Definitions for antonymˈæn tə nɪm
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an•to•nymˈæn tə nɪm(n.)
a word opposite in meaning to another: Fast is an antonym of slow.
Ref: Compare synonym (def. 1). 1
Origin of antonym:
1865–70; ant - + (syn )onym
antonym, opposite word, opposite(noun)
a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other
"to him the antonym of `gay' was `depressed'"
A word which has the opposite meaning of another, although not necessarily in all its senses.
"rich" is an antonym of "poor"; "full" is an antonym of "empty".
Origin: circa 1870:
a word of opposite meaning; a counterterm; -- used as a correlative of synonym
Translations for antonym
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a word opposite in meaning to another word
- كَلِمَة مُناقِضَه، ضِدArabic
- antônimoPortuguese (BR)
- das AntonymGerman
- αντώνυμο (γραμμ.)Greek
- מִילָה בְּמַשמָעוּת הָפוָּכהHebrew
- ellentétes értelmű szóHungarian
- lawan kataIndonesian
- perkataan berlawanMalay
- karşıt anlamlı sözcükTurkish
- 反義詞Chinese (Trad.)
- từ trái nghĩaVietnamese
- 反义词Chinese (Simp.)
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