Sunday, September 29, 2019

Antonym List : 400+ Antonyms for Competitive Examination

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Antonyms are words that have contrasting, or opposite meanings. The word "antonym" is rooted in the Greek language. The Greek word anti means opposite, while onym means name, i.e., opposite name. 


Here is a list of antonyms, commonly asked in various competitive examinations:

absent - present
abundant - scarce
accept - decline, refuse
accurate - inaccurate
admit - deny
advantage - disadvantage
audience - absence
against - for
agree - disagree
alive - dead
all - none, nothing
ally - enemy
always - never
ancient - modern
answer - question
antonym - synonym
anxious - calm
apart - together
appear - disappear, vanish
approve - disapprove
aquatic - terrestrial
arrive - depart
artificial - natural
argument - agreement
ascend - descend
attic - cellar
attractive - repulsive
awake - asleep
awesome - unimpressive


backward - forward
bad - good
beautiful - ugly
before - after
begin - end
below - above
bent - straight
best - worst
better - worse, worst
big - little, small
bitter - sweet
black - white
blame - praise
bless - curse
bold - meek, timid
borrow - lend
bottom - top
bound - unbound, free
boundless - limited
boy - girl
brave - cowardly
bright - dim, dull
brighten - fade
broad - narrow
build - destroy


calm - windy, troubled
camouflage - uncover
can - cannot, can't
capable - incapable
captive - free
careful - careless
cheap - expensive
cheerful - sad, discouraged, dreary
chronological - random
clear - cloudy, opaque
clever - stupid
clockwise - counterclockwise
close - far, distant
closed - ajar, open
clumsy - graceful
cold - hot
combine - separate
come - go
comfort - discomfort
common - rare
compulsory - voluntary
conceal - reveal
contract - expand
cool - warm
correct - incorrect, wrong
courage - cowardice
courteous - discourteous, rude
create - destroy
crooked - straight
cruel - kind
culprit - innocent


dangerous - safe
dark - light
day - night
daytime - nighttime
dead - alive
decline - accept, increase
decrease - increase
deep - shallow
definite - indefinite
demand - supply
despair - hope
dim - bright
disappear - appear
discourage - encourage
diseased - healthy
down - up
downwards - upwards
dreary - cheerful
dry - moist, wet
dull - bright, shiny
dusk - dawn


early - late
east - west
easy - hard, difficult
empty - full
encourage - discourage
end - begin, start
endangered - protected
enigma - clearness
enter - exit
even - odd
expand - contract
export - import
exterior - interior
external - internal
extravagant - thrifty

fade - brighten
fail - succeed
false - true
famous - unknown
far - near
fast - slow
fat - thin
feeble - strong, powerful
few - many
find - lose
first - last
float - sink
fold - unfold
foolish - wise
for - against
fore - aft
forget - remember
fortunate - unfortunate
found - lost
free - bound, captive
frequent - seldom
fresh - stale
friend - enemy
full - empty


generous - stingy
gentle - rough
get - give
giant - tiny, small, dwarf
girl - boy
give - receive, take
glad - sad, sorry
gloomy - cheerful
go - stop
good - bad, evil
grant - refuse
great - tiny, small, unimportant
grow - shrink
guest - host
guardian - attacker
guilty - innocent


happy - sad
hard - easy
hard - soft
harmful - harmless
harsh - mild
hate - love
haves - have-nots
healthy - diseased, ill, sick
heaven - hell
heavy - light
help - hinder
here - there
hero - coward
high - low
hill - valley
hinder - help
honest - dishonest
horizontal - vertical
hot - cold
humble - proud


ill - healthy, well
immense - tiny, small
important - trivial
in - out
include - exclude
increase - decrease
inferior - superior
inhale - exhale
inner - outer
inside - outside
intelligent - stupid, unintelligent
intentional - accidental
interesting - boring
interesting - dull, uninteresting
interior - exterior
internal - external


join - separate
junior - senior
just - unjust
justice - injustice


knowledge - ignorance
known - unknown


landlord - tenant
large - small
last - first
laugh - cry
lawful - unlawful, illegal
lazy - industrious
leader - follower
left - right
lend -borrow
lengthen - shorten
lenient - strict
less - more
light - dark, heavy
like - dislike, hate
likely - unlikely
limited - boundless
little - big
long - short
loose - tight
lose - find
loss - win
loud - quiet
love - hate
low - high
loyal - disloyal


mad
- happy, sane
major - minor
many - few
mature - immature
maximum - minimum
melt - freeze
merry - sad
messy - neat
minor - major
minority - majority
miser - spendthrift
misunderstand - understand
more - less
monarchy - democracy

nadir - zenith
narrow - wide
near - far, distant
neat - messy, untidy
never - always
new - old
night - day
nighttime - daytime
no - yes
noisy - quiet
none - some
north - south


obedient
- disobedient
odd - even
offer - refuse
old - new
old - young
on - off
open - closed, shut
opposite- same, similar
optimist - pessimist
out - in
outer - inner
over - under


past
- present
patient - impatient
peace - war
permanent - temporary
plentiful - scarce
plural - singular
poetry - prose
polite - rude, impolite
possible - impossible
postscript - introduction
poverty - wealth, riches
powerful - weak
pretty - ugly
private - public
prudent - imprudent
punctual - tardy
pure - impure, contaminated
push - pull


qualified
- unqualified
question - answer
quiet - loud, noisy


raise - lower
rapid - slow
rare - common
real - fake
regular - irregular
rich - poor
right - left, wrong
right-side-up - upside-down
rough - smooth
rude - courteous


safe - unsafe
same - opposite
satisfactory - unsatisfactory
scatter - collect
second-hand - new
secure - insecure
separate - join, together
serious - trivial
shallow - deep
shrink - grow
sick - healthy, ill
simple - complex, hard
singular - plural
sink - float
slim - fat, thick
slow - fast
sober - drunk
sophisticated - naive
soft - hard
some - none
sorrow - joy
sour - sweet
sow -reap
start - finish
stamina - weakness
stop - go
straight - crooked
strict - lenient
strong - weak
success - failure
sunny - cloudy
sweet - sour
synonym - antonym


take - give
tall - short
tame - wild
terrain - sky
them - us
there - here
thick - thin
tight - loose, slack
tiny - big, huge
together - apart
top - bottom
tough - easy, tender
transparent - opaque
true - false
truth - falsehood, lie, untruth


under - over
unfold - fold
unknown - known
unqualified - qualified
unsafe - safe
up - down
upside-down - right-side-up
upstairs - downstairs
us - them
useful - useless


vacant - occupied
vanish - appear
vast - tiny
victory - defeat
virtue - vice
visible - invisible
voluntary - compulsory


war - peace
wax - wane
weak - strong
wet - dry
white - black
wide - narrow
win - lose
wisdom - folly, stupidity
within - outside
wrong - right


yes
- no
yin - yang
young - old


zenith - nadir
zip - unzip

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