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Examples of Antonyms


Post by natttt
Posted on 2011-04-01 09:10:57
Antonyms are words which have opposite meanings.

The words hot and cold are antonyms. So are up and down, and short and tall.

A word can have more than one antonym, depending on which meaning you use for the word.
For example:
- short could have the antonym tall if you are referring to a person"s height.
- short could have the antonym long if you are referring to to the length of something.

In many languages, including English, you can sometimes make antonyms by adding a prefix:
- real and unreal are antonyms
- flexible and inflexible are antonyms
However, English is well known for its exceptions to the rules, so you have to watch out for words like flammable and inflammable, where this doesn"t work ... they"re synonyms!

More examples of antonyms:

up - down
hot - cold
girl - boy
yes - no
in - out
behave - misbehave
run - walk
agree - disagree
balance - imbalance
mother - father
brother - sister
old - young
near - far
inside - outside

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