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Antonyms are words that have opposite meanings. Antonyms also add variety to your writing.

Examples: Cold-hot heavier – lighter fearful – brave.

Some words have more than one antonym.

Some of these antonyms can be formed by adding a prefix to a base word.

 

Examples: Kind – cruel, unkind like – hate, dislike

Examples of common antonyms in English

ANTONYMS

 

Exercise

Give the antonyms of the following words:

  1. Easy 6. Sweat
  2. Whisper 7. Stationary
  3. Triumph 8. Strengthen
  4. Dull 9. Precious
  5. Dangerous 10. Naked

 

Answer

Exercise

  1. Easy – hard 6. Sweet – sour
  2. Whisper – yell 7. Stationary – mobile
  3. Triumph – fail 8. Strength – weaken
  4. Dull – interesting 9. Precious – worthless
  5. Dangerous – safe 10. Naked – clothed

 

See also:

SYNONYMS

HOMOPHONES

SUFFIXES

PREFIXES

INTERJECTION

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