antonym definition

  • noun:
    • A word having a meaning opposing compared to that of another word: the phrase wet is an antonym for the term dried out.
    • A word which has the exact opposite meaning of another, while not always in most its senses.
    • A word of contrary meaning; a counterterm; -- used as a correlative of synonym.
    • A counterterm; an opposite; an antithetical word: the contrary of synonym: as, life could be the antonym of death.
    • a word that expresses a meaning in opposition to this is of some other term, whereby the two terms are antonyms of each and every other
    • A word having a meaning other compared to that of another word: your message wet is an antonym of word dried out.
    • A word that has the contrary meaning of another, while not always in most its sensory faculties.
    • A word of opposite meaning; a counterterm; -- used as a correlative of synonym.
    • A counterterm; an opposite; an antithetical word: the opposite of synonym: as, life is the antonym of death.
    • a word that expresses a meaning in opposition to this is of another term, in which case both terms tend to be antonyms of every various other

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