An antonym is a word that has the opposite meaning of another word. The first known use of the word antonym was in 1857.[1] Properly defined it means a word of opposite meaning and is a noun.

Examples of antonyms
hot cold
left right
up down
near far
small big
alive dead
young old
day night
male female
wet dry
stop go
fat thin
yes no
black white
teacher student
love hate

Related pages

  • Synonym - two words similar to each other
  • Contronym - word that has two meanings


  1. "Definition of ANTONYM". Retrieved 2018-03-21.