50 opposite words

50 Opposite Words, 50 Antonyms Words in English

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One of the best things you can do to improve your English is to learn opposite words, or antonyms. By expanding your vocabulary in this way, you’ll be able to communicate more clearly and effectively. Plus, it’s just fun! Here are 50 opposite words in English, along with example sentences for each one.

Define Opposite Words/Antonyms?

The definition of an opposite word is a word that has a meaning that is the direct opposite of another word. For example, the words “big” and “small” are opposite words, because they have diametrically opposed meanings.

1) big – small

2) up – down

3) happy – sad

4) new – old

5) full – empty

6) right – wrong

7) alive – dead

8) love – hate

9) light – dark

10) morning – night

50 Opposite Words and Example Sentences

1) Big – Small

  • She has a big house.
  • My House is small.

2) Long – Short

  • He has a long nose.
  • My nose is short.

3) Slow – Fast

  • Please walk slowly.
  • He drives too fast.

4) Happy – Sad

  • I’m happy to see you.
  • She’s sad because her dog died.

5) Black – White

  • His cat is black.
  • The were two white rabbits in the cage.

6) Hot – Cold

  • It’s hot today.
  • I need a cold drink.

7) Push – Pull

  • Please push the door.
  • Can you pull this table?

8) In – Out

  • They’re in the pool.
  • Come out of the water!

9) Up – Down

  • Stand up straight!
  • The ball went down the hole.

10) Above – Below

  • The airplane is above the clouds.
  • I can’t see below the surface of the water.

11) Left – Right

  • Please turn left at the light.
  • Is this your right hand?

12) Loud – Quiet

  • Please be quiet in the library.
  • She was screaming so loud that I couldn’t hear myself think.

13) Near – Far

  • He’s near the finish line.
  • That star is so far away!

14) Inside – Outside

  • Can you come inside, please?
  • It’s nice outside today. want to go for a walk?

15) Front – Back

  • The front of the house is red.
  • The back of the house is blue.

16) Male – Female

  • He’s a male dog.
  • She’s a female cat.

17) Young – Old

  • He’s a young boy.
  • She’s an old woman.

18) Full – Empty

  • Please fill up my cup.
  • The bottle is empty .

19) Right – Wrong

  • I was right about you!
  • You were wrong about him.

20) alive – dead

  • He’s alive!
  • She’s dead!

21) love – hate

  • I love you!
  • I hate you!

22) light – dark

  • The light hurts my eyes.
  • It’s getting dark outside.

23) morning – night

  • It’s morning time.
  • It’s getting late, we should go to bed.

24) good – bad

  • Good morning!
  • I had a bad dream last night.

25) up – down

  • He climbed up the tree.
  • The ball rolled down the hill.

26) front – back

  • He’s in the front seat.
  • She’s in the backseat.

27) large – small

  • The elephant is a large animal.
  • The mouse is a small animal.

28) full – empty

  • Can you fill up my water bottle?
  • I’ve been looking for my glasses, but I can’t find them anywhere – must be empty!

29) cut – uncut

  • He cut the apple with a knife.
  • I found an uncut diamond on the ground.

30) new – old

  • This is a new car.
  • That car is old.

31) left – right

  • Turn left at the stop sign.
  • Walk to the right.

32) above – below

  • The moon is above us.
  • The ants are below us.

33) front – back

  • He’s in front of the store.
  • She’s in back of the store.

34) full – empty

  • Can you fill up this glass with water?
  • I’ve been looking for my phone, but I can’t find it anywhere – must be empty!

35) past – future

  • He remembers what happened in the past.
  • She predicts what will happen in the future.

36) inside – outside

  • Can you come inside? It’s cold outside.
  • It’s nice and sunny outside.

37) soft – hard

  • The pillow is soft.
  • The rock is hard.

38) young – old

  • He’s a young man.
  • She’s an old woman.

39) male – female

  • He’s a male cat.
  • She’s a female dog.

40) right – wrong

  • I was right about that!
  • You were wrong about it!

41) able – unable

  • I’m able to do it.
  • He’s unable to do it.

42) awake – asleep

  • I’m awake.
  • She’s asleep.

43) hot – cold

  • It’s hot today!
  • I need a cold drink.

44) wet – dry

  • My clothes are wet.
  • His clothes are dry.

45) in – out

  • Can you come in, please?
  • Please go out.

46) first – last

  • He was the first one to finish the race.
  • She was the last one to finish the race.

47) early – late

  • We have to wake up early tomorrow.
  • I’m sorry I’m late.

48) happy – sad

  • I’m happy to see you!
  • She’s sad because her dog died.

49) dangerous – safe

  • That was a dangerous thing to do!
  • It’s safe to swim here.

50) long – short

  • My hair is long.
  • His hair is short.

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