noun (C) a word that means the opposite to another word: `Good' is the antonym of `bad'. -compare synonym - antonymous adjective

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  • antonym — (n.) 1867, coined to serve as opposite of SYNONYM (Cf. synonym), from Gk. anti equal to, instead of, opposite (see ANTI (Cf. anti )) + onym name (see NAME (Cf. name) (n.)). Perhaps introduced to English in the book Synonyms and Antonyms (1867) by …   Etymology dictionary

  • antonym — [an′tə nim΄] n. [with altered sense (as if < ANTI ) < Gr antōnymia, a pronoun < anti , equal to, instead of, opposite (see ANTI ) + onyma, NAME] a word that is opposite in meaning to another word [“sad” is an antonym of “happy”] …   English World dictionary

  • Antonym — An to*nym, n. [Gr. ? a word used in substitution for another; ? + ?, ?, a word.] A word of opposite meaning; a counterterm; used as a correlative of synonym. [R.] C. J. Smith. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antonym — index contra Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • antonym — opposite, contradictory, contrary, antithesis, antipode (see under OPPOSITE adj) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • antonym — [n] word with opposite meaning to another word opposite, reverse; concept 275 Ant. synonym …   New thesaurus

  • antonym — ► NOUN ▪ a word opposite in meaning to another. ORIGIN from Greek anti against + onoma a name …   English terms dictionary

  • Antonym — Antonyme sind in der Sprachwissenschaft Wörter mit gegensätzlicher Bedeutung. In gleicher Bedeutung werden auch die Ausdrücke Gegensatzwort (oder (kürzer) Gegenwort) verwandt. Zwei Wörter, die füreinander Gegensatzwörter sind, heißen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • antonym — noun /ˈæntəˌnɪm/ A word which has the opposite meaning to another, although not necessarily in all its senses. rich is an antonym of poor ; full is an antonym of empty . Ant: synonym See Also: antonymic, antonymous, antonymy …   Wiktionary

  • Antonym — Umkehrung; Gegenwort; Gegensatzwort; Gegenteil; Komplement; Gegentum (umgangssprachlich) * * * Ant|o|nym auch: An|to|nym 〈n. 11; Sprachw.〉 Wort von entgegensetzter Bedeutung, z. B. „hell“ im Gegensatz zu „dunkel“; Ggs Synonym [<grch …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Antonym — An·to·nym das; s, e; ein Antonym (zu etwas) Ling; ein Wort, das die entgegengesetzte Bedeutung eines anderen Wortes hat ≈ Gegenteil ↔ Synonym: ,,Heiß ist ein Antonym zu ,,kalt …   Langenscheidt Großwörterbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache

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