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English noun: antonym

1. antonym (communication) a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other

SamplesTo him the antonym of `gay' was `depressed'.

Synonymsopposite, opposite word

Broader (hypernym)word

Narrower (hyponym)direct antonym, indirect antonym

Antonymsequivalent word, synonym

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