Definition of Antonym. Meaning of Antonym. Synonyms of Antonym

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Definition of Antonym

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

- with Lyons (1968, 1977) defining antonym to mean gradable antonyms, and Crystal (2003) warns that antonymy and antonym should be regarded with care. Opposition...
- An auto-antonym or autantonym, also called a contronym, contranym or J**** word, is a word with multiple meanings (senses) of which one is the reverse...
- 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...
- 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...
- the right. Its antonym is forward. The corresponding preposition is abaft. For example, the mizzenmast is abaft the mainmast. Its antonym is before or,...
- (No requirement) Synonym Same Different Different Antonym Opposite Different Different Auto-antonym Opposite Same (No requirement) Synophone Different...
- 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...
- to place a conjunction like and between the two antonyms; such compounds (not necessarily of antonyms) are known as dvandvas (a term taken from Sanskrit...
- Soviet Union and Russian Empire), Russian history and Russian culture. The antonym and opposite of Russophilia is Russophobia. American author Robert Alexander...
- political parties find common ground through compromise. Partisanship is the antonym, where an individual or political party adhere only to its interests without...
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