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Opposites (or Antonyms)


Lists of opposites arranged in alphabetical order

opposites

Here is a list of opposites arranged in alphabetical order.

NOTE: this list of opposites is of course by no means an extensive one. More opposites can be added

Words
Opposites
 
Words
Opposites
 
Words
Opposites
L
outside
inside
south
north
lack
abundance, plenty
outskirts
center
special
general, ordinary
lady
gentleman
over
under
spring
autumn
to land
to take off
P
to stand
to sit
land
water
parents
children
to start
to stop
large
small
part
whole
start
finish, end, stop
last
first
partial
total
to stop
to start, to go
late
early
particular
general
to stand
to lie
to laugh
to cry
to pass
to fail
strange
normal
lazy
active, busy
past
future, present
strict
tolerant, indulgent
to lead
to follow
peace
war
strong
weak
to learn
to teach
to permit
to forbid
student
teacher
to leave
to arrive, to enter
to plant
to harvest
stupid
clever, intelligent
left
right
plenty
lack
suburb
center
to lend
to borrow
pleasant
awful
to succeed
to fail
less
more
polite
rude, impolite
success
failure
to let
to forbid
poor
rich, wealthy
to subtract
to add
to lie
to stand
poverty
wealth
sugar
salt
life
death
powerful
weak
summer
winter
light
dark, heavy
presence
absence
sun
moon
to like
to hate
present
past, future
sunny
cloudy, rainy
liquid
solid
pretty
ugly
supporter
opponent
little
big, large
private
public
to suspect
to trust
little
much
probably
certainly
sweet
bitter, sour
to live
to die
professional
amateur
synonym
antonym
long
short
to protect
to attack
T
to lose
to find, to win
protection
attack
to take
to give
loser
winner
public
private
to take off
to land
loud
quiet
to pull
to push
tall
small, short
to love
to hate
pupil
teacher
to teach
to learn
lovely
terrible
to push
to pull
teacher
pupil, student
low
high
Q
thankful
thankless
to lower
to raise
question
answer
terrible
lovely
M
quick
slow
there
here
major
minor
quiet
loud, noisy
then
now
male
female
R
thin
thick, fat
man
woman
to raise
to lower
to throw
to catch
many
few, some
rainy
sunny
tight
loose
marriage
divorce
rear
front
tiny
huge
married
divorced, single
to receive
to send
together
apart
to marry
to divorce
to reduce
to increase
tomorrow
yesterday
master
servant
to refuse
to agree, to accept
top
bottom
maximum
minimum
regret
satisfaction
total
partial
mean
generous
to remember
to forget
town
village
to melt
to freeze
to repair
to damage
tragedy
comedy
men
women
to reply
to ask
trivial
important
to mend
to break
reply
question
true
false
mess
order
republic
dictatorship, monarchy
to trust
to suspect
midnight
noon
to rest
to work
U
minimum
maximum
rich
poor
ugliness
beauty
minor
major
right
left, wrong
ugly
beautiful, handsome, pretty
to miss
to hit, to catch
to rise
to sink
under
over
moderate
extreme
rough
gentle, smooth, soft
to unite
to divide, to separate
modern
ancient, old
rude
polite
unity
division
monarchy
republic
rural
urban
up
down
moon
sun
S
upstairs
downstairs
more
less
sad
happy
urban
rural
morning
evening
sadness
happiness
urgent
leisurely
mountain
valley
safe
dangerous
useless
useful
much
little
safety
danger
V
N
same, similar
different
vacant
occupied
narrow
broad, wide
satisfaction
dissatisfaction
valley
mountain
nasty
nice, pleasant
to satisfy
to dissatisfy
vertical
horizontal
native
foreigner, stranger
to save
to spend, to waste
victory
defeat
natural
artificial
to scream
to whisper
village
town
near
distant, far
security
danger
violent
gentle
negative
affirmative
seldom
often
visitor
host
nephew
niece
to sell
to buy
voluntary
compulsory
never
always
to send
to receive
vowel
consonant
new
ancient, old
to sit
to stand
W
nice
awful, nasty
senior
junior
war
peace
niece
nephew
to separate
to connect, to unite
warm
cool
night
day
serious
funny
to waste
to save
no
yes
servant
master
water
land
nobody
everybody
to set free
to arrest
weak
powerful, strong
noisy
quiet, silent
shallow
deep
wealth
poverty
noon
midnight
sharp
blunt
wealthy
poor
none of
all of
shelter
exposure
wedding
divorce
normal
strange
short
long, tall
well
ill
north
south
to shout
to whisper
west
east
not yet
already
to shut
to open
wet
dry
nothing
everything
sick
healthy
to whisper
to scream, to shout
to notice
to ignore
silent
noisy
white
black
now
then
silly, stupid
intelligent
whole
part
O
simple
complicated
wide
narrow
occasionally
frequently
to sink
to rise
wife
husband
occupied
vacant
single
married
to win
to lose
odd
even
sister
brother
winner
loser
off
on
slim
fat
winter
summer
often
seldom, sometimes
slow
fast, quick
to work
to rest
old
modern, new, young
small
big, large, tall
woman
man
on
off
smooth
rough
women
men
to open
to close, to shut
soft
hard, rough
worse
better
open
closed, shut
solid
liquid
worst
best
opponent
supporter
somber
colorful, cheerful
wrong
correct, right
order
mess
some
many
Y
ordinary
special
son
daughter
yes
no
other
same
soul
body
yesterday
tomorrow
out
in
sour
sweet
young
old

Related materials

List of adjectives
List of opposites (adjectives)
List of Synonyms
Exercise on opposites