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"antonym" in British English

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antonymnoun [C]

uk   /ˈæn.tə.nɪm/  us   /-t̬ən.ɪm/ specialized
a word that ​means the ​opposite of another word: Two antonyms of "​light" are "​dark" and "​heavy".
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adjective uk   /ænˈtɒn.ɪ.məs/  us   /-ˈtɑː.nɪ-/
"Long" and "​short" are antonymous (words).
(Definition of antonym from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"antonym" in American English

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antonymnoun [C]

 us   /ˈæn·təˌnɪm/
grammar a word or phrase whose ​meaning is the ​opposite of another word or phrase
(Definition of antonym from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “antonym”
in Spanish antónimo…
in Vietnamese từ trái nghĩa…
in Malaysian perkataan berlawan…
in Thai คำที่มีความหมายตรงกันข้าม…
in French antonyme…
in German das Antonym…
in Chinese (Simplified) 反义词…
in Indonesian lawan kata…
in Chinese (Traditional) 反義詞…
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