List of Antonyms

A complete alphabetical antonym list
Above – below
Attack – defend
Ability – inability
Advance – retreat
Adversity – prosperity
Arrival – departure
Ancient – modern
Arrest – release, free
Ascent – descent
Acquit – convict
Acceptance – rejection
Armament – disarmament
Absurd – reasonable
Ample – meagre
Advantage – disadvantage
Agree – disagree
Angel – devil
Absence – presence
Bottom – top
Broad – narrow
Buy – sell
Blunt – sharp
Busy – idle
Beautiful – ugly
Blessing – curse
Bravery – cowardice
Belief – disbelief
Beneficial – harmful
Barren – fertile
Beginning – end
Barbaric – civil
Boon – bane, curse
Better – worse
Cheerful – gloomy
Concord – discord, disagreement
Complicated – simple
Cautious – negligent
Consent – dissent
Confess – deny
Compare – contrast
Courageous – timid
Care – neglect
Creation – destruction
Confidence – diffidence
Civilized – uncivilized, wild
Cause – effect
Certain – uncertain
Credit – cash
Converge – diverge
Docile – stubborn
Deep – shallow
Friendly – hostile
Foolish – wise
False – true
Guest – host
Gain – loss
Grateful – ungrateful
General – particular
Genuine – spurious
Humility – insolence
Heaven – hell
Honour – shame, dishonour
Hope – despair
Heredity – environment
Humble – proud, haughty
Honest – dishonest
Import – export
Include – exclude
Increase – decrease
Innocent – guilty
Initial – final
Inhale – exhale
Justice – injustice
Junior – senior
Joy – sorrow
Knowledge – ignorance
Kind – cruel
Like – dislike
Literate – illiterate
Logical – illogical
Lack – abundance
Legitimate – illegitimate
Lend – borrow
Material – spiritual
Maximum – minimum
Mortal – immortal
Miser – spendthrift
Merit – demerit
Mourn – rejoice
Noble – ignoble
Natural – unnatural, artificial
Oral – written
Dead – alive
Dull – bright, interesting
Defence – offence
Domestic – wild
Deficit – surplus
Deposit – withdraw
Dwarf – giant
Demand – supply
Defeat – victory
Difficult – easy
Desolate – inhabited
Distress – comfort
Dynamic – static
Diminish – increase
Death – life
Defensive – offensive
Dependent – independent
Dry – wet
Exterior – interior
Examiner – examinee
Expedite – delay
Ebb – flow
Enjoyment – suffering
Early – late
Economical – extravagant
Encourage – discourage
Earn – spend
Entrance – exit Failure – success
Frank – reserved
Freedom – slavery
Fame – obscurity
Front – back
Frown – smile
Far – near
Fortune – misfortune
Full – empty
Fine – coarse
Fresh – stale
Flexible – rigid
Friend – enemy
Firm – infirm
Foreign – native
Order – disorder
Optimistic – pessimistic
Patriot – traitor
Peace – war
Pain – pleasure
Praise – blame
Punishment – reward
Progressive – orthodox
Polite – rude, impolite
Plenty – scarce
Proud – humble
Pure – impure
Poverty – affluence
Permanent – temporary
Proper – improper
Private – public
Quiet – noisy
Religious – secular, irreligious
Raw – ripe
Rational – irrational
Reveal – conceal
Remember – forget
Satisfied – dissatisfied
Servant – master
Sacred – profane
Superiority – inferiority
Sweet – sour
Solid – liquid
Slow – fast, prompt
Strange – familiar
Standfast – fickle
Smooth – rough
Safe – unsafe
Strong – weak
Soft – hard
Thick – thin
Tragedy – comedy
Transparent – opaque
Top – bottom
Unity – diversity
Virtue – vice
Voluntary – compulsory
Vague – definite
Victory – defeat
Violent – non-violent
Wisdom – folly
Wild – tame, domestic
Win – lose

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