtual

28.            absolution -- harshness / severity

29.            absolve -- blame / condemn / denounce

30.            abstain -- endure / persist

31.            abstinence -- excess / indulgence

32.            abstract -- concrete / real

33.            abstracted -- alert / attentive / aware

34.            abstruse -- intelligible / logical / lucid

35.            abundant -- meager / scarce

36.            abysmal -- excellent / outstanding

37.            accede -- disallow / discard

38.            acceptable -- deplorable / unacceptable

39.            acceptance -- denial / rejection / renunciation

40.            accessible -- inaccessible / unachievable

41.            acclaim -- condemnation / disapproval

42.            accolade -- discredit / disgrace / ignominy

43.            accommodating -- disobliging / uncooperative

44.            accord -- disagreement / disparity

45.            accountable -- inexplicable / unaccountable

46.            accredit -- derecognize / disapprove

47.            accrual -- decrease / deduction / loss

48.            accurate -- inaccurate / incorrect

49.            accustomed -- unaccustomed / unfamiliar

50.            achievable -- unachievable / unattainable

51.            acquiescence -- opposition / resistance

52.            acquire -- cede / relinquish / surrender

53.            acrid -- saccharine / sugary

54.            acrimonious -- harmonious / melodious

55.            activate -- deactivate / impede

56.            activity -- immobility / sluggishness

57.            acuity -- dullness / tedium

58.            acumen -- folly / foolhardiness / stupidity

59.            adamant -- relenting / yielding

60.            add -- deduct / subtract

61.            adequate -- inadequate / insufficient / scarce

62.            adherence -- defiance / disobedience

63.            adjusted -- unadjusted / unaccustomed

64.            admire -- deride / ridicule / mock

65.            admiring -- contemptuous / disdainful

66.            admissible -- deplorable / inadmissible

67.            adore -- abhor / despise / detest

68.            adorned -- unadorned / unembellished / plain

69.            adroitness -- clumsiness / gawkiness

70.            adulthood -- childhood / babyhood / youth

71.            advanced -- basic / elementary

72.            advantage -- disadvantage / downside / drawback

73.            advent -- departure / exodus

74.            adventurous -- hesitant / timid / unadventurous

75.            adversity -- opportunity / prospect / prosperity

76.            advertently -- inadvertently / unintentionally

77.            advisable -- imprudent / inadvisable

78.            affected -- unaffected / unaltered

79.            affiliate -- disaffiliate / secede / unaffiliated

80.            affluence -- dearth / paucity / poverty

81.            affluent -- deprived / poor

82.            affordable -- prohibitive / unaffordable

83.            afraid -- fearless / unafraid

84.            after -- before / behind

85.            age -- instant / jiffy / moment

86.            aggression -- friendliness / nonaggression

87.            aggressive -- passive / submissive

88.            agitatedly -- calmly / serenely

89.            aided -- independently / unaided

90.            airy -- airless / stuffy

91.            alert -- distracted / unmindful

92.            alienable -- inalienable / unchallengeable

93.            alive -- dead / deceased / departed

94.            all -- nobody / none / nothing

95.            allegiance -- treason / disloyalty

96.            alleviate -- aggravate / worsen

97.            allow -- ban / disallow / prohibit

98.            ally -- enemy / opponent

99.            aloft -- descending / downward

100.        alterable -- fixed / permanent / unalterable


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