100 Opposite Words


Here is a list of 100 opposite words every English learner should know.

100 Opposite Words

1. Ability x inability

2. Happy x unhappy

3. Import x export

4. Interior x exterior

5. Maximum x minimum

6. Include x exclude

7. Junior x senior

8. Above x below

9. Majority x minority

10. Optimist x pessimist

11. Superior x inferior

12. Accept x refuse

13. Civilized x uncivilized/savage/barbaric

14. Big x small

15. Acquire x lose

16. Ancient x modern

17. Agree x disagree

18. Alive x dead

19. Barren x fertile

20. Admire x despise

21. Blunt x sharp

22. Bold x timid

23. Bright x dim

24. Broad x narrow

25. Care x neglect

26. Confess x deny

27. Cool x warm

28. Broad x narrow

29. Bold x timid

30. Clean x dirty

31. Cruel x kind

32. Domestic x wild

33. Difficult x easy

34. Dangerous x safe

35. Dark x bright

36. Death x birth

37. Debit x credit

38. Early x late

39. Earn x spend

40. Empty x full

41. False x true

42. Guilty x innocent

43. Fine x coarse

44. Freedom x slavery

45. Fat x thin

46. Foolish x wise

47. Fresh x stale

48. Fear x courage

49. Guilty x innocent

50. Gain x loss

51. Good x bad

52. High x low

53. Humble x proud/arrogant

54. Honour x dishonour

55. Joy x sorrow

56. Knowledge x ignorance

57. Kind x cruel

58. Lie x truth

59. Little x much

60. Masculine x feminine

61. Make x mar/break

62. Natural x artificial

63. Noise x silence

64. Oral x written

65. Pride/arrogance x humility

66. Permanent x temporary

67. Presence x absence

68. Profit x loss

69. Prose x poetry

70. Quick x slow

71. Receive x give

72. Reject x accept

73. Ripe x raw

74. Rough x smooth

75. Remember x forget

76. Rich x poor

77. Sharp x dull

78. Tragedy x comedy

79. General x particular

80. Victory x defeat

81. Wild x domestic/tame

82. Weak x strong

83. Wisdom x folly

84. Youth x aged

85. Give x take

86. Laugh x cry

87. Smile x frown

88. Buy x sell

89. Here x there

90. This x that

91. Never x always

92. Stop x start

93. Wrong x right

94. Tight x loose

95. Love x hate

96. Throw x catch

97. Yes x no

98. Forward x backward

99. Stand x sit

100. Lost x found




List of opposites


Here is a list of opposite words in English.

Abstract X concrete

Abundant X scanty

Accept X reject

Add X deduct

Affirm X deny

Affirmative X negative

Approve X condemn

Assemble X disperse

Brief X lengthy

Cancel X confirm

Changeable X constant

Chubby X skinny

Clumsy X graceful

Comedy X tragedy

Comic X serious

Concave X convex

Concrete X abstract

Confidence X diffidence

Contract X expand

Corrupt X honest

Cursed X blessed

Defeat X victory

Delete X insert

Deliberate X accidental

Departure X arrival

Descend X ascend

Disadvantageous X favourable / advantageous

Disastrous X fortunate / beneficial

Disclose X conceal

Dishearten X encourage

Disperse X assemble

Display X conceal

Diverse X similar

Divide X combine

Dwarf X giant

Earthly X heavenly

Elaborate X Simple

Elementary X Advanced

Encourage X discourage

Enjoyable X disagreeable / unpleasant

Entertaining X boring

Entire X partial

Exceptional X normal

Exhale X inhale

Expand X contract

Export X import

Exterior X interior

Famine X plenty

Fashionable X outdated

Faulty X correct

Ferocious X gentle

Flabby X firm

Following X preceding

Forbid X permit

Foreign X native

Former X latter

Frequent X rare

Friendship X enmity

Fruitful X fruitless

Gather X disperse

Goodwill X ill will

Guilt X innocence

Harsh X mild

Haughty X humble

Hazardous X safe

Hero X villain

Horizontal X vertical

Include X exclude

Increase X decrease

Inferior X superior

Inhale X exhale

Initial X final

Insult X flatter

Interior X exterior

Junior X senior

Liberty X slavery

Loyal X treacherous

Maximum X minimum

Miserly X generous

Mobile X stationary

Negative X positive

Normal X abnormal

Occasional X habitual

Optional X compulsory

Passive X active

Permanent X temporary

Presence X absence

Previous x public

Profit X loss

Reduce X increase

Refuse X accept

Repel X attract

Reveal X conceal

Rural X urban

Scorn X admiration

Severe X mild

Strength X weakness

Theoretical X practical

Transparent X opaque

Truth X falsehood

Wane X wax

Wide X narrow

Willingly X reluctantly

Wisdom X foolishness

Youthful X elderly