Opposites or antonyms list from A to Z PDF 

Antonyms or opposites list

 

Words

Opposites

   

A

about

exactly

above

below

absence

presence

abundance

lack

to accept

to refuse

accidental

intentional

active

lazy

to add

to subtract

to admit

to deny

adult

child

advanced

elementary

affirmative

negative

afraid

brave

after

before

against

for

alike

different

alive

dead

all

none

always

never

ancient

modern

to agree

to refuse, to argue

to allow

to forbid

already

not yet

always

never

amateur

professional

to amuse

to bore

angel

devil

animal

human

to annoy

to satisfy

to answer

to ask

answer

question

antonym

synonym

apart

together

approximately

exactly

to argue

to agree

to arrest

to free, to set free

arrival

departure

to arrive

to depart, to leave

artificial

natural

to ask

to answer

asleep

awake

to attack

to defend

attack

defence, protection

attic

cellar

autumn

spring

awake

asleep

awful

delicious, nice, pleasant

   

B

back

in front of

background

foreground

backward

forward

bad

good

bad luck

fortune, good luck

beauty

ugliness

before

after

to begin

to end, to finish

beginning

end, ending

behind

in front of

below

above

best

worst

better

worse

beautiful

ugly

big

small

birth

death

bitter

sweet

black

white

blunt

sharp

body

soul

to bore

to amuse, to be interested in

boring

exciting, interesting

to borrow

to lend

bottom

top

boy

girl

brave

cowardly, afraid

to break

to mend, to fix

broad

narrow

brother

sister

to build

to destroy

busy

lazy

to buy

to sell

   

C

calm

excited

careful

careless

careless

careful

to catch

to miss, to throw

ceiling

floor

cellar

attic

centre

outskirts, suburb

certainly

probably

changeable

constant

cheap

expensive

child

adult, grown-up

children

parents

clean

dirty

clever

stupid

to close

to open

closed

open

cloudy

clear, sunny, bright

 

 

cold (adj)

hot

cold (noun)

heat

to come

to go

comedy

drama, tragedy

complicated

simple

compliment

insult

compulsory

voluntary

to connect

to separate

consonant

vowel

constant

changeable

construction

destruction

to continue

to interrupt

cool

warm

correct

false, wrong

courage

fear

courageous

cowardly

cowardly

brave, courageous

to create

to destroy

cruel

human, kind
humane

to cry

to whisper

to cry

to laugh

curly

straight

   

D

to damage

to repair

danger

security, safety

dangerous

safe

dark

light

daughter

son

dawn

dusk

day

night

deep

shallow

defeat

victory

delicious

awful

to deny

to admit

to depart

to arrive

departure

arrival

desperate

hopeful

to destroy

to build, to create, to form

destruction

construction

devil

angel

dictatorship

democracy

to die

to live

different

alike, equal, the same

difficult

easy

dirty

clean

disease

health

distant

near

to divide

to unite

division

unity

to divorce

to marry

divorce

marriage, wedding

divorced

married

domestic

foreign

down

up

downstairs

upstairs

drama

comedy

dry

humid, wet

dull

interesting

dusk

dawn

   

E

early

late

east

west

easy

difficult, hard

elementary

advanced

to emigrate

to immigrate

emigration

immigration

empty

full

to end

to begin

end

beginning

ending

beginning

enemy

friend

to enjoy

to hate

to enter

to leave

entrance

exit

equal

different

even

odd

evening

morning

everybody

nobody

everything

nothing

exactly

approximately

excited

calm

exciting

boring

to exclude

to include

exit

entrance

expensive

cheap

export

import

exposure

shelter

extreme

moderate

   

F

to fail

to succeed, to pass

failure

success

false

correct, true

far

near

fast

slow

fat

slim, thin

fear

courage

female

male

few

many

 

 

to find

to lose

 

to finish

to begin

 

finish

start

 

first

final, last

 

to fix

to break

 

flat

hilly

 

floor

ceiling

 

to follow

to lead

 

to forbid

to allow, to let, to permit

 

for

against

 

foreground

background

 

foreign

domestic

 

foreigner

native

 

to forget

to remember

 

to form

to destroy

 

fortune

bad luck

 

forward

backward

 

to free

to arrest

 

to freeze

to melt

 

frequently

occasionally

 

friend

enemy

 

front

rear

 

in front of

back, behind

 

full

empty

 

funny

serious

 

future

past, present

 

   

 

G

 

general

particular, special

 

generous

mean

 

gentle

violent, rough, strict

 

gentleman

lady

 

girl

boy

 

to give

to take

 

to go

to come, to stop

 

good

bad

 

godfather

godmother

 

grown-up

child

 

guest

host

 

guilty

innocent

 

   

 

H

 

happiness

sadness

 

happy

sad

 

handsome

ugly

 

hard

easy, soft

 

to harvest

to plant

 

to hate

to enjoy, to like, to love

 

health

disease, illness

 

healthy

ill, sick

 

heat

cold

 

heaven

hell

 

heavy

light

 

hell

heaven

 

here

there

 

high

deep

 

high

low

 

hilly

flat

 

to hit

to miss

 

hopeful

desperate, hopeless

 

hopeless

hopeful

 

horizontal

vertical

 

host

guest, visitor

 

hot

cold

 

huge

tiny

 

human

animal

 

humane

cruel

 

humid

dry

 

hungry

thirsty

 

husband

wife

 

   

 

I

 

in front of

back, behind

 

to ignore

to notice

 

ill

healty, well

 

to immigrate

to emigrate

 

immigration

emigration

 

import

export

 

in

out

 

to include

to exclude

 

to increase

to reduce

 

innocent

guilty

 

inside

outside

 

insult

compliment

 

intelligent

silly, stupid

 

intentional

accidental

 

interested

bored

 

interesting

boring, dull

 

to interrupt

to continue

 

   

 

J

 

to jeopardize

to secure

 

jolly

unhappy

 

junior

senior

 

   

 

K

 

keen

uninterested

 

kind

cruel, nasty

 

   
 
 

 

 

L

lack

abundance, plenty

lady

gentleman

to land

to take off

land

water

large

small

last

first

late

early

to laugh

to cry

lazy

active, busy

to lead

to follow

to learn

to teach

to leave

to arrive, to enter

left

right

to lend

to borrow

less

more

to let

to forbid

to lie

to stand

life

death

light

dark, heavy

to like

to hate

liquid

solid

little

big, large

little

much

to live

to die

long

short

to lose

to find, to win

loser

winner

loud

quiet

to love

to hate

lovely

terrible

low

high

to lower

to raise

M

major

minor

male

female

man

woman

many

few, some

marriage

divorce

married

divorced, single

to marry

to divorce

master

servant

maximum

minimum

mean

generous

to melt

to freeze

men

women

to mend

to break

mess

order

midnight

noon

minimum

maximum

minor

major

to miss

to hit, to catch

moderate

extreme

modern

ancient, old

monarchy

republic

moon

sun

more

less

morning

evening

mountain

valley

much

little

N

narrow

broad, wide

nasty

nice, pleasant

native

foreigner, stranger

natural

artificial

near

distant, far

negative

affirmative

nephew

niece

never

always

new

ancient, old

nice

awful, nasty

niece

nephew

night

day

no

yes

nobody

everybody

noisy

quiet, silent

noon

midnight

none of

al lof

normal

strange

north

south

not yet

already

nothing

everything

to notice

to ignore

now

then

O

occasionally

frequently

occupied

vacant

odd

even

off

on

often

seldom, sometimes

old

modern, new, young

on

off

to open

to close, to shut

open

closed, shut

opponent

supporter

order

mess

ordinary

special

other

same

out

in

 

 

outside

inside

outskirts

centre

over

under

   

P

parents

children

part

whole

partial

total

particular

general

to pass

to fail

past

future, present

peace

war

to permit

to forbid

to plant

to harvest

plenty

lack

pleasant

awful

polite

rude, impolite

poor

rich, wealthy

poverty

wealth

powerful

weak

presence

absence

present

past, future

pretty

ugly

private

public

probably

certainly

professional

amateur

to protect

to attack

protection

attack

public

private

to pull

to push

pupil

teacher

to push

to pull

   

Q

question

answer

quick

slow

quiet

loud, noisy

   

R

to raise

to lower

rainy

sunny

rear

front

to receive

to send

to reduce

to increase

to refuse

to agree, to accept

regret

satisfaction

to remember

to forget

to repair

to damage

to reply

to ask

reply

question

republic

dictatorship, monarchy

to rest

to work

rich

poor

right

left, wrong

to rise

to sink

rough

gentle, smooth, soft

rude

polite

rural

urban

   

S

sad

happy

sadness

happiness

safe

dangerous

safety

danger

same, similar

different

satisfaction

dissatisfaction

to satisfy

to disssatisfy

to save

to spend, to waste

to scream

to whisper

security

danger

seldom

often

to sell

to buy

to send

to receive

to sit

to stand

senior

junior

to separate

to connect, to unite

serious

funny

servant

master

to set free

to arrest

shallow

deep

sharp

blunt

shelter

exposure

short

long, tall

to shout

to whisper

to shut

to open

sick

healthy

silent

noisy

silly, stupid

intelligent

simple

complicated

to sink

to rise

single

married

sister

brother

slim

fat

slow

fast, quick

small

big, large, tall

smooth

rough

soft

hard, rough

solid

liquid

somber

colorful, cheerful

some

many

son

daughter

soul

body

sour

sweet

 

 

south

north

special

general, ordinary

spring

autumn

to stand

to sit

to start

to stop

start

finish, end, stop

to stop

to start, to go

to stand

to lie

strange

normal

strict

tolerant, indulgent

strong

weak

student

teacher

stupid

clever, intelligent

suburb

centre

to succeed

to fail

success

failure

to subtract

to add

sugar

salt

summer

winter

sun

moon

sunny

cloudy, rainy

supporter

opponent

to suspect

to trust

sweet

bitter, sour

synonym

antonym

T

to take

to give

to take off

to land

tall

small, short

to teach

to learn

teacher

pupil, student

thankful

thankless

terrible

lovely

there

here

then

now

thin

thick, fat

to throw

to catch

tight

loose

tiny

huge

together

apart

tomorrow

yesterday

top

bottom

total

partial

town

village

tragedy

comedy

trivial

important

true

false

to trust

to suspect

   

U

ugliness

beauty

ugly

beautiful, handsome, pretty

under

over

to unite

to divide, to separate

unity

division

up

down

upstairs

downstairs

urban

rural

urgent

leisurely

useless

useful

   

V

vacant

occupied

valley

mountain

vertical

horizontal

victory

defeat

village

town

violent

gentle

visitor

host

voluntary

compulsory

vowel

consonant

   

W

war

peace

warm

cool

to waste

to save

water

land

weak

powerful, strong

wealth

poverty

wealthy

poor

wedding

divorce

well

ill

west

east

wet

dry

to whisper

to scream, to shout

white

black

whole

part

wide

narrow

wife

husband

to win

to lose

winner

loser

winter

summer

to work

to rest

woman

man

women

men

worse

better

worst

best

wrong

correct, right

   

Y

yes

no

yesterday

tomorrow

young

old

 

 

Antonyms or opposites list from A to Z