opposite word


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Noun1.opposite word - a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each otheropposite word - a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other; "to him the antonym of `gay' was `depressed'"
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
direct antonym - antonyms that are commonly associated (e.g., `wet' and `dry')
indirect antonym - antonyms whose opposition is mediated (e.g., the antonymy of `wet' and `parched' is mediated by the similarity of `parched' to `dry')
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This shows the following: that the mean number of responses to the target was significantly higher than that to all other categories except for the word in a derived same relation; that the mean number of responses to the trained opposite word was significantly higher than that to all categories other than the target network; that the mean number of responses to the words in derived same and opposite relations was significantly higher than that to words in the non-network and novel categories; and that the mean number of responses to the words in nontarget and non-network categories was significantly higher than that to the novel words.
The opposite word is "dismembering" and that means "pulling apart".
The study shows that infants in bilingual environments use pitch and duration cues to discriminate between languages - such as English and Japanese - with opposite word orders.
The exact opposite word of hip-hop, I think, is gay.
On successive trials, each participant was told to verbally respond to individual words presented on a computer screen either with a related verb, a rhyming word, or an opposite word.
The logic is that if free-market entrepreneurship is good, ethical, noble, and heroic, and you can measure the resulting elevation of living standards in the economy, then we must be able to define a command-and-control economy using the opposite words (bad, immoral or corrupt, unprincipled or unimpressive or petty, and cowardly or gutless) and be able to measure the corresponding poor results in the economy.