Definition for antonym

noun as in word with opposite meaning to another word

Strong matches

opposite, reverse

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Example Sentences

Software began decades ago as an unserious programmers’ antonym of “hardware.”

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But, oddly enough, the eyes were a total and surprising antonym of this smiling mouth.

In strict usage, daily is the antonym of nightly as diurnal is of nocturnal.

By and by, which was once a synonym, has become an antonym of immediately, meaning at some (perhaps remote) future time.

Logically the other side of white is not white, while the antonym is the extreme black.

The direct antonym of cause is effect, while that of antecedent is consequent.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to antonym, such as: opposite, and reverse.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.