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antonym

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noun an·to·nym \ˈan-tə-ˌnim\

Simple Definition of antonym

  • : a word with a meaning that is opposite to the meaning of another word

Full Definition of antonym

  1. :  a word of opposite meaning <the usual antonym of good is bad>

an·to·nym·icplay \ˌan-tə-ˈni-mik\ adjective
an·ton·y·mousplay \an-ˈtä-nə-məs\ adjective
an·ton·y·myplay \-mē\ noun

Examples of antonym

  1. Hot and cold are antonyms.



1870

First Known Use of antonym

1870

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antonym

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noun an·to·nym \ˈan-tə-ˌnim\

Definition of antonym

  1. :  a word of opposite meaning <“Hot” and “cold” are antonyms.>




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