English Opposite/Antonym Words List

English Opposite/Antonym Words List

English Opposite/Antonym Words List



alive – dead

all – none

allow – forbid


already – not yet

always – never

ancient – modern

angel – devil

animal – human

annoy – satisfy

answer – ask

answer – question

apart – together

artificial – natural

ascent – descent

ask – answer

asleep – awake

attack – defend

attack – defence

attic – cellar

autumn – spring

awake – asleep

awful – nice

back – in front of

backward – forward



bad – good

bottom – top

boy – girl

brave – cowardly

break – fix

broad – narrow

careful – careless

careless – careful

catch – miss

ceiling – floor

cellar – attic

certainly – probably

clever – stupid

close – open

closed – open

cloudy – clear

death – birth

deep – shallow

defeat – victory

empty – full

end – begin

end – beginning

ending – beginning

enemy – friend

enjoy – hate

enter – leave

entrance – exit

equal – different

even – odd

excited – calm

exciting – boring

exclude – include

exit – entrance

final – first

find – lose

finish – begin

finish – start

first – final

fix – break

flat – hilly

floor – ceiling

follow – lead



forbid – allow

form – destroy

fortune – bad luck

fresh – old/stale

harvest – plant

health – disease

healthy – ill

 heaven – hell

heavy – light

hell – heaven

host – guest

huge – tiny

human – animal

humane – cruel

humid – dry

hungry – thirsty

husband – wife

in front of – back

ignore – notice

import – export

in – out

include – exclude

life – death

light – dark

like – hate

little – big

little – much

live – die

long – short

lose – win

loud – quiet

love – hate

male – female

miss – catch

moon – sun

more – less

much – little

nasty – nice

new – ancient

nice – awful

niece – nephew

night – day

plant – harvest

plenty – lack

pleasant – awful

rear – front

right – left

rude – polite

rural – urban

sad – happy

satisfy – annoy

small – big

smooth – rough

some – many

south – north

start – finish

town – village

ugly – beautiful

under – over

wide – narrow

wife – husband

work – rest

woman – man

young – old


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