Autoantonym meaning

(rare) A word that has two opposing meanings.

Left: a word that can mean "to have departed from" or "to have remained".

Dust: means "to remove dust from" or "to spray or cover something with fine powder".

Awful: means "terrible" or "magnificent".

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Origin of autoantonym

  • Coined or reported as autantonym by Joseph T. Shipley, 1960.

    From Wiktionary

  • auto- +‎ antonym.

    From Wiktionary