Theory:

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 poem "Whatif":
No.
Word
Antonyms
1
NightDay
2
InsideOutside
3
LongShort
4
Same Different
5
OldNew
6
DumbClever
7
CloseOpen
8
CryLaugh
9
SickHealthy
10
DieLive
11
FlunkPass
12
GrowShrink
13
TallerShorter
14
SmallerBigger
15
StartStop
16
LateEarly
17
Everything Nothing
18
SwellPoor
19
HereThere
20
GetGive
21
PoisonMedicine
22
LikeDislike
 23Don'tDo
24
WarPeace
 
Important!
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