English vocabulary | Antonyms

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Antonyms are words of the same grammatical class that have opposite meanings.

A list of antonyms is given below. For a comprehensive list, consult a good thesaurus.

above - below, beneath
abstract - concrete
accept - reject
acquit - condemn
advance - retreat
affirm - deny
affluence - poverty
aggravate - alleviate, lessen
agree - differ
allow - forbid
analysis - synthesis
ancestor - descendant
ancient - modern
aristocrat - commoner
arrive - depart
ascent - descent
assent - dissent
asset - liability
attract - repel
awake - asleep
barren - fertile
base - noble
beautiful - ugly
belief - doubt
benediction - malediction
benevolent - malevolent
bold - timid
boom - slump
bravery - cowardice
bright - dim, dull
carnal - spiritual
centrifugal - centripetal
cheap - dear, costly
cheerful - gloomy
clean - dirty
clever - stupid
common - rare
compulsory - optional
concord - discord
confident - diffident
create - destroy
dark - light
dawn - dusk
debtor - creditor
deep - shallow
defensive - offensive
deliberate - unintentional, accidental
diligent - crazy
dilute - concentrated
dwarf - giant
elevation - depression
exclude - include
exit - entrance
exotic - indigenous
expand - contract
explicit - implicit
external - internal
extravagant - frugal, thrifty

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Idioms derived from body parts - part I
Idioms derived from body parts - part II
Idioms derived from body parts - part III
Idioms derived from body parts - part IV
Hand Idioms - Idioms derived from the word hand
Hair Idioms - Idioms derived from the word hair
Foot Idioms - Idioms derived from the word foot
Finger Idioms - Idioms derived from the word finger
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Common Idioms and Phrases with Break
Common Idioms and Phrases with Come

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