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


Other Grammar and Linguistics Terms

ablaut, allusion, anacoluthon, diacritic, gerund, idiom, infinitive, metaphor, semiotics, simile


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