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List of Antonyms and Free Printable Antonym Worksheets

An antonym is a word of opposite meaning, e.g., good and bad; these two words have opposite meanings. Most reading/language arts curriculums cover both antonyms and synonyms. In the early years, easy antonyms are introduced, e.g., hot/cold and happy/sad. Antonyms are commonly used in analogies, e.g., below is to above as open is to closed. Below please find a comprehensive list of antonyms as well as free worksheets.

List of Antonyms

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List of Antonyms
above -– below
abundant & plentiful - scarce
accident - intentional
accurate - inaccurate
achieve, pass, succeed & accomplishment - fail & failure
add - subtract
adjacent - distant
admire - detest
admit & accept - deny, decline & reject
adore & love - hate
advance - retreat
advantage - disadvantage
affirm - deny
afraid - confident
after – before
alert - asleep
alive - dead
allow - forbid
amateur - professional
amuse - bore
ancient - modern
angel - devil
annoy - soothe
answer - question
antonym - synonym
apparent - obscure
approach & advance - retreat
approval - disapproval
argue & disagree - agree
arrive - depart
arrogant & proud - humble & modest
ascend - descend
attack - defend
attic - cellar
attract - repel
attractive - repulsive
awake - asleep
awkward - graceful
back - front
bad, wicked & evil– good & angelic
bare - covered
beautiful & handsome - ugly
bend - straighten
bent - straight
best - worst
better - worse
big, large, great, huge & vast – little, tiny & small
birth - death
bitter - sweet
black – white
body - soul
bold - timid
borrow - lend
bound, captivity & imprison - free & freedom
boy - girl
brave & courageous - cowardly
break - repair, fix & restore
bright, sharp & sensational - dull, dim & blunt
brighten - fade
bring - take away & remove
broad & wide - narrow
build & create - wreck, destroy & demolish
busy - idle
buy & purchase - sell
calm & self-control - excited, agitated, anxious, panic & turbulence
can - can't & cannot
capable - incapable
capture - release
cause - effect
cautious & careful - careless & rush
center - edge
change - remain
cheap & inexpensive - expensive
child - adult
city - country
clean - dirty
clockwise - counterclockwise
close & shut – open
close by - distant & far away
clumsy & awkward - graceful
cold – hot
collect - scatter
command & disobey - obey
compliment - insult
conceal - reveal
constant - variable
continue - interrupt
copy - original
countrymen - foreigner
crazy - sane
crooked - straight
curse - bless
damage - improve
dawn - sunset
day – night
daytime - nighttime
deep - shallow
demand - supply
dense - sparse
destroy - create
devil - angel
difficult - easy
dismiss - adjourn
displease - satisfy & please
divide - unite
doctor - patient
doubt - trust
dull - sharp & polish
dumb & stupid - smart, intelligent & clever
dusk - dawn
early & now - late & later
earth - sky
east - west
easy - hard
ebb - flow
elementary - advanced
employer - employee
encourage & urge - discourage, deter & opposed
end – begin & start
even – odd
evening - morning
evil - good
exit - entrance & enter
expand - contract
export - import
exterior - interior
external - internal
fail - pass
failure - success
false - true
fancy - plain
fat, obese, thick & plump - thin, skinny & slender
fiction - fact
firm - flabby
flexible - stiff
float - sink
follow - lead
for - against
fore - aft & back
forelegs - hind legs
forgive - blame
forgiveness - blame & revenge
fortunate - unfortunate
forward - backward
frank & open - secretive
free - restricted
fresh - stale
friend & ally - foe, enemy & stranger
full - empty
funny - sad
gain - lose
gather - distribute
generous - stingy
gentle & mild - rough & harsh
giant - dwarf
give & send - get, receive & take
glad - sad & sorry
gloomy & dismal - cheerful
glossy - dull
go – come
gorgeous - ugly
greedy - generous
grief & sorrow - joy
ground - sky
grow - shrink
guard - attack
guess - know
happy & merry - sad & miserable
hard - soft
harmful - harmless
hate & detest - love & worship
he - she
head - foot
heal - infect
heaven - hell
height - depth
hello & hi - good bye
help - hurt & hinder
hero - coward
high – low
hill - valley
him - her
hire - fire
his - hers
hold & retain - let go
horrible - pleasant
huge, enormous & immense - tiny & minute
hunger - thirst
idle - active
ignorance - notice & perceive
imitation - genuine
important - trivial
in – out
include - exclude
increase - decrease & reduce
individual - group
infant - grownup
inhabited - uninhabited
inhale - exhale
inner - outer
innocent - guilty
inside & within - outside
interesting & exciting - boring
joy - sadness
junior - senior
just - unjust
justice - injustice
kind - cruel
king - queen & subject
knowledge - ignorance
known & famous - unknown
land - sea
landlord - tenant
last & ultimate – first & primary
laugh - cry & weep
lawful - illegal & unlawful
lawyer - client
lazy - industrious & energetic
lead - follow
leave - arrive
left – right
lengthen - shorten
lenient - strict
let - forbid
level - uneven
lie - truth
life - death
light - dark, heavy & shade
like - dislike
likely - unlikely
limited - boundless
live & survive - die
lock & bolt - unlock
lonely - crowded
long – short & brief
loose & slack - tight
lose - find
lost - found
loud, noisy & talkative - soft & quiet
loyal - disloyal
mad - happy, pleased, sane & sensible
magnetized - repel & demagnetized
maintain - discontinue
major - minor
majority - minority
make - destroy
male - female
man - women
many - few
marvelous - terrible
mature - immature
melt & thaw - freeze
messy - tidy & neat
minimum - maximum
miscellaneous - specific
mistake - accuracy
mix, join & combine - separate
moist - dry
more – less
most - least
mother - father
move & leave - stay
nadir - zenith
naïve - sophisticated
nasty - nice
natural - artificial
near – far
never - always
new - old, used & secondhand
no – yes
nobody - everybody
noisy - quiet
none - all, any & some
nonsense - sense
north - south
nothing - something
obvious - hidden
occupied - vacant, empty & free
offend - please
offer & grant - refuse
often & frequent - seldom
old – young
once - now
one - several
on-off
opposite - parallel
order - disarray
ordinary & common - uncommon, extraordinary, exceptional, rare & unique
over – under
pacify - agitate
pain - pleasure & joy
parent - child
part - whole
partial - complete
particular - general
pass - fail
passive - active
past - present
patient - impatient
peace - war, disturbance & uproar
permanent - unstable & temporary
permit - prevent & refuse
pessimistic - optimistic
physical - spiritual
place - misplace
plain - fancy
plentiful - scarce
poetry - pose
pollute - purify
poor - rich
positive - negative
possible - impossible
poverty - wealth
praise - criticize & blame
preceding - following
present - absent
pretty - ugly
prevent - encourage
pride & arrogance - modesty & humility
problem - solution
profit - loss
prohibit - allow
prudent - reckless & imprudent
public - private & secluded
pull - push
pupil - teacher
pure - tainted & impure
qualified - unqualified
quality - inferiority
raise - lower
random - specific
raw - cooked
ready - unprepared
real - fake
regret - rejoice
regular & ordinary - irregular & unusual
relax - tense & tighten
remember - forget
repair - destroy
retain - lose
ridiculous - sensible
right & correct – wrong & incorrect
rigid & inflexible - lax & flexible
rise- drop
rough - smooth
rude & impolite - polite & courteous
run - walk
safe - dangerous
same - different
satisfactory - unsatisfactory
secure - vulnerable & insecure
segregate - integrate
serious - trivial
servant & slave - master
shack - palace
shame - honor
she - he
show - hide
shy - outgoing
sick, disease & ill - healthy
silence - noisy & sound
simple - complex, difficult & fancy
single - married & plural
sit & lie - stand
slow - fast, quick & rapid
smile - frown
solid - liquid
soon - later
sour - sweet
sow & plant - reap & harvest
speak - listen
speechless - talkative
spend & waste - save
stale - fresh
stay - leave
steal - return & provide
sterile - fertile
still & stationary - moving
stingy - generous
stop, finish & quit - start & go
strong, powerful, strength & sturdy - weak, weakness & feeble
student & pupil - teacher
summer - winter
sunny - cloudy
sunrise - sunset
superior & superb - inferior
suspect - trust
tall – short
tame - wild
teach - learn
temporary - permanent
thaw - freeze
there - here
thin - thick
thorough - careless
thrifty - wasteful
throw - catch
tie - loosen
to – from
today - yesterday
together - alone & apart
told - asked
top - bottom
toward – away
tragic - comic
transparent - opaque
triumph - defeat
true - false
truth, honest & tell the truth - lie & dishonesty
ultimate - primary
understand - misunderstand
union - separation
up – down
upright & right-side-up - upside-down
upset - comfort
upset - stabilize
upstairs - downstairs
us - them
vague, cloudy & indefinite - clear & definite
valuable - worthless
vanish & disappear - appear
vertical - horizontal
victory - defeat
villain - hero
virtue - vice
visible - invisible
visitor & guest - host & hostess
voluntary & willing - involuntary & reluctant
waive - require
warm - cool, cold & chilly
wax - wane
well - badly
west - east
wet - dry
win - lose & loss
wisdom - foolishness
wise - foolish
with - without
work - play
worship - detest
worth - uselessness
yin - yang
zip - unzip

Antonym Worksheets

We’ve created numerous worksheets to help either your child or student learn antonyms.

Antonym Worksheet 1
We offer a free printable antonym worksheet that focuses on the following words: on, off, above, below, in, out, near, far, before, after, left & right.

Antonym Worksheet 2
We offer a free printable antonym worksheet that focuses on the following words: on, off, in, out, above, below, left, right, before, after, over & under.

Antonym Worksheet 3
We offer a free printable antonym worksheet that focuses on the following words: over, under, near, far, before, after, left & right.

Antonym Worksheet 4
We offer a free printable antonym worksheet that focuses on the following words: on, off, above, below, in, out, near, far, before, after, left, right, over & under.

Antonym Worksheet 5
We offer a free printable antonym worksheet that focuses on the following words: top & bottom.

Antonym Worksheet 6
We offer a free printable antonym worksheet that focuses on the following words: left & right.

Antonym Worksheet 7
We offer a free printable antonym worksheet that focuses on the following words: start, finish, go & stop.

Antonym Worksheet 8
We offer a free printable antonym worksheet that focuses on the following words: above & below.

Antonym Worksheet 9
We offer a free printable antonym worksheet that focuses on the following words: first & last.

Antonym Worksheet 10
We offer a free printable antonym worksheet that focuses on the following words: inside & outside.

Antonym Worksheet 11
We offer a free printable antonym worksheet that focuses on the following words: top, bottom, left, right, start, finish, go, stop, above, below, first, last, inside & outside.

Antonym Worksheet 12
We offer a free printable antonym worksheet that focuses on the following words: before & after.

Antonym Worksheet 13
We offer a free printable antonym worksheet that focuses on the following words: on, off, under & over.

Antonym Worksheet 14
We offer a free printable antonym worksheet that focuses on the following words: bad, good, cold, hot, fast, slow, high, low, long, short, yes & no.

Antonym Worksheet 15
We offer a free printable antonym worksheet that focuses on the following words: clean, dirty, close, open, full, empty, hard, soft, in, out, warm & cold.

Antonym Worksheet 16
We offer a free printable antonym worksheet that focuses on the following words: light, heavy, pretty, ugly, night, day, easy, hard, large, small, lost, found, now, later, old, new, pull, push, wet & dry.

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