Antonym meaning

ăntə-nĭm
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(semantics) A word which has the opposite meaning of another, although not necessarily in all its senses.

"rich" is an antonym of "poor"; "full" is an antonym of "empty".

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A word that is opposite in meaning to another word.

“sad” is an antonym of “happy”

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A word having a meaning opposite to that of another word.

The word “wet” is an antonym of the word “dry.”

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The definition of antonyms are words that have contrasting meanings.

An example of antonyms are light and dark.

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Origin of antonym

  • ant(i)– –onym

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • circa 1870: ant- +‎ -onym

    From Wiktionary