+750 Opposite Words List in English

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+750 Opposite Words List in English PDF! Opposite words are words with opposite meanings. In this lesson, we are going to discuss the opposite words. Learning opposite words will help you add more words to your vocabulary. Below is the list of A to Z opposites:

Opposite Words List in English

A Opposite Words

  • about – exactly
  • asleep – awake
  • admit – deny
  • ascent – descent
  • amateur – professional
  • arrival – departure
  • apart – together
  • abundance – lack
  • attic – cellar
  • answer – question
  • amuse – bore
  • ask – answer
  • ancestor – descendant
  • absence – presence
  • attack – defence
  • accidental – intentional
  • awake – asleep
  • argue – agree
  • approximately – exactly
  • active – lazy
  • awful – nice
  • animal – human
  • accept – refuse
  • autumn – spring
  • artificial – natural
  • arrest – free
  • answer – ask
  • antonym – synonym
  • angel – devil
  • above – below
  • attack – defend
  • annoy – satisfy
  • add – subtract
  • adult – child
  • arrive – depart

B Opposite Words

  • build – destroy
  • back – in front of
  • broad – narrow
  • backward – forward
  • boy – girl
  • bore – amuse
  • blunt – sharp
  • better – worse
  • brother – sister
  • beautiful – ugly
  • buy – sell
  • borrow – lend
  • boring – exciting
  • birth – death
  • break – fix
  • bottom – top
  • black – white
  • body – soul
  • big – small
  • busy – lazy
  • bitter – sweet
  • background – foreground
  • brave – cowardly

C Opposite Words

  • ceiling – floor
  • cry – laugh
  • complicated – simple
  • create – destroy
  • correct – wrong
  • continue – interrupt
  • compliment – insult
  • compulsory – voluntary
  • careful – careless
  • courageous – cowardly
  • courage – fear
  • careless – careful
  • consonant – vowel
  • calm – excited
  • cry – whisper
  • cowardly – brave
  • construction – destruction
  • cool – warm
  • connect – separate
  • constant – changeable
  • catch – miss
  • comedy – drama
  • cruel – human

D Opposite Words

  • disease – health
  • daughter – son
  • difficult – easy
  • day – night
  • desperate – hopeful
  • depart – arrive
  • division – unity
  • delicious – awful
  • dead – alive
  • dirty – clean
  • death – birth
  • divide – unite
  • danger – security
  • descendant – ancestor
  • departure – arrival
  • dangerous – safe
  • defeat – victory
  • damage – repair
  • divorce – marry
  • different – alike
  • descent – ascent
  • defend – attack
  • deny – admit
  • deep – shallow
  • distant – near
  • defence – attack
  • dark – light
  • dawn – dusk
  • die – live

E Opposite Words

  • enemy – friend
  • enter – leave
  • export – import
  • exciting – boring
  • exactly – approximately
  • entrance – exit
  • equal – different
  • exit – entrance
  • exclude – include
  • end – beginning
  • evening – morning
  • extreme – moderate
  • expensive – cheap
  • everything – nothing
  • excited – calm
  • even – odd
  • everybody – nobody
  • ending – beginning
  • enjoy – hate
  • exposure – shelter

F Opposite Words

  • failure – success
  • final – first
  • finish – begin
  • funny – serious
  • friend – enemy
  • fast – slow
  • forbid – allow
  • finish – start
  • fail – succeed
  • first – final
  • far – near
  • fear – courage
  • in front of – back
  • front – rear
  • female – male
  • flat – hilly
  • fat – slim
  • full – empty
  • follow – lead
  • fresh – old/stale
  • fix – break
  • false – true
  • floor – ceiling
  • few – many
  • find – lose
  • future – past

G Opposite Words

  • gentle – violent
  • guest – host
  • general – particular
  • girl – boy
  • generous – mean
  • giant – tiny
  • go – come
  • good – bad
  • give – take
  • gentleman – lady
  • grown-up – child
  • guilty – innocent

H Opposite Words

  • hilly – flat
  • here – there
  • heat – cold
  • health – disease
  • happiness – sadness
  • hit – miss
  • happy – sad
  • heavy – light
  • heaven – hell
  • hard – easy
  • high – low
  • hell – heaven
  • hate – enjoy
  • healthy – ill
  • handsome – ugly
  • harvest – plant
  • high – deep

I Opposite Words

  • include – exclude
  • in – out
  • innocent – guilty
  • inside – outside
  • increase – reduce
  • import – export

J,K,L Opposite Words

  • light – dark
  • junior – senior
  • lose – win
  • lie – stand
  • lack – abundance
  • loud – quiet
  • lend – borrow
  • lead – follow
  • liquid – solid
  • laugh – cry
  • lady – gentleman
  • love – hate
  • life – death
  • land – take off
  • lovely – terrible
  • like – hate
  • little – much
  • leave – arrive
  • learn – teach
  • live – die
  • large – small
  • little – big
  • let – forbid
  • left – right
  • late – early
  • lazy – active
  • land – water
  • low – high
  • light – heavy
  • last – first
  • long – short
  • kind – cruel
  • loser – winner
  • less – more
  • lower – raise

M Opposite Words

  • mess – order
  • monarchy – republic
  • men – women
  • more – less
  • maximum – minimum
  • marriage – divorce
  • minor – major
  • man – woman
  • morning – evening
  • mend – break
  • mountain – valley
  • minimum – maximum
  • miss – catch
  • marry – divorce
  • married – divorced
  • moderate – extreme
  • miss – hit
  • melt – freeze
  • master – servant
  • male – female
  • many – few
  • much – little
  • midnight – noon
  • modern – ancient
  • moon – sun
  • mean – generous

N Opposite Words

  • nobody – everybody
  • notice – ignore
  • night – day
  • new – ancient
  • near – distant
  • none of – al lof
  • native – foreigner
  • no – yes
  • noon – midnight
  • north – south
  • nephew – niece
  • negative – affirmative
  • not yet – already
  • normal – strange
  • niece – nephew
  • never – always
  • nasty – nice
  • natural – artificial
  • noisy – quiet
  • narrow – broad
  • nothing – everything
  • now – then
  • nice – awful

O Opposite Words

  • over – under
  • open – closed
  • on – off
  • occasionally – frequently
  • occupied – vacant
  • outside – inside
  • opponent – supporter
  • off – on
  • outskirts – centre
  • old – modern
  • open – closed
  • odd – even
  • often – seldom

P Opposite Words

  • particular – general
  • polite – rude
  • part – whole
  • poverty – wealth
  • pupil – teacher
  • peace – war
  • public – private
  • powerful – weak
  • partial – total
  • presence – absence
  • past – future
  • plant – harvest
  • push – pull
  • plenty – lack
  • pretty – ugly
  • permit – forbid
  • parents – children
  • protection – attack
  • pull – push
  • present – past
  • pass – fail
  • private – public
  • pleasant – awful
  • poor – rich

Q,R Opposite Words

  • receive – send
  • right – wrong
  • rainy – sunny
  • rough – gentle
  • quick – slow
  • regret – satisfaction
  • rough – smooth
  • rear – front
  • rude – polite
  • refuse – agree
  • rest – work
  • rich – poor
  • remember – forget
  • raise – lower
  • question – answer
  • rural – urban
  • reduce – increase
  • right – left
  • rise – sink
  • quiet – loud

S Opposite Words

  • send – receive
  • special – general
  • shelter – exposure
  • stranger – native
  • seldom – often
  • sour – sweet
  • shout – whisper
  • strong – weak
  • save – spend
  • sometimes – often
  • sweet – bitter
  • salt – sugar
  • smooth – rough
  • sun – moon
  • serious – funny
  • start – stop
  • safe – dangerous
  • slow – fast
  • sugar – salt
  • shut – open
  • student – teacher
  • sell – buy
  • south – north
  • sink – rise
  • stupid – clever
  • separate – connect
  • stand – sit
  • set free – arrest
  • stop – start
  • satisfaction – regret
  • solid – liquid
  • supporter – opponent
  • same – different
  • soft – hard
  • sunny – cloudy
  • shallow – deep
  • stand – lie
  • sister – brother
  • succeed – fail
  • servant – master
  • start – finish
  • security – danger
  • soul – body
  • satisfy – annoy
  • some – many
  • suspect – trust
  • sadness – happiness
  • slim – fat
  • subtract – add
  • safety – danger
  • small – big
  • summer – winter
  • single – married
  • suburb – centre
  • senior – junior
  • spring – autumn
  • sad – happy
  • sit – stand
  • success – failure
  • sharp – blunt
  • strange – normal
  • short – long
  • strict – gentle
  • scream – whisper
  • son – daughter
  • synonym – antonym

T Opposite Words

  • tall – small
  • thirsty – hungry
  • take – give
  • tight – loose
  • trust – suspect
  • then – now
  • tragedy – comedy
  • tiny – giant
  • take off – land
  • together – apart
  • teacher – pupil
  • there – here
  • thick – thin
  • top – bottom
  • terrible – lovely
  • town – village
  • true – false
  • tomorrow – yesterday
  • teach – learn
  • total – partial
  • thin – thick
  • throw – catch

U Opposite Words

  • urban – rural
  • up – down
  • under – over
  • upstairs – downstairs
  • useless – useful
  • ugliness – beauty
  • unity – division
  • ugly – beautiful
  • useful – useless
  • unite – divide
  • V Opposite Words
  • village – town
  • visitor – host
  • voluntary – compulsory
  • vowel – consonant
  • valley – mountain
  • vertical – horizontal
  • vacant – occupied
  • victory – defeat
  • violent – gentle

W Opposite Words

  • wide – narrow
  • worse – better
  • white – black
  • wrong – correct
  • west – east
  • wealth – poverty
  • winner – loser
  • water – land
  • whole – part
  • win – lose
  • work – rest
  • wedding – divorce
  • wealthy – poor
  • woman – man
  • war – peace
  • winter – summer
  • whisper – scream
  • well- ill
  • waste – save
  • weak – powerful
  • wife – husband
  • warm – cool
  • women – men
  • worst – best
  • wet – dry

Y Opposite Words

  • yes – no
  • young – old
  • yesterday – tomorrow

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