Opposite Words Worksheet

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

1. This year the rains were adequate but last year they were ………………….

2. The like poles of a magnet ………………………. whereas the unlike poles attract.

3. Many things about our universe have been discovered whereas a lot more remains …………………….

4. Love is a virtue while hatred is a …………………………..

5. He is a capable officer but his subordinates are ………………………..

6. Most of the workers’ demands were reasonable but a few were ……………………….

7. The operation ………………………. his pain but the medication alleviated it.

8. The change in him was not sudden, it was only ………………………

9. It is not an original painting; it is a ………………………

10. Meeting is joyful but ……………………. is painful.

11. Sow the wind and ………………………. the whirlwind.

12. Want of knowledge can be called ……………………….

Answers

1. This year the rains were adequate but last year they were deficient / inadequate.

2. The like poles of a magnet repel whereas the unlike poles attract.

3. Many things about our universe have been discovered whereas a lot more remains undiscovered.

4. Love is a virtue while hatred is a vice.

5. He is a capable officer but his subordinates are incapable.

6. Most of the workers’ demands were reasonable but a few were unreasonable.

7. The operation aggravated his pain but the medication alleviated it.

8. The change in him was not sudden, it was only gradual.

9. It is not an original painting; it is a fake.

10. Meeting is joyful but parting is painful.

11. Sow the wind and reap the whirlwind.

12. Want of knowledge can be called ignorance.

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