Antonyms Meaning, Uses, Examples, and Exercise

Here is the list of Antonyms, meanings, use of Antonyms, Examples of Antonyms, and Exercise of Antonyms for many competitive exams.

Opposites by adding the prefix ‘in’

Ability: inability

Active: inactive

Accurate: inaccurate         

Adequate: inadequate

Appropriate: inappropriate

Articulate: inarticulate

Attentive: inattentive

Auspicious: inauspicious, ominous (P-2000)

Capable: incapable

Complete: Incomplete

Correct: incorrect

Credible: incredible

Curable: incurable

Decent: indecent (P-03)

Definite: indefinite

Dependent: independent

Direct: indirect

Efficient: inefficient

Finite: infinite

Firm: infirm

-Flexible: inflexible

Formal: informal

Gratitude: ingratitude

Hospitable: inhospitable

Human: inhuman

Secure: insecure

Significance: insignificance

Sincerity: insincerity

Sufficient insufficient

Tangible: intangible

Temperate intemperate

Tolerate: intolerant

Visible invisible

Opposites by adding prefix ‘im’

Balance: imbalance

Material: immaterial

Mature: immature

Mobile: immobile

Mobilizes: immobilize

Moderate: immoderate

Modest: immodest

Moral: immoral

Movable: immovable

Pertinent: impertinent

Polite: impolite (P-04)

Possible: impossible

Practicable: impracticable

Probable: improbable

Proper: improper

Opposites by adding prefix ‘dis’

Advantage: disadvantage

Agree: disagree

Appear: disappear

Approve: disapprove

Arm: disarm

Continue: discontinue

Credit: discredit

Favour: disfavor

Honour: dishonor

Inherit: disinherit

Loyal: disloyal

Obedient: disobedient

Order: disorder

Orderly: disorderly

Place: displace

Please: displease

Proportionate: disproportionate

Qualify: disqualify

Respect: disrespect

Taste: distaste

Trust: distrust

Opposites by adding prefix ‘un’

Able: unable

Accustomed: unaccustomed

Accustomed: unaccustomed

Affected: unaffected

Armed: unarmed

Avoidable: unavoidable

Certain: uncertain

Chartered: unchartered

Common: uncommon

Conventional: unconventional

Cover: uncover

Cultured: uncultured

Do: undo

Dress: undress

Equal: unequal

Equivocal: unequivocal

Expected: unexpected

Familiar: unfamiliar (P-02)

Happy: unhappy

Healthy: unhealthy

Imaginative: unimaginative

Intentional: unintentional

Interesting: uninteresting

Just: unjust

Kind: unkind

Known: unknown

Lawful: unlawful

Manly: unmanly

Married: unmarried

Mask: unmask

Natural: unnatural

Orthodox: unorthodox

Pack: unpack

Planned: unplanned

Pleasant: unpleasant

Popular: unpopular

Real: unreal

Reliable: unreliable

Scrupulous unscrupulous

Skilled: unskilled

Spoken: unspoken

Tic: untie

Tutored: untutored

Usual: unusual

Wholesome: unwholesome

Wind unwind

Opposites by adding the prefix ‘ir’

Refutable: irrefutable

Relevant: irrelevant

Religious: irreligious

Remediable: irremediable

Reparable: irreparable

Resolute; irresolute

Responsible: irresponsible

Resistible: irresistible

Reverent: irreverent

Revocable; irrevocable

Opposites by adding the prefix ‘il’

Legal: illegal

Legible: illegible

Legitimate: illegitimate

Literate: illiterate

Literacy: illiteracy

Liberal: illiberal

Opposites by adding prefix ‘de’

Centralize: decentralize

Increase: decrease

Inflate: deflate

Ascend: descend

Opposites by adding prefix ‘non’

Aggression: nonaggression

Aligned: nonaligned

Cooperate: non-cooperate

Commissioned: noncommissioned

Conformist: nonconformist

Contentious: non-contentious

Flammable: noninflammable

Interference: noninterference

Payment: nonpayment

Poisonous: nonpoisonous

Political: nonpolitical

Resident: nonresident

Religious: nonreligious

Sense: nonsense

Smoker: nonsmoker

Taxable: nontaxable

Vegetarian: nonvegetarian

Violence: nonviolence

Opposites by using New Word

Abridge: amplify

Absolute: conditional

Absurd: rational

Abundance: scarcity

Accelerate: retard

Accord: discord

Acquit: convict

Active: passive, idle

Adage: heresy

Adamant: yielding

Addicted: averse

Adorn: disfigure, mar

 Advance: retreat (P-02)

Adversity: prosperity

Affluence: destitution, penury

Agile: slow (P-05)

Agnostic: believer

Alacrity: hesitation (P-09)

 Alleviation: aggravation (T-09)

Amateur: professional

Ambiguous: clear

Analysis: synthesis

Appetite: distaste

Appreciate: depreciate

Arrogant: humble

Assent: dissent

Assemble: disperse

Attract: repel

Augment: decrease

Authentic: spurious

Awkward: graceful

Barbarous: civilized

Baroque: plain

Barren: fertile, fecund

By: sane

Bawdy: decent

Benevolent: malevolent

Belie: justify

Belligerent: peaceful (P-09)

Benign: malignant, cruel

Bleak: bright, cheerful

Blunt: sharp

Boisterous: placid

Calculating: artless

Callous: kind

Camouflage: reveal

Candid: evasive

Carnal: spiritual

Casual: formal

Catholic: narrow-minded

Celibacy: matrimony (T-04)

Censure: praise

Churlish: courteous

Clandestine: open

Classic: romantic

Clemency: harshness

Compact: diffuse

Confidence: diffidence

Contempt: esteem

Corpulence: slender

Courtesy: rudeness

Cunning: naive

Defendant: plaintiff

Deficit: surplus

Enounce: defend

Feed: starve (P-04)

Dense: sparse

Derogatory: laudatory

Deviate: concentrate (T-09)

Diabolic: kind

Differences: resemblance

Dwarf: giant

Eager: indifferent: apathetic

Eclipse: shine

Ecstasy: agony, misery (T-04)

Effeminate: manly

Effete: strong

Egalitarian: elitist

Egocentric: altruist

Elation: depression

Emancipate: enslave

Emigrant: native

Enrich: impoverish

Esoteric: simple, common (P-09)

Eternal: transient

Euphoria: despair

Exonerate: accuse (T-04)

Explicit: implicit

Extravagant: frugal, economical (T-04)

Former: latter

Frank: reticent

Friendly: hostile

Frugal: lavish (T-04)

Generosity: stinginess

Genuine: spurious (P-05)

Gorgeous: simple

Grotesque: congruous

Hamstrung: strengthen

Harmony: discord

Healthy: diseased

Hybrid: purebred (T-04)

Hypocrisy: sincerity

Impenitent: repentant

Inevitable: uncertain (T-09)

Inferior: superior (P-13)

Insipid: tasty

Introvert: extrovert

Languid: energetic

Lenient: strict

Lethargic: energetic

Make: mar

Malign: praise (T-04)

Mandatory: optional

Meager: plentiful

Moderate: extremist, excessive

Morose: cheerful

Nominal: huge (T-04)

Novels: commonplace

Novice: veteran

Obtain: forfeit

Optimist: pessimist

Pardon: chastise

Perilous: safe

Parsimonious: lavish, prodigal (P-04)

Persuade: dissuade

Philanthropist: misanthropist (P-10)

Prodigal: frugal (P-05)

Prodigality: economical (P-09)

Prologue: epilogue

Prolong: shorten

Propagate: suppress

Progress: retrogress

Prudence: indiscretion (P-10)

Puissant: weak

Pulchritude: ugliness

Raid: retreat

Rapidity: inertia

Rear: front

Reciprocal: unilateral

Recovery: relapse

Refute: confirm

Religious: secular

Reputation: notoriety

Sacred: profane

Savior: destroyer

Senile: youthful

Shrill: muffled, soft (P-04)

Sophisticated: rustic

Steadily: waveringly

Sublime: ridiculous

Sympathy: antipathy

Terse: diffuse

Transparent: opaque

Tyro: virtuoso

Uniform: variable

Union: discord

Vague: clear

Virtue: vice

Vision: blindness

Voluntary: compulsory

Waste: hoard, save

Weal: woe

Wicked: virtuous

Wit: stupidity

Wisdom: folly

Wonderful: ordinary

Yield: resist

Youthful: mature

Zenith: nadir

Unimpeachable: blameworthy, reproachful (P-09)

Unbiased: prejudiced (T-04)

Volunteer: conscript (P-05)

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