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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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N + N [right arrow] N compounding: These types of compounds exist in three forms, N+N with antonymous formatives; N+N with synonymous formatives and adjunctions.
By way of these multiple verbal reversals (enhanced in the first case by editing), Cohen helps to position himself as a figure of antonymous claims.
However the two notions are normally somewhat antonymous.
There are dearly other ways of vindicating ones dignity; (44) if we take seriously the stories of the martyrs, some vindications of dignity may appear antonymous to flight.
November 13, 2010 (JUBA) - The antonymous region of southern Sudan has accused the national army of abducting civilians attempting to return to the region ahead of January's independence referendum.
With absence one can look at not only the antonymous notion of separation but also at this idea of immensity.
Mansha Butt added that Murray College Sialkot would be given antonymous body status, adding that step was being taken keeping in view the importance and alma mater of Allama Iqbal while board of governors had already been constituted.
The Kims' oppositional nationalist NIC is at the core of the regime's traditional official ideology of Juche (ch'uche), which has been loosely translated as "self-reliance" or "Korea first" and is antonymous with sadaejuui, meaning serving or relying upon a foreign power.
Dawn and evening are parallel and antonymous (marking the opposite ends of a day), but also supplement each other (adding up into a full day).