Can You Match the Word to Its Antonym?

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By: Becky Stigall

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Antonym is an antonym for synonym. Got it? If you're super clever, you'll be able to correctly guess each of these common opposites better than your friends!

Alive

Ok, this one was a gimme. We wanted to start you off slow.

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Admit

Deny is an antonym for admit. We admit that you can't deny how confusing that can be.

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Wax

We're looking for "wane" here. As in, the moon waxes and wanes.

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Solid

Liquid is an antonym for solid. We wonder... would gas also be an antonym for solid?

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Enter

Exit is the opposite of enter. Of course, there are some instances where you can do both at the same time... mind blown!

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Cheap

Did we trip you up with inexpensive? Remember, we're looking for antonyms, no synonyms.

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Fast

Not fast like, speedy. Fast, like the opposite of slow.

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Bitter

Sweet is the opposite of bitter. What is it called when it is bittersweet?

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Natural

Artificial is the opposite of natural. Unnatural would be another antonym.

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Awake

Asleep is an antonym for awake. Alert would be a synonym.

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Long

Short is an antonym for long. Long can be used as an adjective for all of these other words.

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Sorrow

Joy is the opposite of sorrow. You can also say happy and sad.

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Arrive

Depart is an antonym for arrive. It's the same as go and come.

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Happy

Happy and sad are antonyms. Yes, we know this one is easy, but we figured you needed a break.

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Hero

Hero and villain are opposites. Batman, Spider-Man and Superman might be considered synonyms for hero.

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Narrow

Wide is the opposite of narrow. Remember, antonyms are opposites.

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Common

Both rare and uncommon are antonyms for rare. A synonym for common might be everyday.

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Attract

Antonyms repel. Synonyms attract. Confused?

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Right

Wrong is the opposite of right. We could have also said left, but we didn't want to get political.

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Polite

Rude is the opposite of polite. Nice might be used as a synonym.

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Impoverished

Wealthy is an antonym for impoverished. Poor is a synonym for impoverished.

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Permanent

Temporary is an antonym for permanent. Did you notice that permanent is a possible adjective for all of the other words?

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Ugly

Pretty is the opposite of ugly. But, what if something is pretty ugly? We're confused.

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War

War is the opposite of peace. Battle might be a good synonym.

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Trivial

Serious is the opposite of trivial. Have you noticed that being able to identify the antonym depends on understanding the meaning of the original word?

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True

False is an antonym for true. Everyone who has taken an exam should know this one!

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Short

Tall is an antonym for short. Can you identify the noun?

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Valuable

Worthless is an antonym for valuable. All of the other choices are synonyms.

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Intelligent

Stupid is an antonym for intelligent. Unintelligent would also be an antonym.

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Superior

Inferior is the opposite of superior. Better or above would be synonyms.

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Distant

All of these are antonyms for distant. Far would be a synonym.

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Cowardice

Courage is the opposite of cowardice. We're not talking lions here.

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Enemy

Ally is the opposite of enemy. Ally means friend.

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Conceal

Reveal is an antonym for conceal. All of the other choices are synonyms.

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Shallow

Deep is an antonym for shallow. Shallow might be used as an adjective to describe the other word choices.

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