10 Antonyms in English, 10 Opposite Words

10 Antonyms in English, 10 Opposite Words! Below are the 10 most common words with their antonyms and opposites words. Antonyms are very important in English and learning antonyms can greatly help in English speaking and learning. In today’s lesson, we are going to learn the most common antonyms in English. We are providing the four different antonyms of a word. You can download this list of antonyms in PDF.

10 Antonyms in English

Word Antonym-1 Antonym-2 Antonym-3 Antonym-4
Artificial Real Unaffected Genuine Natural
Ally Detractor Foe Antagonist Enemy
Approached Leave Retreat  Departed Receded
Abundant Sparse Meager Lacking Scarce
Asleep Attentive Awake Conscious Awake
Ancient Fresh New Current Modern
Alive Sluggish Deceased Unconscious Dead
Attack Shelter Shield Flight Defense
Admit Expel Oust Repudiate Deny
Answer Quiet Trouble  Query Question
Accept Deny Reject Fail Refuse
Approval Veto Refusal Denial Disapproval
Agree Resist Object Reject Disagree
Absence Existence Enough Plenty Presence
Attention Lethargy Neglect Disregard Inattention
Advance Behind Later  Retire Retreat
Accurate Unreliable Faulty Indefinite Inaccurate
Advantage Impotence Inferiority Harm Disadvantage
Ascend Slump Decline Drop Descend

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List of Common Antonyms and Synonyms

Words Synonyms Antonyms
Consolidate centralize, fortify weaken
Abash disconcert, rattle uphold, discompose
Celebrated acclaimed, lionized unknown, inglorious
Comic clown, jester tragic, tragedian
Brittle breakable, crisp tough, enduring
Bold adventurous timid
Base vulgar, coarse summit, noble
Chaste virtuous, pure sullied, lustful
Acumen awareness, brilliance stupidity, ignorance
Calm harmonious, unruffled stormy, turbulent
Carnal earthly, fleshly spiritual
Bustle commotion, tumult slowness, quiet
Contrary dissimilar, conflicting similar, alike
Abolish abrogate, annul setup, establish
Adjunct joined, added separated, subtracted
Consolidate solidify, strengthen separate, weaken
Batty insane, silly sane
Classic simple, typical romantic, unusual
Adherent follower, disciple rival, adversary
Camouflage cloak, disguise reveal
Bewitching alluring, charming repulsive, repugnant
Allure entice, fascinate repulse, repel
Captivate beguile, bewitch repel
Bind predicament release
Comprise include, contain reject, lack
Contempt scorn, disregard regard, praise
Adversity misfortune, calamity prosperity, fortune
Abortive vain, unproductive productive
Censure rebuke, reprimand praise, acceptance
Baroque florid, gilt plain, unadorned
Boisterous clamorous, rowdy placid, calm
Consequence effect, outcome origin, start
Clandestine covert, furtive open, legal
Consent agree, permit object disagree
Alien foreigner, outsider native, resident
Catholic generic, liberal narrow- minded
Cunning acute, smart naive, coarse
Conceit egotism, immodesty modesty
Audacity boldness, courage mildness, cowardice
Benign favorable, friendly malignant, cruel
Benevolent benign, generous malevolent, miserly
Compact bunched, thick loose, diffuse
Barrier barricade, obstacle link, assistance
Amplify augment, deepen lessen, contract
Callous insensitive, indurated kind, merciful
Blunt dull, insensitive keen, sharp
Capable competent, able incompetent, inept
Busy active, engaged idle, lazy
Captivity imprisonment, confinement freedom, liberty
Calamity adversity, misfortune fortune
Adamant stubborn, inflexible flexible, soft
Coarse bawdy, boorish fine, chaste
Authentic accurate, credible fictitious, unreal
Baffle astound, faze facilitate, clarify
Arraign incriminate, indict exculpate, pardon
Candid blunt, bluff evasive
Cement plaster, mortar disintegrate
Captivate charm, fascinate disillusion offend
Courtesy generosity, reverence disdain, rudeness
Concord agreement, accord discord
Accord agreement, harmony discord
Confident bold, undaunted diffident, cowardly
Concur approve, agree differ, disagree
Creation formation, foundation destruction
Ascend climb escalate descend, decline
Concede yield, permit deny, reject
Abound flourish, proliferate deficient, destitute
Bawdy erotic, coarse decent, moral
Cheap competitive, inexpensive dear, unreasonable
Barren desolate, sterile damp, fertile
Compassion kindness, sympathy cruelty, barbarity
Acrimony harshness, bitterness courtesy, benevolence
Adhere comply, observe condemn, disjoin
Conspicuous prominent, obvious concealed, hidden
Absolve pardon, forgive compel, accuse
Callous obdurate, unfeeling compassionate, tender
Calumny defamation, aspersion commendation, praise
Abject despicable, servile commendable, praiseworthy
Befogged becloud, dim clear headed, uncloud
Barbarous frustrate, perplex civilized
Chastise punish, admonish cheer, encourage
Bleak grim, austere bright, pleasant
Bleak austere, blank bright, cheerful
Cease terminate, desist begin, originate
Calculating canny, devious artless, honest
Abjure forsake, renounce approve, sanction
Condemn castigate, chide approve, praise
Contradict deny, oppose approve, confirm
Admonish counsel, reprove approve, applaud
Compress abbreviate, shrink amplify, expand
Allay pacify, soothe aggravate, excite
Alleviate abate, relieve aggravate, enhance
Abate moderate, decrease aggravate
Awkward rude, blundering adroit, clever
Axiom adage, truism absurdity, blunder