HyperDic: antonym

English > 1 sense of the word antonym:
NOUNcommunicationantonym, opposite word, oppositea word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other
English > antonym: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningA word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other.
Example"to him the antonym of 'gay' was 'depressed'"
Synonymsopposite word, opposite
Narrowerdirect antonymantonyms that are commonly associated (e.g., 'wet' and 'dry')
indirect antonymantonyms whose opposition is mediated (e.g., the antonymy of 'wet' and 'parched' is mediated by the similarity of 'parched' to 'dry')
BroaderwordA unit of language that native speakers can identify
Oppositesynonym, equivalent wordTwo words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that context
Spanishantónimo, contrario
Catalanantònim, contrari
Adjectivesantonymousof words

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