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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.


(Grammar) having the opposite meaning, relating to antonyms
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This pattern of antonymic correspondences is rendered even clearer in descriptions of General George Washington (1732-1799) and King George III (1738-1820).
The second can be achieved by using an antonymic expression (e.g.
It seems to me slightly awkward to speak of badness accumulating, but I think the same applies to goodness--and it applies at least as much to Goodman's less idiomatic rendering of papa, 'vileness', which also conceals the antonymic quality of punya and papa.
The dream about Aghenennas being prevented from coming home is interpreted by Tati oult Ourzig, as is the case for the majority of Tuareg dreams, in an antonymic way (for instance, if one dreams of laughing, one dies, and so on).
Whyton then provides an analysis of A Love Supreme that demonstrates how the recording has and can be used both to reinforce and to challenge those problematic and simplified antonymic historical narratives.
Based on the fact that the suffixes--siz 'without' and--li 'with' are usually used in derivation of antonymic adjectives, (22) one would expect that tatsiz, similarly to Croatian neukusan and bezukusan, conveys the meaning 'without taste', 'tasteless', and tatli, similarly to Croatian ukusan, the meaning 'with taste', 'tasteful', 'tasty'.
Appropriately, the German word heimlich--which literally means 'home-like'--translates in common usage as 'secret.' And yet the idea of secrecy invokes an antonymic meaning at the heart of home and heimlich: secrecy lodges an ironic sense of weirdness at their core.
347, 349 (2008) [hereinafter Cohen I] ("While Smolensky discusses creating 'children with disabilities,' I will from here on out use the phrase 'intentional diminishment,' which I will define as intentionally using reproductive technology to produce a child who is on balance significantly harmed as compared to the 'normal' child (think of 'diminishment' as the antonymic concept to 'enhancement,' which is often discussed in the bioethics literature).").
This also means that apart from the coding markers it is also the lexical items that are relevant in activating the intended argument contrast (antonymic pairs of lexical verbs, valency-relevant aspect contrasts, adverbials, such as intentionally inserted in (3)a.).
Historically, the pacifically tinged "America First" sentiment has been antonymic to Wilsonian busybodism, but then again the Archangel Woodrow, as H.L.
The auto-humiliciacion in the Nahuatl passage above may have been a formulaic device (Johansson 2002: 226-227); Maxwell and Hanson (1992: 20-21) note that "constant potential for antonymic interpretation gives the Nahuatl author the power to say one thing but to mean another".
In contrast with what they later became, they had long been seen not as antonymic but rather as closely linked in a Judeo-Muslim syncretism.