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A word having a meaning opposite to that of another word: The word "wet" is an antonym of the word "dry."

an′to·nym′ic adj.
an·ton′y·mous (ăn-tŏn′ə-məs) adj.
an·ton′y·my n.
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Adj.1.antonymous - of words: having opposite meanings
synonymous - (of words) meaning the same or nearly the same


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lt;/pre> <p>This study suggests that the semantic relations from the source domain of light and dark are partially mapped onto the target domain of happiness and sadness but that there are a number of inconsistencies and gaps in the linguistic correspondences; centrally, metaphorical light is not used antonymously with metaphorical dark, although there is a limited correspondence where verbal light up is used antonymously to darken.