Antonyms List

Words with opposite meanings are called antonyms. Some words and their antonyms are given below:

Antonyms

  • above – below
  • absent – present
  • abundant – scarce
  • accept – decline, refuse
  • accident – intent
  • accomplishment – failure
  • accurate – inaccurate
  • achieve – fail
  • add – subtract
  • adjacent – distant
  • admire – detest
  • admit – deny, reject
  • adore – hate
  • advance – retreat
  • advantage – disadvantage
  • affirm – deny
  • afraid – confident
  • after – before
  • aid – hinder
  • against – for
  • agree – disagree
  • alert – asleep
  • alive – dead
  • all – none, nothing
  • allow – forbid
  • alone – together
  • amateur – professional
  • ally – enemy
  • always – never
  • amuse – bore
  • ancient – modern
  • answer – question
  • antonym – synonym
  • apart – together
  • apparent – obscure
  • appear – disappear, vanish
  • approve – disapprove
  • argue – agree
  • arrive – depart
  • arrogant – humble
  • artificial – natural
  • ascend – descend
  • attack – defend
  • attractive – repulsive
  • attract – repel
  • awake – asleep
  • awkward – graceful
  • back – front
  • backward – forward
  • bad – good
  • backward – forward
  • beautiful – ugly
  • before – after
  • begin – end
  • below – above
  • bent – straight
  • best – worst
  • better – worse, worst
  • big – little, small
  • birth – death
  • bitter – sweet
  • black – white
  • blame – praise
  • bless – curse
  • bitter – sweet
  • blunt – sharp
  • bold – timid, meek
  • borrow – lend
  • bottom – top
  • bound – unbound, free
  • boundless – limited
  • bravery – cowardice
  • break – repair
  • brief – long
  • bright – dim, dull
  • brighten – fade
  • broad – narrow
  • build – destroy
  • busy – idle
  • buy – sell
  • calm – windy, troubled
  • can – cannot, can’t
  • capable – incapable
  • captive – free
  • capture – release
  • careful – careless
  • cause – effect
  • cautious – careless
  • centre – edge
  • cheap – dear, expensive
  • cheerful – sad, discouraged, dreary
  • child – adult
  • chilly – warm
  • clean – dirty
  • clear – vague, cloudy, opaque
  • clever – stupid
  • clockwise – anti-clockwise
  • close – distant, open
  • cold – hot
  • combine – separate
  • come – go
  • comfort – discomfort
  • common – rare
  • complex – simple
  • compliment – insult
  • conceal – reveal
  • constant – variable
  • continue – interrupt
  • cool – warm
  • cope – original
  • correct – incorrect
  • courage – cowardice
  • crazy – sane
  • crooked – staight
  • cruel – kind
  • cry – laugh
  • cunning – simpl
  • dainty – clumsy
  • damage – improve
  • danger – safety
  • dark – light
  • dawn – sunset
  • day – night
  • decrease – increase
  • deep – shallow
  • definite – indefinite
  • demand – supply
  • despair – hope
  • destroy – create
  • difficult – easy
  • dim – bright
  • disappear – appear
  • discourage – encourage
  • disease – health
  • dismal – cheerful
  • divide – unite
  • doubt – trust
  • down – up
  • downwards – upwards
  • dreary – cheerful
  • dry – moist, wet
  • dull – bright, shiny
  • dusk – dawn
  • early – late
  • East – West
  • easy – hard, difficult
  • economise – waste
  • empty – full
  • encourage – discourage
  • end – begin, start
  • entrance – exit
  • even – odd
  • evil – good
  • excited – calm
  • expand – contract, shrink
  • export – import
  • exterior – interior
  • external – internal
  • fade – brighten
  • fail – succeed
  • false – true
  • famous – unknown
  • fancy – plain
  • far – near
  • fast – slow
  • fat – thin
  • feeble – sturdy, strong, powerful
  • few – many
  • fiction – fact
  • find – lose
  • finish – start
  • firm – flabby
  • first – last
  • fix – break
  • float – sink
  • follow – lead
  • foolish – wise
  • fore – aft
  • forgive – blame
  • free – bound, captive, restricted
  • fold – unfold
  • forget – remember
  • found – lost
  • frank – secretive
  • fresh – stale
  • frequent – seldom
  • friend – enemy
  • for – against
  • fortunate – unfortunate
  • full – empty
  • funny – empty
  • future – present, past
  • gather – distribute
  • generous – stingy, mean
  • gentle – rough, violent
  • get – give
  • giant – tiny, small, dwarf
  • give – receive, take
  • glad – sad, sorry
  • gloomy – cheerful
  • go – stop, come
  • good – bad, evil
  • grant – refuse
  • great – tiny, small, unimportant, minute
  • grow – shrink
  • guest – host
  • guilty – innocent
  • handsome – ugly
  • happy – sad, miserable
  • hard – easy
  • hard – soft
  • harmful – harmless
  • harsh – mild
  • hasten – dawdle
  • hate – love
  • healthy – diseased, ill, sick, unhealthy
  • heat – cold
  • heaven – hell
  • heavy – light
  • help – hinder
  • here – there
  • hero – coward
  • high – low
  • hill – valley
  • hinder – help
  • honest – dishonest
  • hopeful – hopeless
  • horizontal – vertical
  • hot – cold
  • humble – proud
  • huge – tiny
  • ignore – notice
  • ill – healthy, well
  • imitation – genuine
  • immense – minute, tiny, small
  • immigrate – emigrate
  • important – trivial
  • imprison – free
  • in – out
  • include – exclude
  • increase – decrease
  • inferior – superior
  • inhale – exhale
  • inner – outer
  • innocent – guilty
  • inside – outside
  • intelligent – stupid, unintelligent
  • interesting – boring, dull, uninteresting
  • interior – exterior
  • internal – external
  • intentional – accidental
  • jeopardize – secure
  • join – separate
  • junior – senior
  • just – unjust
  • justice – injustice
  • keen – uninterested
  • kind – cruel, nasty
  • knowledge – ignorance
  • known – unknown
  • lack – abundance, plenty
  • landlord – tenant
  • large – small
  • last – first
  • late -early
  • laugh – cry
  • lawful – unlawful, illegal
  • lazy – industrious
  • leader – follower
  • left – right
  • lend -borrow
  • lengthen – shorten
  • lenient – strict
  • left – right
  • less – more
  • light – dark, heavy
  • life – death
  • like – dislike, hate
  • likely – unlikely
  • limited – boundless
  • little – big
  • live – die
  • lofty – lowly
  • long – short
  • loose – tight
  • lose – find
  • loser – winner
  • loss – win
  • loud – quiet
  • love – hate
  • low – high
  • lower – raise
  • loyal – disloyal
  • mad – happy, sane
  • major – minor
  • many – few
  • mature – immature
  • maximum – minimum
  • mean – generous
  • melt – freeze
  • mend – break
  • merry – sad
  • messy – neat
  • minor – major
  • minority – majority
  • miser – spendthrift
  • miss – catch
  • misunderstand – understand
  • more – less
  • much – littl
  • narrow – wide, broad
  • native – foreigner, stranger
  • natural – artificial
  • near – far, distant
  • neat – messy, untidy
  • negative – affirmative
  • never – always
  • new – old, ancient
  • nice – awful, nasty
  • night – day
  • no – yes
  • nobody – everybody
  • noisy – quiet
  • none – some
  • nothing – everything
  • notice – ignore
  • now – then
  • North – South
  • obedient – disobedient
  • occasionally – frequently
  • odd – even
  • offer – refuse
  • often – seldom, sometimes
  • old – young
  • old – new
  • on – off
  • open – closed, shut
  • opposite- same, similar
  • optimist – pessimist
  • order – mess
  • out – in
  • outer – inner
  • outside – inside
  • outskirts – centre
  • over – under
  • pass – fail
  • past – present
  • patient – impatient
  • peace – war
  • permanent – temporary
  • permit – forbid
  • please – displease
  • plentiful – scarce
  • plural – singular
  • poetry – prose
  • polite – rude, impolite
  • poor – rich, wealthy
  • poverty – wealth
  • possible – impossible
  • poverty – wealth, riches
  • powerful – weak, feeble
  • presence – absence
  • pretty – ugly
  • private – public
  • prudent – imprudent
  • pure – impure, contaminated
  • push – pull
  • qualified – unqualified
  • quick – slow
  • question – answer
  • quiet – loud, noisy
  • raise – lower
  • rapid – slow
  • rare – common
  • rear – front
  • receive – send
  • reduce – increase
  • refuse – agree, accept
  • regular – irregular
  • real – fake
  • rest – work
  • rich – poor
  • right – left, wrong
  • right-side-up – upside-down
  • rough – smooth, soft, gentle
  • rude – courteous
  • sad – happy
  • safe – unsafe, dangerous
  • same – opposite, different
  • satisfy – unsatisfied, dissatisfy
  • secure – insecure
  • seldom – often
  • scatter – collect
  • senior – junior
  • separate – join, connect, together
  • serious – trivial, funny
  • second-hand – new
  • security – insecurity
  • sense – nonsense
  • shallow – deep
  • sharp – blunt
  • shrink – grow
  • short – long
  • shut – open
  • sick – healthy, ill
  • simple – complex, hard, complicated
  • singular – plural
  • sink – float
  • slim – fat, thick, stout
  • slow – fast
  • smooth – rough
  • sober – drunk
  • soft – hard
  • solid – liquid
  • some – none
  • sorrow – joy
  • sour – sweet
  • sow -reap
  • straight – crooked
  • stand – lie
  • start – finish
  • stop – go
  • strict – lenient, indulgent
  • strong – weak
  • success – failure
  • sunny – cloudy
  • synonym – antonym
  • sweet – sour
  • take – give
  • tall – short
  • tame – wild
  • them – us
  • there – here
  • thick – thin
  • throw – catch
  • tight – loose, slack
  • tiny – big, huge
  • together – apart
  • top – bottom
  • tough – easy, tender
  • transparent – opaque
  • true – false
  • truth – lie, untruth
  • under – over
  • unfold – fold
  • unity – division
  • unknown – known
  • unqualified – qualified
  • unsafe – safe
  • up – down
  • upside-down – right-side-up
  • upstairs – downstairs
  • us – them
  • useful – useless
  • vacant – occupied
  • valuable – valueless
  • vanish – appear
  • vast – tiny
  • victory – defeat
  • virtue – vice
  • visible – invisible
  • voluntary – compulsory
  • vowel – consonant
  • war – peace
  • wax – wane
  • weak – strong
  • wet – dry
  • white – black
  • weak – strong, powerful
  • white – black
  • wide – narrow
  • win – lose
  • wisdom – folly, stupidity
  • within – outside
  • worse – better
  • worst – best
  • wrong – right
  • yes – no
  • young – old
  • zip – unzip

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