Important Opposite Words List

Antonym opposite words contradict each other and meet opposite meanings. A word has synonyms as well as antonyms. When we learn a language, when we learn a word in that language, it will be very useful for us to learn both the opposite and the synonyms of this word.


Here are Important Opposite Words List in English

boy – girl
brave – cowardly
break – fix
broad – narrow
brother – sister
build – destroy
busy – lazy
buy – sell
calm – excited
careful – careless
careless – careful
catch – miss
ceiling – floor
cellar – attic
centre – outskirts
certainly – probably
changeable – constant
cheap – expensive
child – adult
children – parents
clean – dirty
clear – cloudy
clever – stupid
close – open
closed – open
cloudy – clear
cold – hot
cold – heat
come – go
comedy – drama
complicated – simple
compliment – insult
compulsory – voluntary
connect – separate
consonant – vowel
constant – changeable
cry – laugh
damage – repair
danger – security
dangerous – safe
dark – light
daughter – son
dawn – dusk
day – night
dead – alive
death – birth
deep – shallow
defeat – victory
defence – attack
defend – attack
delicious – awful
deny – admit
depart – arrive
departure – arrival
descendant – ancestor
descent – ascent
desperate – hopeful
destroy – build
destruction – construction
devil – angel
dictatorship – republic
die – live
emigrate – immigrate
emigration – immigration
empty – full
end – begin
end – beginning
ending – beginning
enemy – friend
enjoy – hate
enter – leave
entrance – exit
equal – different
even – odd
evening – morning
everybody – nobody
everything – nothing
find – lose
finish – begin
finish – start
first – final
fix – break
flat – hilly
floor – ceiling
follow – lead
forbid – allow
for – against
foreground – background
foreign – domestic
foreigner – native
forget – remember
form – destroy
fortune – bad luck
forward – backward
free – arrest
freeze – melt
frequently – occasionally
fresh – old/stale
friend – enemy
front – rear
in front of – back
full – empty
funny – serious
future – past
general – particular
generous – mean
gentle – violent
gentleman – lady
giant – tiny
girl – boy
give – take
go – come
good – bad
grown-up – child
guest – host
guilty – innocent
happiness – sadness
happy – sad
handsome – ugly
hard – easy
harvest – plant
hate – enjoy
health – disease
healthy – ill
heat – cold
heaven – hell
heavy – light
hell – heaven
land – water
large – small
last – first
late – early
laugh – cry
lazy – active
lead – follow
learn – teach
leave – arrive
left – right
lend – borrow
less – more
let – forbid
lie – stand
life – death
light – dark
light – heavy
like – hate
liquid – solid
little – big
little – much
live – die
long – short
lose – win
loser – winner
loud – quiet
love – hate
lovely – terrible
low – high
lower – raise
bad luck – good luck
good luck – bad luck
major – minor
married – divorced
marry – divorce
master – servant
maximum – minimum
mean – generous
melt – freeze
men – women
mend – break
mess – order
midnight – noon
minimum – maximum
minor – major
miss – hit
miss – catch
moderate – extreme
modern – ancient
monarchy – republic
moon – sun
more – less
morning – evening
mountain – valley
much – little
narrow – broad
nasty – nice
native – foreigner
natural – artificial
near – distant
negative – affirmative
nephew – niece
never – always
new – ancient
nice – awful
niece – nephew
night – day
no – yes
odd – even
off – on
often – seldom
old – modern
on – off
open – closed
open – closed
opponent – supporter
order – mess
ordinary – special
other – same
out – in
outside – inside
outskirts – centre
over – under
parents – children
part – whole
partial – total
particular – general
pass – fail
past – future
peace – war
permit – forbid
plant – harvest
plenty – lack
pleasant – awful
polite – rude
poor – rich
poverty – wealth
powerful – weak
presence – absence
present – past
pretty – ugly
private – public
probably – certainly
professional – amateur
protect – attack
protection – attack
public – private
pull – push
pupil – teacher
push – pull
question – answer
quick – slow
quiet – loud
raise – lower
rainy – sunny
rear – front
receive – send
reduce – increase
refuse – agree
regret – satisfaction
remember – forget
repair – damage
reply – ask
reply – question
republic – dictatorship
rest – work
rich – poor
right – left
rural – urban
sad – happy
sadness – happiness
safe – dangerous
safety – danger
salt – sugar
same – different
satisfaction – regret
satisfy – annoy
save – spend
scream – whisper
security – danger
seldom – often
sell – buy
send – receive
senior – junior
separate – connect
serious – funny
servant – master
set free – arrest
shallow – deep
sharp – blunt
shelter – exposure
short – long
shout – whisper
shut – open
sick – healthy
silent – noisy
silly – intelligent
simple – complicated
sink – rise



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