[ UK /ˈæntənˌɪm/ ]
a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other
to him the antonym of `gay' was `depressed'
How To Use antonym In A Sentence
- He fractured grammar to create double or triple meanings; he developed enigmas to give his readers the satisfaction of interpreting them; he used a vocabulary of homonyms and antonyms to create multiple possible meanings…
- Again, there must be several thousand distinct strings in this set, and this is one of many patterns where there would be something to be learned about synonyms, antonyms and word associations by compiling the list.
- We can find 692 antonym pairs in English where both words have the same length: Wolfram Blog : Word Facts
- We pick up the occasional word - ‘ethical… responsible… trustworthy’ - and we sense that Bill is compiling an antonymous description of the young man.
- The students can practice synonyms and antonyms on small computerized machines that give instant feedback and register a score with happy little dings and clicks.
- And do we have an ambivalent fascination with them--awe at their accomplishments and disgust at their misdeeds, an antonymous schadenfreude, as it were--that somehow enables us to justify our failure to achieve in the way they have? She's the Boss
- The antonyms it offered: ‘reactionary’ and ‘intolerant.’
- Pretending these are synonyms when in fact they are antonyms is deceptive.
- Connoisseurs of the interesting - whose antonym is the boring - appreciate clash, not harmony.
- The leading antonym to “continuous” is “discrete”; other ones are: saltatory, sudden, intermittent, indivisible, atomic, particulate, and even monadic. Dictionary of the History of Ideas