30 examples of most common and popular English antonyms you should know

by | Jan 3, 2019 | English and Study Tips

Egide Sabumukiza

Egide Sabumukiza

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Antonyms can be used to demonstrate contrast between two things or provide clues as to what is meant. The English language is complex. We can say one thing a hundred different ways is surely part of the English magic.

Here is a list of 30 examples of most common and popular antonyms you should know.

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Egide Sabumukiza

  • idle – busy
  • strong – weak
  • against – for
  • illegal – lawful
  • summer – winter
  • ahead – behind
  • imaginary – real
  • sun – moon
  • all – none
  • import – export

  • sweet – sour
  • always – never
  • imprison – free
  • beneath – above
  • antique – modern
  • include – exclude
  • best – worst
  • asleep – awake
  • lead – follow
  • bitter – sweet

  • attack – defend
  • left – right
  • black – white
  • aunt – uncle
  • careful – careless
  • borrow – lend
  • authentic – imitation
  • catch – throw
  • bottom – top
  • awake – asleep

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