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English

Etymology

circa 1870: ant- +‎ -onym

Pronunciation

  • enPR: ǎnt′ənĭm'
  • IPA(key): /ˈæntəˌnɪm/
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Noun

antonym (plural antonyms)

  1. (semantics) A word which has the opposite meaning of another word.
    Antonyms: synonym
    “rich” is an antonym of “poor”; “full” is an antonym of “empty”
    1. A word that describes one end of a scale, while its opposite describes the other end, such as large versus small; a gradable antonym.
      • 2005, Andrew John Merrison, Aileen Bloomer, Patrick Griffiths and Christopher J. Hall, Introducing Language in Use[1], page 111:
        All four lines of the pattern are required to establish that hot and cold are antonyms.
        The water is hot entails The water is not cold.
        The water is cold entails The water is not hot.
        The water is not hot does not entail The water is cold.
        The water is not cold does not entail The water is hot.

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  • Wiktionary:Semantic relations

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Danish

Adjective

antonym

  1. antonymous

Inflection

Inflection of antonym
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular antonym 2
Neuter singular antonymt 2
Plural antonyme 2
Definite attributive1 antonyme
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

Noun

antonym n (singular definite antonymet, plural indefinite antonymer)

  1. antonym

Declension

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Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Ancient Greek antonymia, from ἀντί (antí, against) + ὄνυμα (ónuma)

Noun

antonym n (definite singular antonymet, indefinite plural antonym or antonymer, definite plural antonyma or antonymene)

  1. antonym

Antonyms

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Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Ancient Greek antonymia, from ἀντί (antí, against) + ὄνυμα (ónuma)

Noun

antonym n (definite singular antonymet, indefinite plural antonym, definite plural antonyma)

  1. antonym

Antonyms

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Swedish

Adjective

antonym (comparative mer antonym, superlative mest antonym)

  1. antonymous

Declension

Inflection of antonym
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular antonym mer antonym mest antonym
Neuter singular antonymt mer antonymt mest antonymt
Plural antonyma mer antonyma mest antonyma
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 antonyme mer antonyme mest antonyme
All antonyma mer antonyma mest antonyma
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

Noun

antonym c

  1. antonym

Declension

Declension of antonym 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative antonym antonymen antonymer antonymerna
Genitive antonyms antonymens antonymers antonymernas

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