Opposite of Literal, Antonyms of literal with meaning and Example Sentences in English PDF

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Opposite of Literal, Antonyms of literal with meaning and Example Sentences in English PDF

What are opposite words or antonyms?

Opposite words or Antonyms means those words that oppose the meaning of each other completely. For example Dark/Light, White/Black etc.

Normally the question that comes to mind when we are trying to learn these vocabulary words is that “Why should I memorize these Opposites when I know the basic words?”

These words are very useful in our daily routine vocabulary. Here I will tell you what are the benefits of using antonym and opposites? If you know the opposites of all the vocabulary words in your collection then your collection can be increased and you have a variety of words to use in your conversation. In your writing and speaking if you use the variety of words instead using repeating the same words it will cast a good impression. And your writing and speaking will become professional.

Note: You must know that antonyms and synonyms are two different terms. Synonyms means the words that have same meanings but in case of antonym it is completely different as I discussed above.

Opposite of Literal, Antonyms of literal with meaning and Example Sentences in English PDF

What is the meaning of literal?

The meaning of literal is taking words in their usual or most basic sense without metaphor or exaggeration.

Opposite of Literal (Antonyms of Literal)

  • Devised
  • Mythical
  • Imagined
  • Nonhistorical
  • Concocted
  • Exaggerated
  • Fabricated
  • Imaginal
  • Fancy
  • Florid
  • Fantasied
  • Untrue
  • Metaphorical
  • Chimerical
  • Fantastic
  • Fanciful
  • Abnormal
  • Emblematical
  • Nonexistent
  • Tropical
  • Fictitious
  • Complicated
  • Unhistorical
  • Notional
  • Chimeric
  • Legendary
  • Ideal
  • Fabulous
  • Intricate
  • Imaginative
  • Ornamented
  • Ornate
  • Storybook
  • Inaccurate
  • Fictional
  • Imaginary
  • Typical
  • Nondocumentary
  • Fictive
  • Fantastical
  • Metaphoric
  • Literary
  • Counterfeit
  • Unreal
  • Adorned
  • Nonfactual
  • Embellished
  • Falsified
  • False
  • Illusory
  • Pretend
  • Symbolic
  • Allegorical
  • Dishonest
  • Pictorial
  • Fictionalised
  • Uncommon
  • Abstract
  • Flowery
  • Invented
  • Unclear
  • Different
  • Mythic
  • Difficult
  • Complex
  • Extraordinary
  • Descriptive
  • Approximate
  • Loose
  • Representative
  • Emblematic
  • Qualified
  • Deceitful
  • Made up
  • Poetic
  • Phantasmal
  • Phantom
  • Non-literal
  • Visionary
  • Phantasmic
  • Devious
  • Poetical
  • Fictionalized
  • Decorated
  • Figurative
  • Parabolic
  • Symbolical

Examples of Literal in Sentences

  • What is the literal meaning of this word?
  • In literal he is a good man.
  • In literal you can call him father.
  • The literal meaning is completely opposite.
  • Her life story is incredible literal sense of the world.

More Opposite Words List

  • Plenty – Lack
  • Past – Future
  • Never – Always
  • Break – Fix
  • Active – Lazy
  • Accidental – Intentional
  • Winter – Summer
  • Ugly – Beautiful
  • Ugliness – Beauty
  • Top – Bottom
  • Tiny – Giant
  • Supporter – Opponent
  • Summer – Winter
  • Small – Big
  • Shelter – Exposure
  • Servant – Master
  • Rough – Smooth
  • Flat – Hilly
  • Centre – Outskirts
  • Better – Worse
  • Angel – Devil
  • Afraid – Brave
  • About – Exactly
  • Vowel – Consonant
  • Violent – Gentle
  • Vacant – Occupied
  • Unity – Division
  • Student – Teacher
  • Slow – Fast
  • Sister – Brother
  • Separate – Connect
  • Security – Danger
  • Rest – Work
  • Quiet – Loud
  • Desperate – Hopeful
  • Certainly – Probably
  • Argue – Agree
  • Ancient – Modern
  • Allow – Forbid
  • Advanced – Elementary
  • Son – Daughter
  • On – Off
  • Married – Divorced
  • Learn – Teach
  • Ignore – Notice
  • Hungry – Thirsty
  • Human – Animal
  • Here – There
  • Heavy – Light
  • Free – Arrest
  • Foreigner – Native
  • Exposure – Shelter
  • Export – Import
  • Everything – Nothing
  • Divorce – Marriage
  • Dangerous – Safe
  • Correct – Wrong
  • South – North
  • Silent – Noisy
  • Reply – Question
  • Question – Answer
  • Protection – Attack
  • Peace – War
  • Partial – Total
  • Ordinary – Special
  • Old – Modern
  • Occupied – Vacant
  • Morning – Evening
  • Miss – Catch
  • Married – Divorced
  • Light – Dark
  • Life – Death
  • Intentional – Accidental
  • Humid – Dry
  • Hit – Miss
  • Fast – Slow
  • Enter – Leave
  • East – West
  • Difficult – Easy
  • Different – Alike
  • Deny – Admit
  • Dead – Alive
  • Construction – Destruction
  • Connect – Separate
  • Compulsory – Voluntary
  • Clean – Dirty
  • Changeable – Constant
  • Bottom – Top
  • Already – Not Yet
  • About – Exactly
  • Total – Partial
  • Rainy – Sunny
  • Nephew – Niece
  • Live – Die
  • Left – Right
  • Lazy – Active
  • In Front Of – Back
  • In Front Of – Back
  • Horizontal – Vertical
  • Harvest – Plant
  • Happy – Sad
  • Grown-Up – Child
  • Good – Bad
  • Gentleman – Lady
  • Funny – Serious
  • Flat – Hilly
  • Different – Alike
  • Useless – Useful
  • Satisfy – Annoy
  • Old – Modern
  • Miss – Catch
  • Lose – Win
  • Let – Forbid
  • Hilly – Flat
  • Healthy – Ill
  • Good – Bad
  • Gentle – Violent
  • Future – Past
  • Form – Destroy
  • Final – First
  • Few – Many
  • Fear – Courage
  • Extreme – Moderate
  • Create – Destroy
  • Total – Partial
  • Repair – Damage
  • Marriage – Divorce
  • Kind – Cruel
  • Intelligent – Silly
  • Insult – Compliment
  • Hungry – Thirsty
  • Heaven – Hell
  • Happiness – Sadness
  • Gentleman – Lady
  • Funny – Serious
  • Floor – Ceiling
  • Fail – Succeed
  • Export – Import
  • Exit – Entrance
  • Emigrate – Immigrate
  • Descent – Ascent
  • Unity – Division
  • Leave – Arrive
  • First – Final
  • False – True
  • Desperate – Hopeful
  • Defend – Attack
  • Day – Night
  • Correct – Wrong
  • Ceiling – Floor
  • Boy – Girl
  • Black – White
  • Begin – End
  • Bad Luck – Fortune
  • Awake – Asleep
  • Accidental – Intentional
  • Accept – Refuse

 

  • Wife – Husband
  • Well- Ill
  • War – Peace
  • Victory – Defeat
  • Ugliness – Beauty
  • Teach – Learn
  • Strong – Weak
  • Strange – Normal
  • Start – Stop
  • Salt – Sugar
  • Safe – Dangerous
  • Republic – Dictatorship
  • Reply – Question
  • None Of – Al Lot Of
  • Far – Near
  • Broad – Narrow
  • Agree – Refuse
  • Visitor – Host
  • Stand – Sit
  • Satisfy – Annoy
  • Same – Different
  • Republic – Dictatorship
  • Rear – Front
  • Protect – Attack
  • Plant – Harvest
  • Out – In
  • Out – In
  • Opponent – Supporter
  • Midnight – Noon
  • Mess – Order
  • Mend – Break
  • Mend – Break
  • Hell – Heaven
  • Centre – Outskirts
  • Under – Over
  • Tragedy – Comedy
  • Together – Apart
  • Terrible – Lovely
  • Spring – Autumn
  • Full – Empty
  • Distant – Near
  • Comedy – Drama
  • Calm – Excited
  • Brother – Sister
  • Big – Small
  • Ask – Answer
  • Arrive – Depart
  • Ancestor – Descendant
  • Abundance – Lack
  • About – Exactly

 

  • Senior – Junior
  • Noon – Midnight
  • Mean – Generous
  • Light – Dark
  • Increase – Reduce
  • In Front Of – Back
  • Hungry – Thirsty
  • Here – There
  • General – Particular
  • Future – Past
  • Fortune – Bad Luck
  • Form – Destroy
  • Emigrate – Immigrate
  • East – West
  • East – West
  • Early – Late
  • Catch – Miss
  • Single – Married
  • On – Off
  • North – South
  • Lower – Raise
  • Little – Much
  • Lend – Borrow
  • Land – Take Off
  • Junior – Senior
  • Human – Animal
  • Hot – Cold
  • Future – Past
  • Front – Rear
  • Forward – Backward
  • Foreign – Domestic
  • Finish – Start
  • Finish – Begin
  • Danger – Security
  • Win – Lose
  • Wet – Dry
  • Vacant – Occupied
  • There – Here
  • Teacher – Pupil
  • Sunny – Cloudy
  • Sugar – Salt
  • Stand – Sit
  • Slow – Fast
  • Single – Married
  • Scream – Whisper
  • Same – Different
  • Sadness – Happiness