40 opposite words, Opposite words in English

40 opposite words, Opposite words in English! We will read 40 frequent antonyms in this session. You should practice these popular anonyms with some of your friends after learning them. The simplest approach to practice is to find someone with whom you can share this list and practice speaking with them.

Words with completely opposing meanings, or more particularly, any two terms with completely opposed meanings, are referred to as opposite words. Today we’ll look at 40 antonyms that are highly common and that you must know in order to communicate in English. Without these words, I believe you will be unable to continue your everyday discourse.

40 Opposite words in English

  1. healthy – sick
  2. little – big
  3. long – short
  4. many – few
  5. top – bottom
  6. laugh – cry
  7. left – right
  8. messy – neat
  9. tight – loose
  10. import – export
  11. light – dark
  12. liquid – solid
  13. sunny – cloudy
  14. in – out
  15. modern – ancient
  16. supporter – opponent
  17. tiny – huge
  18. hard – easy
  19. interesting – boring
  20. major – minor
  21. night – day
  22. sweet – sour
  23. honest – dishonest
  24. humid – dry
  25. more – less
  26. normal – strange
  27. hot – cold
  28. inside – outside
  29. natural – artificial
  30. together – separate
  31. happy – sad
  32. heavy – light
  33. junior – senior
  34. man – woman
  35. tall – short
  36. good – bad
  37. kind – cruel
  38. love – hate
  39. married – single
  40. thick – thin

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A list of Common Opposite Words

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  • Abundance– Lack
  • Accept– Refuse
  • All– None
  • Already– Not Yet
  • Annoy– Satisfy
  • Bad– Good
  • Before– After
  • Better– Worse
  • Bore– Amuse
  • Borrow – Lend
  • Borrow– Lend
  • Bravery – Cowardice
  • Careful – Rush
  • Correct– Wrong
  • Courage– Fear
  • Dangerous– Safe
  • Defend– Attack
  • Deny– Admit
  • Distant– Near
  • Divorce– Marriage
  • East– West
  • End– Begin
  • Enjoy– Hate
  • Exciting– Boring
  • Exposure– Shelter
  • Fear– Courage
  • General– Particular
  • GoodLuck – Bad Luck
  • Harmful – Harmless
  • Heaven– Hell
  • Heavy– Light
  • Hinder – Aid
  • Horizontal – Vertical
  • Husband– Wife
  • Interesting – Uninteresting
  • Junior– Senior
  • Justice – Injustice
  • Left– Right
  • Little – Large
  • Love– Hate
  • Lower– Raise
  • Mess– Order
  • Miss– Catch
  • NoneOf – Al Lot Of
  • Normal– Strange
  • Nothing– Everything
  • Notice– Ignore
  • Parents– Children
  • Powerful– Weak
  • Pretty– Ugly
  • Private– Public
  • Professional– Amateur
  • Republic– Dictatorship
  • Separate– Connect
  • Sharp– Blunt
  • Shut– Open
  • Smooth– Rough
  • Stop– Start
  • Success– Failure
  • Summer– Winter
  • Sunny– Cloudy
  • Victory– Defeat
  • Accept – Refuse
  • Admit – Deny
  • Advanced– Elementary
  • Animal– Human
  • Answer– Question
  • Arrival– Departure
  • BadLuck – Fortune
  • Best– Worst
  • Blame – Praise
  • Blunt– Sharp
  • Break– Fix
  • Calm – Troubled
  • Capable – Incapable
  • Comfort – Discomfort
  • Construction– Destruction
  • Cruel– Human
  • Day– Night
  • Delicious– Awful
  • Die– Live
  • Dirty– Clean
  • Elementary– Advanced
  • Enter– Leave
  • Exclude– Include
  • Fail– Succeed
  • Find– Lose
  • First– Final
  • Floor– Ceiling
  • Form– Destroy
  • Grown-Up– Child
  • Harvest– Plant
  • Healthy– Ill
  • Host– Guest
  • Huge– Tiny
  • Human– Animal
  • InFront Of – Back
  • Inferior – Superior
  • Last– First
  • Late– Early
  • Learn– Teach
  • Life– Death
  • Loser– Winner
  • Melt– Freeze
  • Monarchy– Republic
  • Moon– Sun
  • Nobody– Everybody
  • Outskirts– Centre
  • Part– Whole
  • Past– Future
  • Plant– Harvest
  • Probably– Certainly
  • Receive– Send
  • Rest– Work
  • Rigid – Pliable
  • Rural– Urban
  • Satisfactory – Unsatisfactory
  • SetFree – Arrest
  • Slow– Fast
  • Son– Daughter
  • Urban– Rural
  • Valley– Mountain
  • Voluntary– Compulsory
  • Warm– Cool
  • Absence – Presence
  • Adult– Child
  • Agree– Refuse
  • Ally – Enemy
  • Arrive– Depart
  • Asleep– Awake
  • Attack – Defense
  • Beauty– Ugliness
  • Bitter– Sweet
  • Bottom– Top
  • Buy– Sell
  • Careful– Careless
  • Certainly– Probably
  • Complicated– Simple
  • Compulsory– Voluntary
  • Cruel – Kind
  • Cry– Laugh
  • Death– Birth
  • Destroy– Build
  • Disease– Health
  • Drama– Comedy
  • Enemy– Friend
  • Evening– Morning
  • Failure– Success
  • Finish– Start
  • Fix– Break
  • Follow– Lead
  • Foreground– Background
  • Freeze– Melt
  • Health– Disease
  • Healthy – Unhealthy
  • Honest – Dishonest
  • Humane– Cruel
  • Humble – Proud
  • Hungry– Thirsty
  • Intentional – Accidental
  • Intentional– Accidental
  • Laugh– Cry
  • Like– Hate
  • Liquid– Solid
  • Loud– Quiet
  • Major– Minor
  • Mend– Break
  • Nasty– Nice
  • Nice– Awful
  • NotYet – Already
  • Pass– Fail
  • Permit– Forbid
  • Quiet– Loud
  • Rainy– Sunny
  • Raise– Lower
  • Remember– Forget
  • Rough– Smooth
  • Sad– Happy
  • Scatter – Collect
  • Sick– Healthy
  • Silent– Noisy
  • Succeed– Fail
  • Sugar– Salt
  • Violent– Gentle
  • Visitor– Host
  • Water– Land
  • Advantage – Disadvantage
  • Against– For
  • Always– Never
  • Approached – Receded
  • Approval – Disapproval
  • Ascend – Descend
  • Attack– Defend
  • Beginning – Ending
  • Below– Above
  • Broad – Narrow
  • Build– Destroy
  • Captivity – Freedom
  • Ceiling– Floor
  • Cheap – Dear
  • Consonant– Vowel
  • Constant– Changeable
  • Damage– Repair
  • Defeat– Victory
  • Departure– Arrival
  • Division– Unity
  • Dry– Humid
  • Emigrate– Immigrate
  • Everything– Nothing
  • Exactly– Approximately
  • For– Against
  • Forbid– Allow
  • Foreign– Domestic
  • Generous – Mean
  • Gentle– Violent
  • Giant– Tiny
  • Heat– Cold
  • High– Low
  • Hunger – Thirst
  • Immigrate– Emigrate
  • Imprison – Free
  • Increase– Reduce
  • Interrupt– Continue
  • Kind– Cruel
  • Little– Much
  • Lose– Win
  • Male– Female
  • Men– Women
  • Midnight– Noon
  • Modern– Ancient
  • Negative– Affirmative
  • Often– Seldom
  • Old– Modern
  • Pleasant– Awful
  • Poor– Rich
  • Repair– Damage
  • Reply– Question
  • Rough– Gentle
  • Safety– Danger
  • Save– Spend
  • Scream– Whisper
  • Servant– Master
  • Simple– Complicated
  • Sorrow – Joy
  • Up– Down
  • Vertical– Horizontal
  • Weak– Powerful
  • Wealthy– Poor
  • Abundant – Scarce
  • Afraid– Brave
  • Allow– Forbid
  • Antonym– Synonym
  • Ask– Answer
  • Autumn– Spring
  • Awful– Nice
  • Background– Foreground
  • BeInterested In – Bore
  • Beautiful – Ugly
  • Boy– Girl
  • Close– Open
  • Cloudy– Clear
  • Come– Go
  • Comedy– Drama
  • Connect– Separate
  • Danger– Security
  • Dead– Alive
  • Descent– Ascent
  • Divide– Unite
  • Divorce– Marry
  • Early– Late
  • Ending– Beginning
  • False– True
  • Flat– Hilly
  • Foreigner– Native
  • Free– Arrest
  • Generous– Mean
  • Girl– Boy
  • Guest– Host
  • Handsome– Ugly
  • Hard– Easy
  • Hit– Miss
  • In– Out
  • Include– Exclude
  • Insult– Compliment
  • Interesting– Boring
  • Lazy– Active
  • Less– More
  • Long– Short
  • Married– Divorced
  • Mean– Generous
  • Misunderstand – Understand
  • Mountain– Valley
  • Never– Always
  • New– Ancient
  • Odd– Even
  • Off– On
  • Particular– General
  • Plenty– Lack
  • Refuse– Agree
  • Sadness– Happiness
  • Satisfy– Annoy
  • Senior– Junior
  • Serious– Funny
  • Silly– Intelligent
  • Small– Big
  • Some– Many
  • Start– Finish
  • Start– Stop
  • Ugliness– Beauty
  • Wide– Narrow
  • Above– Below
  • Add– Subtract
  • Alive– Dead
  • Ancient– Modern
  • Answer – Question
  • Artificial– Natural
  • Ascent– Descent
  • Attention – Inattention
  • Attic– Cellar
  • Boring– Exciting
  • Changeable– Constant
  • Children– Parents
  • Clean– Dirty
  • Clear– Cloudy
  • Closed– Open
  • Conceal – Reveal
  • Courageous– Cowardly
  • Create– Destroy
  • Dictatorship– Republic
  • Different– Alike
  • Dusk– Dawn
  • Easy– Difficult
  • Entrance– Exit
  • Even– Odd
  • Female– Male
  • Forward– Backward
  • Front– Rear
  • Funny– Serious
  • Gentle – Rough
  • Go– Come
  • Guilty– Innocent
  • Here– There
  • Humid– Dry
  • Immense – Tiny
  • Import– Export
  • Intelligent– Silly
  • Land– Water
  • Large– Small
  • Light– Heavy
  • Lofty – Lowly
  • Marriage– Divorce
  • Miss– Hit
  • Moderate– Extreme
  • Morning– Evening
  • Near– Distant
  • Nephew– Niece
  • Noon– Midnight
  • Open– Closed
  • Peace– War
  • Question– Answer
  • Rear– Front
  • Rude– Polite
  • Safe– Dangerous
  • Seldom– Often
  • Sell– Buy
  • Single– Married
  • Sink– Rise
  • Solid– Liquid
  • Stand– Lie
  • Strong – Weak
  • Well-Ill
  • Whole– Part
  • About– Exactly
  • Alike– Different
  • Alive – Dead
  • Ancestor– Descendant
  • Argue– Agree
  • Artificial – Natural
  • Asleep – Awake
  • Attack– Defense
  • Big– Small
  • Calm– Excited
  • Careless– Careful
  • Cellar– Attic
  • Centre– Outskirts
  • Child– Adult
  • Clever– Stupid
  • Continue– Interrupt
  • Courage – Cowardice
  • Dark– Light
  • Depart– Arrive
  • Descendant– Ancestor
  • Dull– Interesting
  • Emigration– Immigration
  • Equal– Different
  • Export– Import
  • Extreme– Moderate
  • Fortune– Bad Luck
  • Frequently– Occasionally
  • Fresh– Old/Stale
  • Gloomy – Cheerful
  • Good– Bad
  • Hell– Heaven
  • Hopeless– Hopeful
  • Hot– Cold
  • Ignore– Notice
  • InFront Of – Back
  • Inside– Outside
  • Knowledge – Ignorance
  • Leave– Arrive
  • Lend– Borrow
  • Low– High
  • Many– Few
  • Master– Servant
  • Minor– Major
  • Narrow– Broad
  • Natural– Artificial
  • Noisy– Quiet
  • On– Off
  • Order– Mess
  • Poverty– Wealth
  • Rapid – Slow
  • Right– Wrong
  • Rise– Sink
  • Salt– Sugar
  • Same– Different
  • Security– Danger
  • Shallow– Deep
  • Short– Long
  • Slim– Fat
  • Strange– Normal
  • War– Peace
  • Waste– Save
  • Wealth– Poverty
  • Absence– Presence
  • Admit– Deny
  • Agree – Disagree
  • Ancestor– Descendant
  • Awake– Asleep
  • Backward– Forward
  • BadLuck – Good Luck
  • Begin– End
  • Beginning– End
  • Birth– Death
  • Blunt – Sharp
  • Broad– Narrow
  • Cold– Hot
  • Cool– Warm
  • Correct – Incorrect
  • Cry– Whisper
  • Cunning – Simple
  • Daughter– Son
  • Deep– Shallow
  • Difficult– Easy
  • Divorced– Married
  • Down– Up
  • Empty– Full
  • Everybody– Nobody
  • Fast– Slow
  • Full– Empty
  • Future– Past
  • Gentleman– Lady
  • Give– Take
  • Happy – Sad
  • Happy– Sad
  • Hasten – Dawdle
  • Hate– Enjoy
  • Hopeful– Desperate
  • Innocent– Guilty
  • Interior – Exterior
  • Lazy – Industrious
  • Lead– Follow
  • Light– Dark
  • Little– Big
  • Lovely– Terrible
  • Maximum– Minimum
  • More– Less
  • Much– Little
  • Native– Foreigner
  • Night– Day
  • No– Yes
  • Opponent– Supporter
  • Polite– Rude
  • Presence– Absence
  • Present– Past
  • Reply– Ask
  • Satisfaction– Regret
  • Send– Receive
  • Shout– Whisper
  • Sit– Stand
  • Sometimes– Often
  • Spring– Autumn
  • Stand– Sit
  • Suburb– Centre
  • Trust– Suspect
  • Wedding– Divorce
  • Accidental– Intentional
  • Advance – Retreat
  • Affirmative– Negative
  • Amuse– Bore
  • Angel– Devil
  • Approximately– Exactly
  • Behind– In Front Of
  • Bitter – Sweet
  • Black– White
  • Brave– Cowardly
  • Brother– Sister
  • Busy– Lazy
  • Clever – Stupid
  • Cold– Heat
  • Courteous – Discourteous
  • Cowardly– Brave
  • Dawn– Dusk
  • Destruction– Construction
  • Devil– Angel
  • Domestic– Foreign
  • End– Beginning
  • Excited– Calm
  • Exit– Entrance
  • Expensive– Cheap
  • Far– Near
  • Fat– Slim
  • Finish– Begin
  • Giant – Dwarf
  • Happiness– Sadness
  • Hate – Love
  • High– Deep
  • Hilly– Flat
  • Horizontal– Vertical
  • Ill– Healty
  • Immigration– Emigration
  • Lack– Abundance
  • Lady– Gentleman
  • Land– Take Off
  • Lie– Stand
  • Live– Die
  • Man– Woman
  • Marry– Divorce
  • Minimum– Maximum
  • Niece– Nephew
  • North– South
  • Now– Then
  • Open– Closed
  • Partial– Total
  • Possible – Impossible
  • Quick– Slow
  • Reduce– Increase
  • Regret– Satisfaction
  • Rich– Poor
  • Right– Left
  • Serious – Trivial
  • Sister– Brother
  • Soft– Hard
  • Sun– Moon
  • True– False
  • Ugly– Beautiful
  • Vacant– Occupied
  • Village– Town