opposite word

opposite words

Definitions of opposite word
  1. noun
    a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other
    synonyms: antonym, opposite
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    equivalent word, synonym
    two words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that context
    direct antonym
    antonyms that are commonly associated (e.g., `wet' and `dry')
    indirect antonym
    antonyms whose opposition is mediated (e.g., the antonymy of `wet' and `parched' is mediated by the similarity of `parched' to `dry')
    type of:
    a unit of language that native speakers can identify
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