Antonyms for Common Words


Reference list
AGMSY
BHNTZ
CIOU
DJPV
EKQW
FLRX

A
Above - belowabsent - presentabundant - scarce
accept - decline, refuse accident - intent accomplishment - failure
accurate - inaccurate achieve - fail add - subtract
adjacent - distant admire - detest admit - deny, reject
adore - hate advance - retreat advantage - disadvantage
affirm - deny afraid - confident after - before
aid - hinder against - for agree - disagree
alert - asleep alive - dead all - none, nothing
allow - forbid alone - together amateur - professional
ally - enemy always - never amuse - bore
ancient - modern answer - question antonym - synonym
apart - together apparent - obscure appear - disappear, vanish
approve - disapprove argue - agree arrive - depart
arrogant - humble artificial - natural ascend - descend
attack - defend attractive - repulsive attract - repel
awake - asleep awkward - graceful
B
back - frontbackward - forwardbad - good
backward - forwardbeautiful - uglybefore - after
begin - endbelow - abovebent - straight
best - worstbetter - worse, worstbig - little, small
birth - deathbitter - sweetblack - white
C
calm - windy, troubledcan - cannot, can'tcapable - incapable
captive - freecapture - releasecareful - careless
cause - effectcautious - carelesscentre - edge
cheap - dear, expensivecheerful - sad, discouraged, drearychild - adult
chilly - warmclean - dirtyclear - vague, cloudy, opaque
clever - stupidclockwise - anti-clockwiseclose - distant, open
cold - hotcombine - separatecome - go
comfort - discomfortcommon - rarecomplex - simple
compliment - insultconceal - revealconstant - variable
continue - interruptcool - warmcope - original
correct - incorrectcourage - cowardicecrazy - sane
crooked - staightcruel - kindcry - laugh
D
dainty - clumsydamage - improvedanger - safety
dark - lightdawn - sunsetday - night
decrease - increasedeep - shallowdefinite - indefinite
demand - supplydespair - hopedestroy - create
difficult - easydim - brightdisappear - appear
discourage - encouragedisease - healthdismal - cheerful
divide - unitedoubt - trustdown - up
downwards - upwardsdreary - cheerfuldry - moist, wet
dull - bright, shinydusk - dawn
E
early - lateEast - Westeasy - hard, difficult
economise - wasteempty - fullencourage - discourage
end - begin, startentrance - exiteven - odd
evil - goodexcited - calmexpand - contract, shrink
export - importexterior - interiorexternal - internal
F
fade - brightenfail - succeedfalse - true
famous - unknownfancy - plainfar - near
fast - slowfat - thinfeeble - sturdy, strong, powerful
few - manyfiction - factfind - lose
finish - startfirm - flabbyfirst - last
fix - breakfloat - sinkfollow - lead
foolish - wisefore - aftforgive - blame
free - bound, captive, restrictedfold - unfoldforget - remember
found - lostfrank - secretivefresh - stale
frequent - seldomfriend - enemyfor - against
fortunate - unfortunatefull - emptyfuture - present, past
G
gather - distributegenerous - stingy, meangentle - rough, violent
get - givegiant - tiny, small, dwarfgive - receive, take
glad - sad, sorrygloomy - cheerfulgo - stop, come
good - bad, evilgrant - refusegreat - tiny, small, unimportant, minute
grow - shrinkguest - hostguilty - innocent
H
handsome - uglyhappy - sad, miserablehard - easy
hard - softharmful - harmlessharsh - mild
hasten - dawdlehate - lovehealthy - diseased, ill, sick, unhealthy
heat - coldheaven - hellheavy - light
help - hinderhere - therehero - coward
high - lowhill - valleyhinder - help
honest - dishonesthopeful - hopelesshorizontal - vertical
hot - coldhumble - proudhuge - tiny
I
ignore - noticeill - healthy, wellimitation - genuine
immense - minute, tiny, smallimmigrate - emigrateimportant - trivial
imprison - freein - outinclude - exclude
increase - decreaseinferior - superiorinhale - exhale
inner - outerinnocent - guiltyinside - outside
intelligent - stupid, unintelligentinteresting - boring, dull, uninterestinginterior - exterior
interesting - dullinternal - externalintentional - accidental
J
jeopardize - securejoin - separatejoy - sorrow
junior - seniorjust - unjustjustice - injustice
k
keen - uninterestedkeep - lose kind - cruel, nasty
knowledge - ignoranceknown - unknown
L
lack - abundance, plentylandlord - tenantlarge - small
last - firstlate -earlylaugh - cry
lawful - unlawful, illegallazy - industriousleader - follower
left - rightlend -borrowlengthen - shorten
lenient - strictleft - rightless - more
light - dark, heavylife - deathlike - dislike, hate
likely - unlikelylimited - boundlesslittle - big
live - dielofty - lowlylong - short
loose - tightlose - findloser - winner
M
mad - happy, sane major - minor many - few
mature - immature maximum – minimum mean - generous
melt – freeze mend - break merry - sad
messy - neat minor - major minority - majority
miser – spendthrift miss - catch misunderstand - understand
more – less much - little
N
narrow – wide, broad native – foreigner, stranger natural - artificial
near - far, distant neat - messy, untidy negative - affirmative
never - always new – old, ancient nice – awful, nasty
night - day no – yes nobody - everybody
noisy - quiet none – some nothing – everything
notice – ignore now - then North - South
O
obedient – disobedient occasionally - frequently odd - even
offer – refuse often – seldom, sometimes old - young
old - new on - off open - closed, shut
opposite- same, similar optimist – pessimist order - mess
out - in outer – inner outside – inside
outskirts - centre over – under
P
pass - fail past - present patient - impatient
peace - war permanent – temporary permit - forbid
please - displease plentiful - scarce plural - singular
poetry - prose polite - rude, impolite poor – rich, wealthy
poverty - wealth possible - impossible poverty - wealth, riches
powerful – weak, feeble presence – absence pretty – ugly
private - public prudent - imprudent pure - impure, contaminated
push - pull
Q
qualified – unqualified quick - slow question - answer
quiet - loud, noisy
R
raise - lower rapid - slow rare – common
rear – front receive – send reduce – increase
refuse – agree, accept regular - irregular real – fake
rest - work rich - poor right - left, wrong
right-side-up - upside-down rough – smooth, soft, gentle rude – courteous
S
sad - happy safe – unsafe, dangerous same – opposite, different
satisfy – unsatisfied, dissatisfy secure – insecure seldom - often
scatter – collect senior - junior separate - join, connect, together
serious – trivial, funny second-hand – new security – insecurity
sense - nonsense shallow – deep sharp - blunt
shrink – grow short – long shut - open
sick, ill - healthy simple - complex, hard, complicated singular - plural
sink - float slim - fat, thick, stout slow – fast
smooth - rough sober - drunk soft – hard
solid - liquid some - none sorrow - joy
sour - sweet sow -reap straight – crooked, curved
stand - lie start - finish stop - go
strict – lenient, indulgent strong - weak success - failure
sunny - cloudy synonym - antonym sweet - sour
T
take - give tall - short tame - wild
them - us there - here thick – thin
throw - catch tight - loose, slack tiny - big, huge
together - apart top - bottom tough - easy, tender
transparent - opaque true - false truth - lie, untruth
U
under - over unfold – fold unity - division
unknown - known unqualified - qualified unsafe - safe
up - down upside-down - right-side-up upstairs - downstairs
us - them useful - useless
V
vacant – occupied valuable - valueless vanish - appear
vast - tiny victory - defeat virtue - vice
visible - invisible voluntary – compulsory vowel - consonant
W
war - peace wax - wane weak - strong
wet - dry white – black weak – strong, powerful
white - black wide - narrow win - lose
wisdom - folly, stupidity within – outside worse – better
worst - best wrong - right
Y,Z
yes – no zip - unzip