resources

antonymns

cover

antonymns

Antonyms opposites

words that are opposite

Alphabetical
Reverse Alphabetical

absent

present

 

acquit

convict

abundance

scarcity

 

adulterated

pure

accelerate

retard

 

adversity

prosperity

accept

reject, refuse

 

age

youth

active

passive

 

agitated

motionless

acute

obtuse

 

alive

dead

adult

child

 

ancient

modern

advance

retreat, retire

 

answer

question

affirmative

negative

 

antagonist

colleague

agree

contradict

 

antidote

poison

all

none

 

artificial

natural

ally

enemy

 

awake

asleep

amateur

professional

 

back

front

analysis

synthesis

 

bad

good

ancestor

progeny

 

base

apex

ancestry

posterity

 

base

heroic

antecedent

consequent

 

base

summit

apex

base

 

beautiful

ugly

appear

vanish

 

behind

before

appoint

dismiss

 

blame

praise

apprehend

release

 

bold

bashful

arrival

departure

 

borrow

lend

arrive

depart

 

bottom

top

ascend

descend

 

captivity

freedom

asleep

awake

 

centripetal

centrifugal

assemble

disperse

 

chaos

order

assent

dissent

 

child

adult

attack

defend

 

chubby, stout

slim

attract

distract

 

clear

cloudy

barren

fruitful

 

come

go

bashful

bold

 

command

obey

before

behind

 

common

proper

begin

end, cease

 

complex

simple

benediction

malediction

 

concave

convex

benevolent

malevolent

 

consecutive

concurrent

better

worse

 

consequent

antecedent

big

small

 

contract

expand

black

white

 

contradict

agree

bless

curse

 

cooked

raw

blessing

disaster

 

counterfeit

genuine

bow

stern

 

cowardice

bravery

bravery

cowardice

 

cowardice

valour

bright

dull

 

creditor

debtor

busy

idle

 

crooked

straight

buy

sell

 

curse

bless

caution

recklessness

 

dear, expensive

cheap

celestial

terrestrial

 

death

life

centrifugal

centripetal

 

debtor

creditor

certain

doubt

 

decrease

increase

cheap

dear, expensive

 

defeat

victory

clean

dirty

 

defend

attack

cloudy

clear

 

defendant

complainant

coarse

fine

 

deficit

surplus

cold

hot

 

depart

arrive

colleague

antagonist

 

departure

arrival

common

rare

 

depth

height

complainant

defendant

 

descend

ascend

compulsory

optional

 

despair

hope

compulsory

voluntary

 

die

live

conceal

reveal

 

difficult, hard

easy

concurrent

consecutive

 

diligent

indolent

condemn

exonerate

 

dirty

clean

confine

release

 

disagreeable

pleasant

confusion

orderliness

 

disaster

blessing

consent

dissent

 

discord

harmony

convex

concave

 

dislike

enjoy

convict

acquit

 

dismiss

appoint

creditor

debtor

 

dismiss

employ

daily

nightly

 

dismiss

engage

danger

safety

 

disperse

assemble

dawn

dusk

 

dissent

assent

day

night

 

dissent

consent

dead

alive

 

distract

attract

debtor

creditor

 

divide

multiply

deep

shallow

 

doubt

certain

dry

wet

 

drone

worker

dynamic

static

 

dull

bright

eager

reluctant

 

dusk

dawn

early

late

 

dwarf

giant

earth

sea

 

ebb

flow

east

west

 

end, cease

begin

easy

difficult, hard

 

enemy

ally

economy

extravagance

 

enemy, foe

friend

emigrant

immigrant

 

epilogue

prologue

employ

dismiss

 

error

truth

engage

dismiss

 

evening

morning

enjoy

dislike

 

example

precept

entrance

exit

 

exclude

include

everywhere

nowhere

 

exhale

inhale

exact

inaccurate

 

exit

entrance

excess

shortage

 

exonerate

condemn

expand

contract

 

exotic

indigenous

extravagance

thrift

 

exterior

interior

familiar

strange

 

extravagance

economy

fat

thin, lean

 

failure

success

find

lose

 

fall, sink

rise

first

last

 

false

true

flow

ebb

 

far, distant

near

force, compel

persuade

 

feeble

powerful

foreign

native

 

feeble, delicate

robust

former

latter

 

few

many

freedom

captivity

 

final

initial

fresh

stale

 

fine

coarse

friend

enemy, foe

 

finish

start

front

back

 

flexible

rigid

future

past

 

follow

lead

gaiety

melancholy

 

folly

wisdom

gay

grave

 

foolish, stupid

smart, clever

generous

mean, selfish

 

forget

remember

Gentile

Jew

 

friendly

hostile

genuine

counterfeit

 

frown

smile

giant

dwarf

 

fruitful

barren

give

take

 

grave

gay

go

come

 

greatest

least

good

bad

 

guess

think

graceful

hideous

 

hate, hatred

love

guilty

innocent

 

Heaven

hell

happy

sad

 

heavy, darkness

light

hard

soft

 

heterodox

orthodox

harmony

discord

 

hideous

graceful

health

sickness, disease

 

hinder

help

height

depth

 

hot

cold

hell

Heaven

 

humble

proud

help

hinder

 

idle

busy

here

there

 

ignorance

knowledge

heroic

base

 

illegal

lawful

hide

show

 

imaginary

real

high

low

 

immigrant

emigrant

higher

lower

 

inaccurate

exact

hill

valley

 

indigent

prosperous

hit

miss

 

indiscretion

prudence

hope

despair

 

industrious

lazy

hostile

friendly

 

inferior

superior

incessantly

rarely

 

innocent

guilty

include

exclude

 

insincere

ingenuous

increase

decrease

 

intoxicated

sober

indigenous

exotic

 

intractible

submissive

indolent

diligent

 

Jew

Gentile

industry

sloth

 

last

first

ingenuous

insincere

 

late

early

inhale

exhale

 

latter

former

initial

final

 

laugh

weep

inner

outer

 

learn

teach

inside

outside

 

left

right

interior

exterior

 

limited

spacious

join, unite

separate

 

longitude

latitude

joy

sorrow, grief

 

longitudinal

transverse

junior

senior

 

lose

find

knowledge

ignorance

 

lose

win

land

water

 

loss

profit, gain

latitude

longitude

 

low

high

lawful

illegal

 

lower

higher

lazy

industrious

 

lower

upper

lead

follow

 

malediction

benediction

least

greatest

 

malevolent

benevolent

lend

borrow

 

maximum

minimum

level

steep

 

mean, selfish

generous

liberty

slavery

 

melancholy

gaiety

life

death

 

minority

majority

light

heavy, darkness

 

miss

hit

liquid

solid

 

mourn, grieve

rejoice

liquid

solid

 

moving

stationary

live

die

 

narrow

wide

long

short

 

native

foreign

loud

soft

 

negative

affirmative

love

hate, hatred

 

new

old

lovely

repulsive

 

night

day

majority

minority

 

nightly

daily

many

few

 

noisy

quiet

master

servant

 

none

all

minimum

maximum

 

nowhere

everywhere

miser

spendthrift

 

obtuse

acute

modern

ancient

 

occidental

oriental

monogamy

polygamy

 

occupied

vacant

monotony

variety

 

old

young

morning

evening

 

optional

compulsory

motionless

agitated

 

orderliness

confusion

mountain

plain

 

outer

inner

multiply

divide

 

outside

inside

natural

artificial

 

overdue

premature

near

far, distant

 

pain

pleasure

negative

positive

 

passenger

pedestrian

noise

silence

 

passive

active

north

south

 

past

future

novice

veteran

 

peaceful

pugnacious

numerous

sparse

 

periodically

regularly

obey

command

 

persuade

force, compel

obligatory

voluntary

 

pessimist

optimist

often

seldom

 

plain

mountain

old

new

 

plural

singular

open

shut, close

 

polygamy

monogamy

optimist

pessimist

 

populated

sparse

order

chaos

 

populous

solitary

oriental

occidental

 

positive

negative

orthodox

heterodox

 

posterity

ancestry

pale

ruddy

 

practice

theory

pardon

punish

 

present

absent

peace

war

 

private

public

pedestrian

passenger

 

profane

sacred

permanent

temporary

 

professional

amateur

pleasant

disagreeable

 

progeny

ancestor

pleasure

pain

 

punish

pardon

poison

antidote

 

punishment

reward

polite

saucy

 

rare

common

polite

rude

 

rarely

incessantly

poor

rich

 

recklessness

caution

poverty

riches

 

reject, refuse

accept

powerful

feeble

 

release

apprehend

praise

blame

 

release

confine

precept

example

 

reluctant

eager

predecessor

successor

 

repulsive

lovely

premature

overdue

 

rest

work

profit, gain

loss

 

retard

accelerate

prolific

sterile

 

retreat, retire

advance

prologue

epilogue

 

retrospective

prospective

proper

common

 

reveal

conceal

prose

verse

 

rich

poor

prospective

retrospective

 

riches

poverty

prosperity

adversity

 

ruddy

pale

prosperous

indigent

 

rude

polite

proud

humble

 

sad

happy

prudence

indiscretion

 

safety

danger

public

private

 

saucy

polite

pugnacious

peaceful

 

scarcity

abundance

pure

adulterated

 

sea

earth

question

answer

 

seldom

often

quick

slow

 

sell

buy

quiet

noisy

 

senior

junior

raw

cooked

 

separate

join, unite

real

imaginary

 

servant

master

regularly

periodically

 

shallow

deep

rejoice

mourn, grieve

 

short

long

remember

forget

 

shortage

excess

reward

punishment

 

show

hide

right

wrong

 

shut, close

open

right

left

 

sickness, disease

health

rigid

flexible

 

silence

noise

rise

fall, sink

 

sinner

saint

robust

feeble, delicate

 

slavery

liberty

rough

smooth

 

sloth

industry

rural

urban

 

slow

quick

sacred

profane

 

small

big

saint

sinner

 

smooth

rough

simple

complex

 

soft

hard

singular

plural

 

soft

loud

slender

stout

 

solid

liquid

slim

chubby, stout

 

solid

liquid

smart, clever

foolish, stupid

 

sorrow, grief

joy

smile

frown

 

sour, acid, bitter

sweet

sober

intoxicated

 

south

north

solitary

populous

 

sparse

numerous

spacious

limited

 

spendthrift

miser

sparse

populated

 

stale

fresh

start

finish

 

static

dynamic

stationary

moving

 

steep

level

straight

crooked

 

sterile

prolific

submissive

intractible

 

stern

bow

success

failure

 

stout

slender

summer

winter

 

strange

familiar

summit

base

 

strong

weak

superior

inferior

 

successor

predecessor

surplus

deficit

 

succumb

survive

survive

succumb

 

synthesis

analysis

sweet

sour, acid, bitter

 

take

give

teach

learn

 

tame

wild

theory

practice

 

temporary

permanent

these

those

 

terrestrial

celestial

think

guess

 

that

this

this

that

 

there

here

top

bottom

 

thin, lean

fat

transparent

translucent, opaque

 

those

these

transverse

longitudinal

 

thrift

extravagance

truth

error

 

translucent, opaque

transparent

true

false

 

unpardonable

venial

ugly

beautiful

 

urban

rural

upper

lower

 

valley

hill

vacant

occupied

 

vanish

appear

valour

cowardice

 

vanquished

victor

venial

unpardonable

 

variety

monotony

victor

vanquished

 

verse

prose

victory

defeat

 

veteran

novice

virtue

vice

 

vice

virtue

wax

wane

 

voluntary

compulsory

weak

strong

 

voluntary

obligatory

weep

laugh

 

wane

wax

wide

narrow

 

war

peace

wild

tame

 

water

land

win

lose

 

west

east

wisdom

folly

 

wet

dry

within

without

 

white

black

work

rest

 

winter

summer

worker

drone

 

without

within

young

old

 

worse

better

youth

age

 

wrong

right

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

resources

Explanation for Student Compendium
File Includes
A shortened form of a word or phrase.
ANU - Australian National University
An acronym is a pronounceable word formed from the first letter (or first few letters) of each word in a phrase or title. Sometimes, the newly combined letters create a new word that becomes a part of everyday language. An example of this is the acronym radar. Also includes Mnemonics
a word naming an attribute of a noun, such as sweet, red, or technical. Adjectives are words that describe or modify other words * Priest = Sacerdotal

Types of animals, Sounds the make, Where do they live, Collective names of animals

Apes - gibber, Camel live in Australia, Sahara & Arabia, names = Bull - is called a heifer

a word opposite in meaning to another (e.g. bad - good ).

Opposites = Absent - present

Big_Words for small
Small word with big word alternative
Anger - Dudgeon * bold - Audacious

A feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to identify them

A partner in crime - accomplice

Words pertaining to the church

A passage between the pews in a church - Aisle

Similar sounding words with different meanings also Homonyms

Council, an administrative or advisory body, do not confuse with counsel, advice or guidance.

All about communication see also A History of Communication
All computer terms (ASCII, Binary, Unicode)

Names given to certain towns or countries includes facts about climate

Aberdeen - The Granite City The Torrid Zone has the hottest climate Zinc - Mexico, U.S.A., Spain

Words pertaining to death

Occurring after death - posthumous

A diminutive person is short and small. A diminutive wordis a "cute" version of a word or name: for example, "duckling" is a diminutive of "duck" and Billy is a diminutive form of the name William

Cask - casket   

Famous world discoveries of countries continents, includes Australian discoverers

Matthew Flinders -discovered Bass Strait. * Lord Robert Baden-Powell founded the Boy Scouts in 1908

Explanation of a word, words in literal expressions denote what they mean according to common or dictionary usage

Aloof -To keep to oneself and not mix with others.

Gender list of male female

Actor - Actress

Countries of the world and Geographical facts

The Circumference of the earth is approxinmately 24,800 miles.

List of gods and goddesses

War - Mars

Australian and UK government with words denoting government

Australian Government

Explains grammar syntax and verbs adjectives nouns etc.

Explains various uses of nouns verbs etc.

The art of living together includes senses, elements, cardinal numbers, cardinal virtues

THE ART OF LIVING - Consideration for the feelings of others

Alphabetical list of the most important inventions

Clock (pendulum) - Christian Huygens

List of kings and queens of Britain with facts and information

EGBERT 827 - 839

Practical list of  words explained in a sentence or phrase

A book in which the events of each day are recorded - Diary

Words pertaining to marriage included anniversary gifts

A hater of marriage - misogamist

Medical terms in use today

A disease confined to a particular district or place - endemic

Metaphor is a figure of speech that makes an implicit, implied, or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated

Sounds that things make, description of various venues or habitats, special calendar dates, Aussie slang words, Mnemonics

All Fools' Day - 1st April - Aussie slang - sounds that things make etc.

Names of persons or things, occupations, and a description of word meanings i.e. Terrestrial = Earth

Various names explained Bird of night - Owl

Words connected to nature

A four-footed animal - quadruped

a word or statement that expresses denial, disagreement, or refusal

That which cannot be pierced or penetrated - impenetrable

Explanation of nouns, COMMON Nouns, PROPER Nouns, COLLECTIVE  Nouns and ABSTRACT Nouns.

sit - seat (when to use Nouns)

Numbers of animals things i.e. A number of Cattle = herd

A number of fish taken in a net - catch, haul

a person or thing that is totally different from or the reverse of someone or something else.

Unable to read - il-literate

Special days, Aussies slang and any other items not covered in this list

Any other items that might be of interest

List of Patron Saints

St. George of England, St. Andrew of Scotland

Noctiphobia - Fear of the night

A list of places A place where bees are kept = apiary

A place where fishes are kept - aquarium

The case which is used to show possession is called the possessive case or genitive case. In case of nouns, an apostrophe is used to show it.

Is the case which denotes the owner or possessor

All Prefixes

List of various professions

The commander of a fleet - Admiral

Famous proverbs A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

A bad beginning makes a good ending.

Serious Quotes and some Witty funny one liners

Someone has glued my pack of cards together...I cannot deal with it!

Famous sayings

as a drowned rat. - as ancient as the sun—as the stars.

List of words used in Science or Art

An instrument for detecting earthquakes - seismograph

Explanation of scientific items like barometer

The science of land management - agronomics

The seven wonders of the ancient world with explanations

The Pyramids of Egypt

Words to use as a Simile which is a phrase that describes one thing in terms of another.  A simile usually begins with like or as.

Archates - a good friend * Belt = to hit below the belt

List of words or phrases that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another 

abandon....... desert, forsake, leave.

Understanding words, Incorrect Use of Words,

Thesaurus of Words
:
Thesaurus - abandon = abandoned, abandoning, abandonment, abandons affluent =having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value,words explained and incorrect use of words

The floor was dirt.  Only the wealthy had something other than dirt, hence the saying "dirt poor." 

Words used in war

Nations carrying on warfare - belligerents

Anniversary dates and wedding information

Words shown in noun or verb

strong - strengthen

Signs of the Zodiac

Please note there are some excellent links to assist with these pages

see at the end for the links for further information. 

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