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antonym

noun an·to·nym \ˈan-tə-ˌnim\

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

Full Definition of ANTONYM

:  a word of opposite meaning <the usual antonym of good is bad>
an·to·nym·ic \ˌan-tə-ˈni-mik\ adjective
an·ton·y·mous \an-ˈtä-nə-məs\ adjective
an·ton·y·my \-mē\ noun

Examples of ANTONYM

  1. Hot and cold are antonyms.

First Known Use of ANTONYM

1870

Other Grammar and Linguistics Terms

ablaut, allusion, anacoluthon, diacritic, gerund, idiom, infinitive, metaphor, semiotics, simile
ANTONYMIC Defined for Kids

antonym

noun an·to·nym \ˈan-tə-ˌnim\

Definition of ANTONYM for Kids

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

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