- The definition of antonyms are words that have contrasting meanings.
An example of antonyms are light and dark.
Light and dark are antonyms.
antonym definition by Webster's New World
Origin: with altered sense (as if ; from anti-) ; from Classical Greek antōnymia, a pronoun ; from anti-, equal to, instead of, opposite (see anti-) plush onyma, name
antonym definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: ant(i)- + -onym.
- anˌto·nymˈic adjective
- an·tonˈy·mous adjective
- an·tonˈy·my noun