Definition of Opposite word

1. Noun. A word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other. "To him the antonym of `gay' was `depressed'"

Exact synonyms: Antonym, Opposite
Generic synonyms: Word
Specialized synonyms: Direct Antonym, Indirect Antonym
Derivative terms: Antonymous
Antonyms: Synonym

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Opposite Word

opposer muscle of little finger
opposer muscle of thumb
opposite number
opposite numbers
opposite side
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opposite word (current term)
opposites attract
opposition parry
opposition research
oppositional disorder

Literary usage of Opposite word

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1. Experimental Education: Laboratory Manual and Typical Results by Frank Nugent Freeman (1916)
"The task is to supply the opposite word within a time limit of ten seconds for each word. The response words should be written, and the time may be extended ..."

2. Vital English by Charles Ralph Taylor, Louise K. Morss (1919)
"For instance the word darkness makes you think of its opposite word light; good brings to mind the word bad. These words travel in pairs, and one almost ..."

3. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1912)
"The present contribution deals not with word-formation, but with its opposite, word-splitting and word-derivation by the insane. It is interesting to find ..."

4. The Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research by American Society for Psychical Research (1909)
"Was it the opposite word peace ? (No, not the opposite peace.) I give it up. [Note 31.] (How are you getting along in England? ..."

5. Annual Proceedings: Addresses, Reports, Bibliographies and Discussions (1917)
"The word "Long" is printed on a page and we ask the clerk to write the opposite word, and he writes "Short." We have "easy" and he is supposed to write ..."

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