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Antonyms

Antonyms are words which have almost opposite meanings. Most words can have one or more antonyms.

Quiz on Antonyms

Each time you learn a new English word, try to find out its antonyms. This is a good way to improve your vocabulary.

LIST OF ANTONYMS

Above – Below

Absent – Present

Achieve – Fail

Add – Subtract

Afraid – Confident

After – Before

Amateur – Professional

Ancient – Modern

Argue – Agree

Arrive – Depart

Arrogant – Humble

Ascend – Descend

Attack – Defend

Awake – Asleep

Bad – Good

Beautiful – Ugly

Before - After

Better – Worse

Big – Little

Birth – Death

Black – White

Blunt – Sharp

Bold – Timid

Brave – Cowardly

Brief – Long

Bright – Dull

Busy – Idle

Buy – Sell

Cautious – Careless

Cheap – Expensive

Clean – Dirty

Close – Open

Cold – Hot

Complex – Simple

Compliment – Insult

Cool – Warm

Crazy – Sane

Crooked – Straight

Cruel – Kind

Dark - Light

Day - Night

Deep – Shallow

Decrease – Increase

Demand - Supply

Destroy – Create

Divide – Unite

Down - Up

Drunk – Sober

East – West

Easy – Difficult

End – Begin

Even – Odd

Evening – Morning

Expand – Contract

Fail – Pass

False – True

Fat – Skinny

Fiction – Fact

Float - Sink

Follow – Lead

Foolish - Wise

Forgive – Blame

Freeze - Boil

Full – Empty

Generous – Stingy

Gentle – Rough

Giant - Dwarf

Give – Receive

Gloomy – Cheerful

Grief – Joy

Guilty - Innocent

Happy – Sad

Hard – Soft

Heaven – Hell

Heavy – Light

High – Low

Hire - Fire

Huge – Tiny

Hungry - Full

Idle – Active

In – Out

Include - Exclude

Individual – Group

Innocent – Guilty

Inside – Outside

Joy – Sadness

Kind – Cruel

Knowledge – Ignorance

Last – First

Laugh – Cry

Less – More

Lie – Truth

Like – Dislike

Likely – Unlikely

Liquid – Solid

Lonely – Crowded

Long – Short

Loose – Tight

Lost – Found

Love – Hate

Major – Minor

Man – Woman

Marvelous – Terrible

Mature – Immature

Maximum - Minimum

Mix – Separate

Moist – Dry

More – Less

Most – Least

Move – Stay

Near – Far

Never – Always

New – Old

Noisey – Quiet

None – All

North – South

Nothing – Something

Now – Then

Obvious – Hidden

Odd – Even

Often – Seldom

Old – Young

On – Off

Optimist - Pessimist

Ordinary – Extraordinary

Over – Under

Pain – Pleasure

Panic – Calm

Partial – Complete

Passive – Active

Peace - War

Permanent – Unstable

Play – Work

Plentiful – Sparse

Polite – Rude

Poor – Rich

Positive – Negative

Powerful – Weak

Praise – Criticism

Pride – Modesty

Private – Public

Problem – Solution

Profit – Loss

Quality – Inferiority

Quick – Slow

Raise – Lower

Random – Specific

Rare – Common

Raw – Cooked

Regret – Rejoice

Remember – Forget

Right – Wrong

Rigid – Flexible

Rise – Sink

Rough – Smooth

Rude – Polite

Same – Different

Segregate – Integrate

Seldom – Often

Sell – Buy

Send – Receive

Shame – Honor

Short – Long

Show – Hide

Simple - Complicated

Single – Married

Sour – Sweet

Spend – Earn

Start – Stop

Started – Finished

Stay – Leave

Stiff – Flexible

Stop – Go

Strength – Weakness

Strong - Weak

Student – Teacher

Sturdy – Weak

Sunny - Cloudy

Superb – Inferior

Tame – Wild

Teach – Learn

Temporary – Permanent

Thin – Wide

Tidy – Messy

Timid – Bold

Together – Apart

Top - Bottom

Toward – Away

Tragic – Comic

Transparent - Opaque

Triumph – Defeat

True – False

Union – Separation

Unique – Common

Upset – Stabilize

Urge – Deter

Vacant – Occupied

Vague – Definite

Vertical – Horizontal

Victory - Defeat

Villain – Hero

Visible - Invisible

Wax - Wane

Wealth – Poverty

Well - Sick

Wet – Dry

White – Black

Wild – Tame

Win – Lose

With – Without

Worthy – Worthless

Young - Old

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