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Antonyms

Concept: Opposites Words Search

Definition

  • Words with an opposite to the meaning of another word, these words are known as antonyms.
  • Opposite words can be nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs that can have antonyms or opposite words.

Examples:

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  • In the above example, both ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ mean exactly the opposite. Thus, they are called as antonyms.
  • Anotonyms
    Dark Light
    Day Night
    Easy Hard
    Poor Rich
    Win Lose
    Bad Good

More About Antonyms

  • A word can also have multiple antonyms.
  • In simple words, one word can have many opposite words.
  • For a better understanding, look at the example given below.

    Word Antonym 1 Antonym 2 Antonym 3
    Slow Fast Quick Rapid
  • The main word is ‘slow’. All the other words are opposites of the word ‘slow’.

  • Ways to Create Antonyms

    1. In the instance of some words, an antonym can be created by adding a prefix to the main word.
    2. A prefix is a letter or a collection of letters which is added at the beginning of the main word.

    Examples:

    Main Word Prefix Antonym
    Agree Dis Disagree
    Honest Dis Dishonest
    Belief Dis Disbelief
    1. Some antonyms are also created by adding the prefix ‘in’ to the main word. The prefix ‘in’ means ‘not’.
    2. Examples:

      Main Word Prefix Antonym
      Decent In Indecent
      Complete In Incomplete
      Sane In Insane
    3. Sometimes, you will find sentences that can have two similar words.

    Examples:

    1. Ravi thought the picture was bad, but others thought it was good. In the sentence, bad and good are antonyms and are placed in the same sentence.
    2. Is the cake hard or soft?

    In the above sentence, ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ are antonyms and are placed in the same sentence.

    Common Mistakes

    Don’t get confused with such antonyms. Make sure you use the right prefix while writing such antonyms.

    Correct and Incorrect Usage:

    Allow

    Disallow

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