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An antonym is the opposite of a synonym. Antonyms are words that have the opposite meaning of another word.

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Antonym For 'Validation'

I am a software designer by trait, and am working on a user interface, that depicts, amongst other things, the rate, by which a collection of serial numbers matches a group of patterns. It also shows ...
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What is an antonym of 'cynical'?

Choose the correct antonym for 'cynical'. (a) Gullible (b) Equivocal (c) Pessimistic (d) Liberal I chose 'gullible' as the answer, but I was wrong according to the answer sheet. I don't think 'Liberal'...
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Can the word much be an antonym of a bit?

There is a question from a English text book: Mr. X is a bit taller than Mr. Y. The antonym of the word a bit here means: 1. a lot 2. much 3. adequate 4. a little The answer is given by the ...
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Is there a single-word/non-colloquialism antonym to the word "Exceeds" when it's used in its intransitive verb form?

I'm looking for a single-word antonym for the word "exceeds" when it's being used without a subject. For example: "When the interest on a debt exceeds the holder's income, bankruptcy ...
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What's the opposite sentence of "you have so much money"?

What's the opposite sentence of "You have so much money"? Can I use "You have so little money"? Or this: "You have so many hours to work", is using "You have so few ...
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How to use the verb "filter" to mean include?

Suppose I have a group of items. Each item in the group is of type A,B,C, or D. I want to filter them and keep only items of group A. I can say "I want to filter out B, C, and D from the group&...
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What is an antonym of "dreamy eyes"?

Is there a common expression similar to "dreamy eyes" for a person looking at things with an eye of suspicion or jaded indifference? Edit: I think I misheard a movie scene. It was probably &...
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Can I use 'accommodating' as an opposite of 'dominating'?

I thought that it is possible to use 'accommodating' as opposite of 'dominating'. But my co-worker did not agree with my argument: Suppose we are discussing about a specific topic we are trying to ...
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Dangerously closely antonyms

We have a tag "pseudo-antonym" here ("flammable" vs. "inflammable", "get up" vs. "get down"), but I ask for the exact opposite. A classic is "He ...
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Antonym of the word Coward in the given sentence [closed]

I found this question tricky. What would be the antonym of the word coward in this sentence "I heard that the new student in our class is a coward"
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What is the opposite of "a soft spot"?

If one can have a soft spot for cherished things, one can have a ________ for dreaded ones. I've thought about words like "imperviousness" or "immunity", but they sound more formal ...
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opposite to the number 25

I cannot make sense of this sentence, namely the opposite word in Our house is number 25, and theirs is just opposite. What is opposite to the number 25 ?
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What's the opposite word of "fluent"?

I have searched and found "influent" and "unfluent", but I cannot find both of them in Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Collins. Or maybe there isn't a word adding a prefix to fluent ...
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What is the most common opposite word for "postpone"? [duplicate]

Consider this: The meeting has been postponed. How would the above example be said in AE or BE if the word "postponed" were to be replaced by its antonym?
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What is the antonym of "non-stop flight"?

Indirect flight is the antonym of direct flight. However, direct flights and non-stop flights have a different meaning.
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Opposite of supplier - someone who does not deliver, but takes goods away

I have an application that manages input/delivery/unloading of goods (from truck) on specific warehouse. There is user role of "supplier" for clients that supply and deliver this goods. ...
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Why is "gusting" not the opposite of "disgusting"?

The prefix dis often makes a word negative. It is a negative prefix. For example: courage and discourage, the latter is the opposite of the former. Continue and discontinue, honest and dishonest and ...
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What is the Negative sentence of "All good things come to an end"? [closed]

What is the Negative sentence of "All good things come to an end" ?? Like what would be its antonym and why ??
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Opposite of "encapsulate"

Is there a generally accepted term for the opposite of "encapsulate", as in to enclose something? If I encapsulate something, and then later take it out, is it "decapsulate"? &...
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Antonym of "having a sense of self-entitlement "

My understanding of "having a sense of self-entitlement" is, in layman's terms: "feel like everything I get, I deserve it. And if anything goes wrong in my life, it certainly isn't my ...
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Opposite of "ahead"?

I saw this sentence in the dictionary We are ahead by six points. I am wondering what the opposite meaning of this sentence is?
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What's an antonym for the slang "straight up"?

What's an antonym for the slang "straight up"? He was straight up roasted by the President during the meeting. I mean to say "indirectly" or something along the same line.
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What is the antonym of "limited stock"?

"limited stock" is used when the number of products is limited. How can I describe when the products have enough stock? Can I write "plenty stock"?
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What is the opposite of an orbiter?

One may say an orbiter orbits around a planet. But an orbit doesn't have to be around a planet. What is a more general name for the object which is orbited?
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Opposite of "unwrappable"

So, if we want to say that something is capable of being unwrapped, we could say, that it's unwrappable. How do we say with one word that something is not capable of being unwrapped? Ununwrappable ...
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What is the opposite phrase of "ALL CAPS"?

As far as I know, we say that the words in which every letter is in upper-case as "ALL CAPS". Then how can we say for not "ALL CAPS"? Something like "Not all caps".
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What is the difference between "light" and "slight"? [closed]

What is the difference between "light" and "slight"? How to use these words correctly in different cases?
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The Opposite of Delegation

As opposed to this question What is the antonym of "delegation"?, if one is not delegating to a subordinate, but rather asking a superior to take on a task, what would that be called? (other ...
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Which prefix is the antonym of "co"?

"Co" implies partnership and togetherness in many technical contexts, e.g., co-planar (located in the same plane), co-orbital (moving in the same orbit), etc. Which prefix is the antonym of "co" ...
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are "displayed upfront" and "hidden covertly" the same? I guess not and I need a double check

This post says overlays of a symbol or text that may be hidden covertly or displayed upfront to protect an image from being used without owner’s approval. to illustrate above, the post gives ...
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What is the antonym for "economical with truth"?

He is not "economical with the truth". I need a single word that means its opposite He is ____ with the truth. What word do I put in the blank? Non-Economical?
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What is the antonym of "update"?

For similar words, the antonym is obtained by simply substitute the substring up with down like in the following: upgrade - downgrade upload - download What about update? I searched for something ...
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"Succeeding" as the antonym of "Preceding"

If "succeeding" is the antonyms of "preceding", and they are both adjectives, then can I use "succeeding" as in the following examples: 1- The succeeding word of the adjective is a noun. 2- ...
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"This food is sweet for a meal, sour for a dessert" - the punctuation for this construction

If I have to state its general form, I would write: ... [X] + as/for/article/none + [noun 1] , [X antonym] + as/for/article/none + [noun 2] . X: is any adjective I want to know if the comma makes ...
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What are some examples of Anonyms with "An-" prefix [closed]

I teach science to high school students. The other day I was teaching respiration to a class and the topic was Aerobic and Anaerobic Respiration. And I said Aerobic respiration is the kind of ...
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What is the proper antonym for "Optimum"?

What is the antonym of "optimal" in the following context: The utilization of organic fertilizer with "non-optimal" formula becomes a stimulant for farmers.
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How pseudoantonyms or false antonyms in the English language can be identify? [closed]

Pseudoantonyms give the misleading impression that they have opposite meanings because of the prefixes. Are not these misleading for the non native English speakers and learners? How can we identify ...
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What is the antonym (opposite) of “email”?

What is the antonym (opposite) of “email” to refer clearly to "traditional mail" and not to email?
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Is "obverse" an antonym of "reverse"?

The two sides of a coin are called obverse and reverse: Obverse and its opposite, reverse, refer to the two flat faces of coins and some other two-sided objects... But dictionary gives their ...
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What is a really good antonym for "improve"?

I'm a software developer and I'm continually faced with efforts on the part of other developers to "improve" software that I'm involved in maintaining. But from my point of view, often the things they ...
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What is the opposite (antonym) of "live" in TV?

In TV there is the term live that means in "real time". But what is the opposite (antonym) of live in TV? Is non-live? pre-recorded? E.g.: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is live - The ...
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Emphasize 'Only when allowed' in contrast to NOT being allowed

In Dutch I can let the user choose between (a software setting): Alleen indien NIET toegestaan Alleen indien WEL toegestaan for which I think the English translation should be: Only when NOT ...
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What does besides mean?

besides has two definitions in the dictionary one is apart from (except) and second is in addition to I was wondering aren't these two antonyms??
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What is the difference between brief and detail?

Are they both antonyms? While doing my exam there was written in the question paper that 'answer the following question in breif' and 'answer the following question in detail' the brief one were ...
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What is the opposite of "star" (celebrity)?

I want to know the opposite of the word "Star" ? *Here star indicates a celebrity (people that appear in a movie).
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The antonym of "diss"

I learn that 'diss' is a shortened version of "disrespect" Urban Dictionary: diss For example, try to diss me, man. What's the opposite of it? I searched 'spect' as shorthand for 'respect'. ...
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go easy on... and go overboard with

I'm looking for synonymous and antonymous expressions of "go easy on spices" and "go overboard with spices." Can you think of others?
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Antonym of "utmost" or "uttermost"

I'm having trouble to find the appropriate antonym of "utmost" or "uttermost". Dictionaries recommend "mild" and "moderate" but they sound awkward. She has the utmost chance of getting hired for the ...
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What is the antonym of "feasible" for this context? [closed]

A. Business is feasible and may be accepted if the BC ratio is greater than 1. B. Business is unfeasible and may be rejected if the BC ratio is less than 1. Can I use non-feasible instead of ...
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Put the washing in

"Put the washing out." The washing is done and take out all the washing on line. "Put the washing in" All the washing is dried and take in the house. Can the antonym "Put the washing in" as "...
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