Competitive Exams: English Antonyms

Cold

Hot

Live

Die

Lead

follow

employ

dismiss

Dry

wet

Long

Short

Land

water

liberty

slavery

Love

Hate

Like

Dislike

Bow

stern

think

guess

Question

Answer

Gay

Grave

Stationary

moving

work

rest

Asleep

Awake

Rejoice

Mourn

Dynamic

static

worker

drone

Front

Back

Pleasant

Disagreeable

centrifugal

centripetal

familiar

strange

Joy

Sorrow

Success

Failure

oriental

occidental

freedom

captivity

Begin

Cease

Harmony

Discord

miser

spendthrift

barren

fruitful

Find

Lose

Blessing

Curse

sober

intoxicated

sacred

profane

Friend

Enemy

Generous

Mean

spacious

limited

virtue

vice

Dead

Alive

Velour

Cowardice

future

past

wisdom

folly

Busy

Idle

Bravery

Cowardice

abundance

scarcity

polite

rude

Sweet

Sour

Advance

Retreat

common

rare

proper

common

Bright

dull

Arrive

Depart

simply

complex

Attack

Defend

True

FALSE

Before

After

ally

enemy

bashful

bold

Start

Finish

Appear

Vanish

teach

learn

inhale

exhale

Ugly

beautiful

Everywhere

Nowhere

natural

artificial

expand

contract

Near

far

Earth

Sea

polite

saucy

victor

vanquished

Kind

cruel

Hill

Valley

summit

base

antecedent

consequent

full

Mountain

Plain

apex

base

eager

reluctant

Ever

never

Right

Left

cloudy

clear

order

chaos

Bless

curse

Public

Private

dawn

duck

certain

doubt

Adult

child

Acute

Obtuse

ascend

descend

venial

unpardonable

North

south

Lazy

Industrious

vacant

occupied

rigid

flexible

Absent

present

Master

Servant

hope

despair

novice

veteran

Poor

rich

Arrive

Depart

interior

exterior

industry

sloth

Right

wrong

Remember

Forget

permanent

temporary

accelerate

retard

Win

lose

Appoint

Dismiss

obey

command

benevolent

malevolent

Peace

war

Knowledge

Ignorance

negative

positive

compulsory

voluntary

Rough

smooth

Placid

ruddy

conceal

reveal

analysis

synthesis

Coarse

fine

Raw

cooked

hide

show

surplus

deficit

Top

bottom

Help

hinder

singular

plural

prosperous

indigent

Buy

sell

Accept

refuse

foreign

native

consent

dissent

Life

death

Robust

feeble

smile

frown

include

exclude

Proud

humble

Good

bad

multiply

divide

transverse

longitudinal

Easy

difficult

Big

small

wax

wane

attract

distract

Cheap

dear

Clever

stupid

prosperity

adversity

amateur

professional

Inside

outside

Here

there

victory

defeat

confine

release

Give

take

first

last

superior

inferior

orthodox

heterodox

Hit

miss

early

late

level

steep

pure

adulterated

Wide

narrow

fat

thin

liquid

solid

lovely

repulsive

Loud

soft

join

separate

pardon

punish

graceful

hideous

Clean

dirty

light

dark

complainant

defendant

pugnacious

peaceful

Weep

laugh

Day

night

debtor

creditor

hostile

friendly

Collect

disperse

Many

few

rural

urban

gentile

Jew

Youth

age

All

none

emigrant

immigrant

monotony

variety

Modern

ancient

often

seldom

optimist

pessimist

survive

succumb

Former

latter

fresh

stale

sincere

insincere

prospective

retrospective

Least

greatest

straight

crooked

numerous

sparse

premature

overdue

Slender

stout

Weak

strong

transparent

opaque

caution

recklessness

East

west

Deep

shallow

pedestrian

passenger

force

compel

High

low

Open

close

powerful

feeble

colleague

antagonist

Upper

lower

Black

white

guilty

innocent

prudence

indiscretion

Higher

lower

praise

blame

heaven

hell

motionless

agitated

Better

worse

This

that

heroic

base

accurate

inaccurate

Entrance

exit

These

those

ancestor

progeny

Indigenous

Exotic

Active

passive

Morning

evening

assemble

disperse

Apprehend

Release

Noise

silence

Summer

winter

condemn

exonerate

Gaiety

Melancholy

Quiet

noisy

Young

old

slim

stout

Solitary

Populous

Inner

outer

Giant

dwarf

minimum

maximum

Sparse

Populated

Lend

borrow

Wild

tam

arrival

departure

Predecessor

Successor

Go

come

Gain

loss

reward

punishment

Confusion

Orderliness

Hard

soft

Happy

sad

economy

extravagance

Pleasure

Pain

Old

new

Daily

nightly

increase

decrease

Convict

Acquit

Junior

senior

Health

sickness

majority

minority

Engage

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