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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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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).
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).
Historically, the pacifically tinged "America First" sentiment has been antonymic to Wilsonian busybodism, but then again the Archangel Woodrow, as H.
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.
The mental tension caused by radical life changes (confined women face physiological transformations, emotional challenge and social reactions) may be regarded in antonymic terms.
From a typological point of view, we will find ourselves in front of a one-dimensional, bipolar and antonymic semantic field, in which the oppositions are established on multiple levels (Lazar 2003: 89).
Ideally, members of an antonymic pair should be freely substitutable without any effect on their grammaticality and syntactic properties (Panther and Thornburg 2012).
In 1988, however, electronic dictionaries were rare and expensive, and it would have been difficult to extract their synonymic and antonymic relations into an easily searchable semantic network.
This new sense must be antonymic or antagonistic to the original sense so that a logical incongruity arises between them, and causes the new sense to seem "ridiculous," "absurd," or "nonsensical.
Because the affirmative demonism of the word and the poet's inherently failing means of representation are given as ever-present antonymic elements, they cannot be separated.