List of 180 Antonyms in English

Following is a list of 180 common antonyms in English you should learn to expand your vocabulary.

Common Opposites in English

Learn a list of 180 pairs of antonyms/ opposites in English

1. idle – busy

2. illegal – lawful

3. imaginary – real

4. import – export

5. imprison – free

6. include – exclude

7. lead – follow

8. left – right

9. careful – careless

10. catch – throw

11. beginning – end

12. beg – offer

13. stay – go

14. stop – go

15. straight – crooked

16. in – out

17. inside – outside

18. joy – grief

19. kind – mean

20. king – queen

21. knowledge – ignorance

22. known – unknown

23. large – small

24. last – first

25. laugh – cry

26. lazy – industrious

27. admit – deny

28. advance – retreat

29. stranger – friend

30. strengthen – weaken

31. strong – weak

32. summer – winter

33. sun – moon

34. sweet – sour

35. beneath – above

36. best – worst

37. bitter – sweet

38. black – white

39. borrow – lend

40. bottom – top

41. boy – girl

42. brave – scared

43. break – fix

44. wet – dry

45. cease – begin

46. certain – uncertain

47. cheerful – sad

48. city – country

49. closed – open

50. cold – hot

51. above – below

52. absent – present

53. abundant – scarce

54. accept – refuse

55. accidental – intentional

56. accurate – incorrect

57. increase – decrease

58. heavy – light

59. hide – show

60. after – before

61. against – for

62. ahead – behind

63. all – none

64. always – never

65. antique – modern

66. asleep – awake

67. attack – defend

68. aunt – uncle

69. authentic – imitation

70. awake – asleep

71. bad – good

72. bald – hairy

73. beautiful – ugly

74. brother – sister

75. buy – sell

76. drunk – sober

77. dry – wet

78. hungry – full

79. husband – wife

80. combine – separate

81. comedy – tragedy

82. reward – punishment

83. right – wrong

84. rough – smooth

85. south – north

86. spend – save

87. start – finish

88. stationary – movable

89. sweet – sour

90. swift – slow

91. take – give

92. tall – short

93. come – go

94. complete – incomplete

95. condemn – praise

96. conquer – fail

97. contract – expand

98. cool – warm

99. country – city

100. high – low

101. him – her

102. hit – miss

103. crooked – straight

104. cruel – kind

105. dangerous – safe

106. dark – light

107. daughter – son

108. day – night

109. dead – alive

110. death – life

111. deep – shallow

112. depart – arrive

113. destroy – create

114. different – same

115. friend-enemy

116. from – to

117. front – back

118. gain – loss

119. gather – scatter

120. generous – stingy

121. genuine – fake

122. fancy – plain

123. fat – skinny

124. fat – thin

125. fertile – barren

126. few – many

127. fiction – fact

128. find – lose

129. finish – begin

130. first – last

131. floor – ceiling

132. give – take

133. graceful – clumsy

134. grin – frown

135. guilty – innocent

136. happy – sad

137. wild – tame

138. win – lose

139. winter – summer

140. work – play

141. worthless – valuable

142. wrong – right

143. yes – no

144. young – old

145. fail – succeed

146. fall – spring

147. hard – soft

148. harmony – discord

149. harsh – mild

150. healthy – sick

151. length – width

152. less – more

153. rural – urban

154. sane – insane

155. seldom – often

156. selfish – unselfish

157. send – receive158. together – apart

159. top – bottom

160. tough – tender

161. triumph – fail

162. true – false

163. ugly – pretty

164. unbreakable – fragile

165. under – over

166. unique – ordinary

167. up – down

168. useful – useless

169. usually – rarely

170. vacant – occupied

171. vanish – appear

172. victory – defeat

173. dirty – clean

174. discourage – encourage

175. disgrace – honor

176. dwarf – giant

177. early – late

178. East – West

179. easy – hard

180. empty – full

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