The Ultimate list of Commonly Known Antonyms in English (A-F)

An antonym is a word that means the opposite of the other word. For example, night and day are antonyms of each other.

WordAntonym
abovebelow
absentpresent
abundantscarce
acceptrefuse
accidentalintentional
accurateinaccurate
achievefail
activelazy
addsubtract
admitdeny
advanceretreat
advantagedisadvantage
affirmativenegative
afraidconfident
afterbefore
againstfor
agreedisagree
aheadbehind
alikedifferent
alivedead
allnone
allowdeny
allyenemy
alwaysnever
amateurprofessional
ancient/antiquemodern
animalhuman
annoysatisfy
answerquestion
antonymsynonym
approachedreceded
approvaldenial
argueagree
arrivedepart
arroganthumble
artificialnatural
ascentdescent
asleepawake
attackdefend
attentionneglect
atticcellar
authenticimitation
autumnspring
awfulnice
backin front of
backgroundforeground
backwardforward
badgood
baldhairy
beauty/beautifulugliness/ugly
beforeafter
begoffer
begin/beginningend
behindin front of
beneathabove
best/betterworst/worse
bigsmall/little
birthdeath
bittersweet
blackwhite
blamepraise
bluntsharp
boldtimid
borrowlend
bottomtop
brave/braverycowardly/cowardice
breakfix
brieflong
brightdull
broadnarrow
busyidle
buysell
calmtroubled
carefulcareless
capableincapable
captivityfreedom
catchmiss
cautiouscareless
ceasebegin
ceilingfloor
centreoutskirts
certainlyprobably
changeableconstant
cheapexpensive
cheerfulsad
cleandirty
clearcloudy
cleverstupid
closeopen
coldhot
comego
comedytragedy
complexsimple
complimentinsult
compulsoryvoluntary
concealreveal
condemnpraise
connectseparate
conquerfail
consonantvowel
constantchangeable
continueinterrupt
contractexpand
coolwarm
correctincorrect
countrycity
couragecowardice
courteousrude
crazysane
createdestroy
crookedstraight
cruelkind
crywhisper/laugh
cunningsimple
dangeroussafe
darklight
daughterson
deepshallow
defeatvictory
deliciousawful
descendantancestor
desperatehopeful
destroybuild
destructionconstruction
devilangel
dictatorshiprepublic
dielive
differentalike
difficulteasy
dirtyclean
dismalcheerful
divorcemarriage
downup
dwarfgiant
earlylate
ebbflow
emptyfull
encouragediscourage
enemyfriend
enjoyhate
entranceexit
expensiveinexpensive
extrememoderate
failsucceed
falsetrue
famousunknown
farnear
fastslow
fatslim
feeblestrong
fertilebarren
fewmany
fictionfact
findlose
firstlast
floatsink
followlead
foolishwise
franksecretive
freezeboil
frequentseldom

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One response to “The Ultimate list of Commonly Known Antonyms in English (A-F)”

  1. I could not resist commenting. Exceptionally well written!

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