Antonyms 1
Fast is an antonym of slow?

Antonyms 1

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'Antonyms' are words which have opposite meanings. For example, 'fast' is an antonym of 'slow'. Synonyms have similar meanings, such as 'fast' and 'rapid'. To remember the difference, think of 'anti' for antonyms and you won't go far wrong!

Find antonyms for the following words in our first English Antonyms quiz.

1.
Cry
Bewail
Laugh
Sob
Weep
The other three are synonyms (similar meaning) of 'cry'
2.
Long
Drawn out
Extended
Protracted
Short
'Extended', 'drawn out' and 'protracted' = synonyms
3.
Bright
Dull
Radiant
Shining
Sparkling
'Sparkling', 'shining' and 'radiant' are synonyms
4.
Stale
Fresh
Kept too long
Musty
Old
Remember: synonyms have similar meanings
5.
Shut
Barred
Closed
Fastened
Open
'Open' is an antonym (opposite meaning) for 'shut'
6.
Empty
Drained
Full
Poured out
Vacant
'Full' means the opposite of 'empty'
7.
Few
A minority
A small number
Many
Not many
'Few' and 'many' are antonyms
8.
Late
After a deadline
Delayed
Early
Tardy
'Tardy' means 'late' = synonym
9.
Shout
Cry
Scream
Shriek
Whisper
'Shriek'/'scream' have similar meanings to 'shout'
10.
Awake
Alert
Asleep
Vigilant
Watchful
Remember: antonyms have opposite meanings
Author:  Sue Daish

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