Antonyms are words that have the exact opposite meaning of another word.
Example:
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Antonyms derive its name from the word "anti" meaning "opposite" and "onym" meaning "name".
Antonyms are important because it helps to understand the exact meaning of the word given. To understand the meaning of a word, we can also take a look at the antonym or the opposite word. It helps us to find the exact meaning from diverse meanings, from the opposite point of view.
Important!
It may be interesting to note that most dictionaries present the meaning, synonyms and antonyms of words for a clear understanding.
Example:
Let us take up the case of the word "beautiful".
  • The dictionary meaning is "pleasing the senses or mind aesthetically". Synonyms are "lovely, pretty, good-looking" and the antonym is "ugly".
  • The antonym expresses the opposite meaning and it is precise. It helps to understand the word "beautiful" from a reverse perspective also.
Important!
Click here for an extensive list of antonyms.
Antonyms of words from the lesson "Footprints Without Feet":
S.No
Words
Antonyms
1
FreshStale
2
AppearDisappear
3
CommonUncommon
4
Strange
Familiar
5
KnownUnknown
6
TransparentOpaque
7
LikeDislike
8
VisibleInvisible
9
BigSmall
10
WarmCold/Cool
11
BadGood
12
NewOld
13
ArrivalDeparture
14
SatisfiedDissatisfied
15
OpenClose
16
LockUnlock
17
StrongerWeaker
18
EmptyFull
19
ConsciousUnconscious
20
EasyDifficult
21
RareFrequent/Common
22
UpDown
23
EscapeCapture
24
WideNarrow
 
Important!
To practise more synonyms, click here.