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 lesson "The Old-Clock Shop":
No.
Word
Antonyms
1
ArriveDepart
2
BurningExtinguish
3
OldNew/Young
4
SoldBought
5
ColdHot
6
Front Back
7
CloserFarther
8
GrowingShrinking
9
SlowlyQuickly
10
SmileFrown
11
UnfriendlyFriendly
12
Restless Calm/Still
13
AngerPleasure
14
CruelGracious
15
LuckMisfortune
16
SorryGlad
17
Calmly Hurriedly
18
NeedyRich
19
LoanedBorrowed
20
GreatTrivial
21
PullPush
22
EndedBegan
23
TogetherSeparately
24
Goodwill Hostility
 
Important!
To practise more antonyms, click here.