Antonym

word with opposite meaning to a given word

An antonym is a word that has the opposite meaning of another word. The first known use of the word antonym was in 1857.[1] Properly defined it means a word of opposite meaning and is a noun.

A word can have multiple antonyms or near antonyms. For example, some antonyms for fail include pass and succeed.[2]

hot cold
left right
up down
near far
small big
alive dead
young old
day night
male female
wet dry

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  1. "Definition of ANTONYM". www.merriam-webster.com. Retrieved 2018-03-21.
  2. "Fail antonyms". opposite-of.com. Retrieved 2020-06-13.