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Antonyms are two words that have opposite meanings. Synonyms are words that have the same or nearly the same meaning. Homonyms are words that are pronounced the same, and are sometimes spelled the same, but have different meanings.

Antonym Examples

  • Achieve Fail
  • Idle Active
  • Afraid Confident
  • Ancient Modern
  • Arrive Depart
  • Arrogant Humble
  • Ascend Descend
  • Attack Defend
  • Blunt Sharp
  • Brave Cowardly
  • Cautious Careless
  • Complex Simple
  • Compliment Insult
  • Brave Cowardly
  • Crazy Sane
  • Crooked Straight
  • Decrease Increase
  • Demand Supply
  • Destroy Create
  • Divide Unite
  • Drunk Sober
  • Expand Contract
  • Freeze – Boil
  • Full Empty
  • Generous Stingy
  • Giant Dwarf
  • Gloomy Cheerful
  • Guilty Innocent
  • Hire Fire
  • Include Exclude
  • Individual Group
  • Innocent Guilty
  • Compliment Insult
  • Knowledge Ignorance
  • Liquid Solid
  • Lonely Crowded
  • Major Minor
  • Marvelous Terrible
  • Mature Immature
  • Maximum – Minimum
  • Noisy Quiet
  • Optimist – Pessimist
  • Ordinary Extraordinary
  • Partial Complete
  • Passive Active
  • Permanent Unstable
  • Plentiful Sparse
  • Positive Negative
  • Powerful Weak
  • Praise Criticism
  • Private Public
  • Problem Solution
  • Professional Amateur
  • Profit Loss
  • Quality Inferiority
  • Random Specific
  • Rigid Flexible
  • Segregate Integrate
  • Shame Honor
  • Simple – Complicated
  • Single Married
  • Stiff Flexible
  • Strength Weakness
  • Sturdy Weak
  • Sunny – Cloudy
  • Superb Inferior
  • Temporary Permanent
  • Timid Bold
  • Toward Away
  • Tragic Comic
  • Transparent – Opaque
  • Triumph Defeat
  • Union Separation
  • Unique Common
  • Upset Stabilize
  • Urge Deter
  • Vacant Occupied
  • Vague Definite
  • Vertical Horizontal
  • Villain Hero
  • Visible – Invisible
  • Wax – Wane
  • Wealth Poverty

For more examples of antonyms, including graded antonyms, complementary antonyms and relational anonyms read Examples of Antonyms .

Synonym Examples

  • Annihilation, destruction, carnage, extinction
  • Benefit, profit, revenue, yield
  • Cunning, keen, sharp, slick
  • Destitute, poor, bankrupt, impoverished
  • Deterioration, pollution, defilement, adulteration
  • Enormous, huge, gigantic, massive
  • Fertile, fruitful, abundant, productive
  • House, dwelling, abode, domicile
  • Intelligent, clever, brilliant, knowledgeable
  • Loyal, faithful, ardent, devoted
  • Organization, institution, management
  • Partner, associate, colleague, companion
  • Polite, courteous, cordial, gracious
  • Risky, dangerous, perilous, treacherous
  • Sleepy, drowsy, listless, sluggish
  • Vacant, empty, deserted, uninhabited

For more examples of synonyms read Examples of Synonyms .

Homonym Examples

  • Aid – Aide
  • Affect – Effect
  • Aisle – I ll – Isle
  • Aloud – Allowed
  • Altar – Alter
  • Ark – Arc
  • Ball – Bawl
  • Base – Bass
  • Beech – Beach
  • Birth – Berth
  • Bore – Boar
  • Byte – Bite
  • Blew – Blue
  • Bow – Bough
  • Boy – Buoy
  • Bread – Bred
  • Browse – Brows
  • Cell – Sell
  • Cereal – Serial
  • Chilly – Chili – Chile
  • Chord – Cord
  • Complement – Compliment
  • Counsel – Council
  • Creak – Creek
  • Crews – Cruise
  • Dual – Duel
  • Fair – Fare
  • Fairy – Ferry
  • Feat – Feet
  • Fir – Fur
  • Flea – Flee
  • Gorilla – Guerrilla
  • Grease – Greece
  • Groan – Grown
  • Hall – Haul
  • Halve – Have
  • Holey – Holy – Wholly
  • Incite – Insight
  • Jeans – Genes
  • Knead – Need
  • Knight – Night
  • Lessen – Lesson
  • Links – Lynx
  • Loan – Lone
  • Oral – Aural
  • Ought – Aught
  • Oar – Or – Ore
  • Overdo – Overdue
  • Peak – Peek
  • Phase – Faze
  • Pole – Poll
  • Pray – Prey
  • Principal – Principle
  • Raze – Raise
  • Real – ReeL
  • Ring – Wring
  • Role – Roll
  • Sew – So – Sow
  • Site – Sight – Cite
  • Soar – Sore
  • Sole – Soul
  • Toe – Tow
  • Vary – Very
  • Wail – Whale
  • Wait – Weight
  • We – Wee
  • Weather – Whether
  • Which – Witch
  • Whose – Who s

For more examples of homonyms read Examples of Homonyms .

You can also check out this page on Antonyms, Synonyms and Homonyms to better understand these three types of words.

Examples of Antonyms, Synonyms and Homonyms


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