+1000 Opposite Words in English, Antonyms List

1000 opposite words

+1000 Opposite Words in English, Antonyms List! If you’re an ESL student looking to improve your English vocabulary, one great way to do so is by learning opposite words, or “antonyms.” This blog post will provide you with a list of over 1000 opposite words in English, organized by categories such as positive/negative, common/uncommon, and more. With this handy resource, you’ll be able to expand your English language skills in no time!

What are the opposite words?

The opposite words are the words that have the opposite meaning of the given word. For example, if the given word is ‘big’, then the opposite word will be ‘small’. If the given word is ‘happy’, then the opposite word will be ‘sad’.

Some common English opposite words are:

Positive/Negative: good/bad, happy/sad, right/wrong

Common/Uncommon: common/uncommon, simple/complex

Observed/Unobserved: seen/unseen, known/unknown

Pair Words: man/woman, night/day, mother/father

Opposite Words in English (Antonyms)

  • angel / devil
  • buy / sell
  • enter / leave
  • forbid / allow
  • good / bad
  • humane / cruel
  • lazy / active
  • man / woman
  • often / seldom
  • rich / poor
  • silly / intelligent
  • urban / rural
  • wedding / divorce
  • alive / dead
  • bad luck / good luck
  • break / fix
  • compliment / insult
  • dead / alive
  • down / up
  • free / arrest
  • laugh / cry
  • natural / artificial
  • now / then
  • polite / rude
  • quick / slow
  • serious / funny
  • alike / different
  • ancient / modern
  • animal / human
  • better / worse
  • cellar / attic
  • cowardly / brave
  • day / night
  • drama / comedy
  • equal / different
  • exit / entrance
  • fortune / bad luck
  • heat / cold
  • here / there
  • ignore / notice
  • less / more
  • male / female
  • men / women
  • nice / awful
  • off / on
  • question / answer
  • raise / lower
  • silent / noisy
  • special / general
  • up / down
  • vacant / occupied
  • weak / powerful
  • affirmative / negative
  • awful / nice
  • come / go
  • fat / slim
  • gentleman / lady
  • human / animal
  • interrupt / continue
  • loud / quiet
  • narrow / broad
  • save / spend
  • start / stop
  • west / east
  • allow / forbid
  • cry / laugh
  • divorce / marry
  • evening / morning
  • follow / lead
  • happiness / sadness
  • huge / tiny
  • love / hate
  • professional / amateur
  • shallow / deep
  • solid / liquid
  • trust / suspect
  • violent / gentle
  • below / above
  • child / adult
  • create / destroy
  • dirty / clean
  • empty / full
  • few / many
  • hot / cold
  • morning / evening
  • past / future
  • public / private
  • safe / dangerous
  • shelter / exposure
  • suburb / centre
  • artificial / natural
  • boring / exciting
  • close / open
  • dawn / dusk
  • divide / unite
  • even / odd
  • happy / sad
  • marry / divorce
  • occupied / vacant
  • particular / general
  • rear / front
  • rude / polite
  • soft / hard
  • active / lazy
  • beauty / ugliness
  • divorce / marriage
  • export / import
  • forget / remember
  • hard / easy
  • in / out
  • lie / stand
  • nephew / niece
  • protection / attack
  • salt / sugar
  • strict / gentle
  • unite / divide
  • add / subtract
  • attack / defend
  • birth / death
  • certainly / probably
  • domestic / foreign
  • good luck / bad luck
  • intelligent / silly
  • live / die
  • mess / order
  • near / distant
  • plenty / lack
  • stupid / clever
  • wet / dry
  • awake / asleep
  • distant / near
  • everything / nothing
  • floor / ceiling
  • grown/up / child
  • husband / wife
  • leave / arrive
  • much / little
  • presence / absence
  • rough / smooth
  • stand / sit
  • true / false
  • well/ ill
  • big / small
  • cloudy / clear
  • dark / light
  • division / unity
  • entrance / exit
  • flat / hilly
  • in front of / back
  • negative / affirmative
  • poor / rich
  • rainy / sunny
  • seldom / often
  • simple / complicated
  • sunny / cloudy
  • answer / ask
  • back / in front of
  • broad / narrow
  • cold / heat
  • deep / shallow
  • fail / succeed
  • hungry / thirsty
  • lose / win
  • monarchy / republic
  • occasionally / frequently
  • parents / children
  • right / wrong
  • wealth / poverty
  • adult / child
  • always / never
  • beginning / end
  • busy / lazy
  • comedy / drama
  • end / begin
  • hate / enjoy
  • late / early
  • many / few
  • native / foreigner
  • not yet / already
  • pull / push
  • under / over
  • apart / together
  • delicious / awful
  • emigrate / immigrate
  • false / true
  • fresh / old/stale
  • high / deep
  • innocent / guilty
  • maximum / minimum
  • reduce / increase
  • slim / fat
  • stranger / native
  • visitor / host
  • whisper / scream
  • already / not yet
  • boy / girl
  • emigration / immigration
  • finish / begin
  • general / particular
  • hopeful / desperate
  • lack / abundance
  • lovely / terrible
  • nothing / everything
  • regret / satisfaction
  • sharp / blunt
  • ugliness / beauty
  • war / peace
  • ancestor / descendant
  • beautiful / ugly
  • careful / careless
  • continue / interrupt
  • deny / admit
  • east / west
  • funny / serious
  • like / hate
  • niece / nephew
  • open / closed
  • private / public
  • refuse / agree
  • shout / whisper
  • answer / question
  • behind / in front of
  • changeable / constant
  • cruel / human
  • destruction / construction
  • end / beginning
  • give / take
  • loser / winner
  • normal / strange
  • out / in
  • pupil / teacher
  • rest / work
  • single / married
  • amuse / bore
  • argue / agree
  • bore / amuse
  • clean / dirty
  • dangerous / safe
  • exciting / boring
  • horizontal / vertical
  • light / heavy
  • mend / break
  • none of / a lot of
  • order / mess
  • remember / forget
  • voluntary / compulsory
  • agree / refuse
  • antonym / synonym
  • black / white
  • danger / security
  • forward / backward
  • hell / heaven
  • interesting / boring
  • light / dark
  • melt / freeze
  • notice / ignore
  • sink / rise
  • ugly / beautiful
  • build / destroy
  • cool / warm
  • descendant / ancestor
  • elementary / advanced
  • extreme / moderate
  • freeze / melt
  • intentional / accidental
  • north / south
  • push / pull
  • right / left
  • sick / healthy
  • soul / body
  • valley / mountain
  • above / below
  • all / none
  • be interested in / bore
  • constant / changeable
  • finish / start
  • guest / host
  • ill / healty
  • last / first
  • major / minor
  • never / always
  • separate / connect
  • strong / weak
  • annoy / satisfy
  • autumn / spring
  • brave / cowardly
  • depart / arrive
  • gentle / violent
  • humid / dry
  • left / right
  • lower / raise
  • miss / hit
  • other / same
  • sour / sweet
  • village / town
  • arrive / depart
  • begin / end
  • careless / careful
  • consonant / vowel
  • departure / arrival
  • female / male
  • import / export
  • married / divorced
  • nasty / nice
  • on / off
  • permit / forbid
  • sad / happy
  • white / black
  • approximately / exactly
  • centre / outskirts
  • exactly / approximately
  • form / destroy
  • heaven / hell
  • immigrate / emigrate
  • lead / follow
  • mean / generous
  • ordinary / special
  • rural / urban
  • slow / fast
  • victory / defeat
  • wide / narrow
  • accidental / intentional
  • compulsory / voluntary
  • desperate / hopeful
  • easy / difficult
  • far / near
  • full / empty
  • healthy / ill
  • let / forbid
  • peace / war
  • safety / danger
  • shut / open
  • strange / normal
  • upstairs / downstairs
  • admit / deny
  • ancestor / descendant
  • before / after
  • courageous / cowardly
  • for / against
  • harvest / plant
  • inside / outside
  • lend / borrow
  • master / servant
  • noisy / quiet
  • short / long
  • sugar / salt
  • advanced / elementary
  • backward / forward
  • blunt / sharp
  • closed / open
  • damage / repair
  • different / alike
  • foreign / domestic
  • kind / cruel
  • more / less
  • noon / midnight
  • pass / fail
  • protect / attack
  • scream / whisper
  • ceiling / floor
  • cry / whisper
  • die / live
  • enemy / friend
  • fear / courage
  • future / past
  • lady / gentleman
  • odd / even
  • receive / send
  • sadness / happiness
  • sit / stand
  • start / finish
  • vowel / consonant
  • after / before
  • bitter / sweet
  • dull / interesting
  • fast / slow
  • frequently / occasionally
  • heavy / light
  • include / exclude
  • little / much
  • nobody / everybody
  • quiet / loud
  • send / receive
  • subtract / add
  • vertical / horizontal
  • absence / presence
  • against / for
  • background / foreground
  • bottom / top
  • clever / stupid
  • early / late
  • guilty / innocent
  • junior / senior
  • low / high
  • moon / sun
  • no / yes
  • present / past
  • sun / moon
  • about / exactly
  • arrival / departure
  • bad luck / fortune
  • calm / excited
  • devil / angel
  • giant / tiny
  • immigration / emigration
  • life / death
  • marriage / divorce
  • mountain / valley
  • partial / total
  • stop / start
  • water / land
  • children / parents
  • daughter / son
  • difficult / easy
  • everybody / nobody
  • first / final
  • go / come
  • land / take off
  • opponent / supporter
  • reply / question
  • security / danger
  • some / many
  • student / teacher
  • wealthy / poor
  • abundance / lack
  • attack / defense
  • best / worst
  • cheap / expensive
  • courage / fear
  • dictatorship / republic
  • fix / break
  • in front of / back
  • midnight / noon
  • new / ancient
  • outside / inside
  • powerful / weak
  • satisfy / annoy
  • attic / cellar
  • brother / sister
  • complicated / simple
  • defence / attack
  • divorced / married
  • exclude / include
  • health / disease
  • minimum / maximum
  • open / closed
  • pleasant / awful
  • reply / ask
  • same / different
  • south / north
  • accept / refuse
  • asleep / awake
  • clear / cloudy
  • exposure / shelter
  • friend / enemy
  • hit / miss
  • insult / compliment
  • liquid / solid
  • modern / ancient
  • part / whole
  • satisfaction / regret
  • son / daughter
  • waste / save
  • cold / hot
  • defend / attack
  • downstairs / upstairs
  • expensive / cheap
  • foreground / background
  • handsome / ugly
  • learn / teach
  • over / under
  • rough / gentle
  • servant / master
  • spring / autumn
  • summer / winter
  • whole / part
  • amateur / professional
  • ascent / descent
  • body / soul
  • death / birth
  • front / rear
  • hopeless / hopeful
  • large / small
  • long / short
  • miss / catch
  • old / modern
  • smooth / rough
  • useful / useless
  • ask / answer
  • destroy / build
  • enjoy / hate
  • final / first
  • generous / mean
  • host / guest
  • land / water
  • moderate / extreme
  • plant / harvest
  • republic / dictatorship
  • sometimes / often
  • succeed / fail
  • warm / cool
  • bad / good
  • catch / miss
  • construction / destruction
  • descent / ascent
  • dusk / dawn
  • failure / success
  • high / low
  • minor / major
  • outskirts / centre
  • pretty / ugly
  • rise / sink
  • senior / junior
  • stand / lie
  • afraid / brave
  • correct / wrong
  • disease / health
  • ending / beginning
  • find / lose
  • girl / boy
  • hilly / flat
  • little / big
  • poverty / wealth
  • sell / buy
  • sister / brother
  • success / failure
  • useless / useful
  • borrow / lend
  • connect / separate
  • defeat / victory
  • dry / humid
  • excited / calm
  • foreigner / native
  • increase / reduce
  • night / day
  • probably / certainly
  • repair / damage
  • set free / arrest
  • small / big
  • unity / division

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