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Definition of antonym. Meaning of antonym. Synonyms of antonym

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Definition of antonym

Antonym An"to*nym, n. [Gr. ? a word used in substitution for another; ? + ?, ?, a word.] A word of opposite meaning; a counterterm; -- used as a correlative of synonym. [R.] --C. J. Smith.

Meaning of antonym from wikipedia

- opposite of  x ? the term antonym (and the related antonymy) is commonly taken to be synonymous with opposite, but antonym also has other more restricted
- the jungian principle of equilibrium, see enantiodromia. an auto-antonym (sometimes spelled autantonym), or contronym (also spelled contranym),
- words usually have a prefix or suffix that would imply that there is an antonym, with the prefix or suffix being absent or opposite. unpaired words can
- in linguistics, converses or relational antonyms are pairs of words that refer to a relationship from opposite points of view, such as parent/child or
- to specify some kind of attraction or affinity to something. they are antonymic to suffixes -phob-. phil- (philo-) may also be used as a prefix with a
- +debate+closed+as+delete redirect muslim from antonym: this is a redirect from a page that is an antonym or opposite of the target page. from a phrase:
- the right. its antonym is forward. the corresponding preposition is abaft. for example, the mizzenmast is abaft the mainmast. its antonym is before or,
- facultative means 'optional' or 'discretionary' (antonym obligate), used mainly in biology in phrases such as: facultative anaerobe, an organism that