Opposite Words Exercise

Fill in the blanks with words opposite in meaning to those underlined.

1. In Delhi you can find both …………………….. and modern buildings.

2. He sounded confident before the exam but after the exam he became ………………………

3. He was in a gloomy mood but the good news made him …………………….

4. In any society there are both ……………………… and civilized people.

5. It is likely that he will get the job but it is very ……………………… that he will stick to it.

6. Don’t be so rigid. You should learn to be ………………………..

7. The two brother lay side by side one wide …………………….. and the other fast asleep.

8. The flowers looked natural but they were ………………………

9. Those clothes are wet. Wear something ……………………….

10. English is compulsory for all students but Sanskrit is …………………….

11. We should …………………….. the nation, not weaken it.

12. I thought him to be a polite person but he was actually very …………………….

13. He is an amateur photographer but his brother is a ……………………….

14. You must always maintain cordial relationships with your neighbours. There is no point in being …………………….. towards them.

Answers

1. In Delhi you can find both ancient and modern buildings.

2. He sounded confident before the exam but after the exam he became diffident.

3. He was in a gloomy mood but the good news made him cheerful.

4. In any society there are both savage / uncivilized / barbaric and civilized people.

5. It is likely that he will get the job but it is very unlikely that he will stick to it.

6. Don’t be so rigid. You should learn to be flexible in your opinions.

7. The two brother lay side by side one wide awake and the other fast asleep.

8. The flowers looked natural but they were artificial.

9. Those clothes are wet. Wear something dry.

10. English is compulsory for all students but Sanskrit is optional.

11. We should strengthen the nation, not weaken it.

12. I thought him to be a polite person but he was actually very rude.

13. He is an amateur photographer but his brother is a professional.

14. You must always maintain cordial relationships with your neighbours. There is no point in being hostile towards them.

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