antonymy


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an·to·nym

 (ăn′tə-nĭm′)
n.
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.

antonymy

(ænˈtɒnɪmɪ)
n
the semantic relationship between words that have opposite meanings
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antonymy - the semantic relation that holds between two words that can (in a given context) express opposite meanings
semantic relation - a relation between meanings
Translations
synonymi

antonymy

[ænˈtɒnɪmɪ] Nantonimia f
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The symmetric character of synonymy and antonymy is not only common sense, but also commonly accepted by academic linguists [4], It follows, then, that [w.
Here in both cases we are seeing the use of Negated Antonymy (4), in which the assertion of X and the negation of Y serve to reinforce the assertion of X.
A logic of second antonymy of sorts, while the wife consistently depreciates the husband in terms of his public visibility and social attractiveness, she comes up with at least two corrective quasi-asides on how he may, nonetheless, be "bearing, in his whole aspect, the hand-writing of no common fate, for such as have the skill to read it" (295); and how he could be perceived as a "remarkable" man after all (296).
Of paradigmatic relations, the words under discussion mostly display antonymy and hyponymy.
Word meaning has four aspects: denotation, or reference to something in the "real world" (15); connotation, or "often emotive" positive and negative associations (16); sense or semantic relations, such as synonymy, antonymy, hyponymy, and meronymy (17); and collocation, or the "likelihood that two words will co-occur" (18).
For many centuries the Bible has been used as the supreme authority and justification for the oppression and subjugation of women, and the Christian deity portrayed as an unbending patriarch who expected women to do exactly as they were told, and one of the greatest barriers to genuine feminine antonymy and a just and proper egalitarianism is the unthinking repetition of inflexible religious dogma that denies the moral, intellectual and spiritual needs and aspirations of this most downtrodden half of the entire human race.
Synsets are connected through a series of relations: antonymy (opposites), hyponymy/hypernymy (isa), meronymy (part-of), etc.