Synonyms & Antonyms

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KINDRED

Syn: relation, species, relative, affinity

Ant: unrelated, dissimilar, hetrogeneous, disparate

 

KEEN

Syn: sharp, poignant, eager, acute

Ant: vapid, insipid, blunt, undesiring

 

KNAVE

Syn: dishonest, scoundrel, vagabond ,rogue

Ant: paragon, innocent, benefactor, idealist

 

KNELL

Syn: death knell, last blow, demolish, suppress

Ant: reconstruction, rediscovery, procreation, resurrection

 

KNOTTY

Syn: complicated, difficult, arduous, onerous

Ant: simple, manageable, tractable, flexible

 

L

 

LUXURIANT

Syn: profuse, abundant, dense, plentiful

Ant: scanty, meagre, inadequate, deficient

 

LUSCIOUS

Syn: palatable, delicious, delectable, delightful

Ant: unsavoury, tart, sharp, sour

 

LURE

Syn: attract, entice, tempt, induce

Ant: repel, dissuade, confute, threaten

 

LUNACY

Syn: delusion, insanity, madness, imbecility

Ant: normalcy, sanity, sagacity, shrewdness

 

LUDICROUS

Syn:  absurd, bizarre, preposterous, grotesque

Ant: balanced, congruous, consistent, solemn

 

LUCID

Syn: sound, rational, coherent, sane

Ant: obscure, hidden, incomprehensible, unintelligible

 

LISTLESS

Syn: lazy, inattentive spiritless, incurious

Ant: brisk, attentive, diligent, agile

 

LINGER

Syn: loiter, prolong, hesitate, delay

Ant: hasten, quicken, dart, hurry

 

LIBERATE

Syn: emancipatc, rescue, unshackle, absolve

Ant: suppress, menacle, obstruct, detain

 

LIBERAL

Syn: magnanimous, hospitality, generous, benevolence

Ant: stingy, niggardly, malevolent, malicious

 

LIABLE

Syn: accountable, bound, responsible,likely

Ant: unaccountable,apt to ,irresponsible, exempt

 

LENIENT

Syn: compassionate, merciful,moderate, tolerant

Ant: cruel, severe, violent, vehement

 

LAX

Syn: slack, careless,negligence,indifferent

Ant: firm, reliable, meticulous, scruplous

 

LAVISH

Syn: abundant, excessive,profuse,  extravagant

Ant: scarce, deficient , frugal, conserve

 

LASSITUDE

Syn: languor, tiredness, weariness, lethargy

Ant: vivacity, agility, animate, lively

 

LAUDABLE

Syn: deserving, honourable, praiseworthy, acceptable

Ant: vicious, blame worthy, venomous, condemnable

 

LANGUID

Syn: pensive, lethargic, exhausted, fatigued

Ant: lively, animated, refreshed, restored

 

LAMENT

Syn: grieve, deplore, regret, bemoan

Ant: amuse, entertain, enliven, solace

 

LAG

Syn: retard, falter, linger, dawdle

Ant: quicken, accelerate, expedite, spurt

 

LACONIC

Syn: brief, condensed, concise, compact

Ant: dilated, profused, diffuse, wordy

 

M

 

MUTUAL

Syn: joint, identical, correlative reciprocal

Ant: separate, distinct, divergent, individual

 

MUTINOUS

Syn: recalcitrant, insurgent, unruly, revolutionary

Ant: submissive, faithful, compliant, loyal

 

MURKY

Syn: dusky, dreary, dismal, bleak

Ant:  bright, Shining, luminous, radiant

 

MUNIFICENT

Syn: liberal, hospitable, benevolent, kind

Ant: frugal, penurious, moderate, economical

 

MULTITUDE

Syn: crowd, throng, mass, swarm

Ant: minority, handful, paucity, scarcity

 

MOROSE

Syn: surly, sulky, sullen, depressed

Ant: sprightly, animated, buoyant, blithe

 

MONOTONOUS

Syn: irksome, tedious, humdrum, insipid

Ant: varied, pleasant, appealing, captivating

 

MOMENTOUS

Syn: notable, eventful, consequential, stirring

Ant: trivial, insignificant, commonplace, immaterial

 

MOLLIFY

Syn: appease, assuage, relieve, mitigate

Ant: irritate, infuriate, aggravate, exasperate

 

MOLEST

Syn: pester, harass, vex, misbehave

Ant: console, soothe, comfort, cheer

 

MODEST

Syn: reserved, unpretentious, humble, courteous

Ant: audacious, arrogant, pompous, vain

 

MODERATE

Syn:  limited, reasonable, lenient, temperate

Ant: excessive, extravagant, violent, vehement

 

MITIGATE

Syn: alleviate, relieve, lessen, assuage

Ant: augment, enhance, intensify, aggravate

 

MIRACULOUS

Syn: marvellous, extraordinary, astounding, amazing

Ant:  ordinary, trivial, familiar, natural

 

MINUTE

Syn: diminutive, miniature, small, microscopic

Ant: large, colossal, stupendous, immense

 

METTLE

Syn: courage, determination, stamina, spirite

Ant: timidity, fear, cowardice, diffident

 

MERITORIOUS

Syn: commendable, admirable, deserving, praiseworthy

Ant: unworthy, infamous, disreputable, culpable

 

MERCURIAL

Syn: variable, changeable, unstable, erratic

Ant: stable, constant, steady, steadfast

 

MENDACITY

Syn: falsehood, deception, perjury, perfidious

Ant: probity, honesty, veracity, candour

 

MELODIOUS

Syn: dulcet, musical, harmonious, sweet

Ant: grating, dissonant, discordant, rancour

 

N

NUMEROUS

Syn: profuse, various, multitude, plenteous

Ant: scarce, deficient, paucity, sparse

 

NULLIFY

Syn: cancel, annul, obliterate, invalidate

Ant: confirm, uphold, empower, endorse

 

NOXIOUS

Syn: baneful, injurious, pernicious, disastrous

Ant: healing, profitable, innocuous, salubrious

 

NOVICE

Syn: tyro, beginner, debutant, apprentice

Ant: veteran, ingenious, experienced, mentor

 

NOURISH

Syn: Sustain, nurture, tend, foster

Ant: exhaust, starve, weaken, enervate

 

NONCHALANT

Syn: Indifferent, negligent, uncaring, heedless

Ant: attentive, considerate, vigilant, scrupulous

 

NIMBLE

Syn: Prompt, brisk, lively, agile

Ant: sluggish, languid, weary,tardy

 

NIGGARDLY

Syn: miserly, covetous, inadequacy, deficiency

Ant:  generous, profuse, redundant, excessive

 

NEGLIGENT

Syn: inattentive, careless, heedless, perfunctory

Ant: vigilant, careful, considerate, alert

 

NEFARIOUS

Syn: detestable, atrocious, heinous, unlawful

Ant: commendable, worthy, upright, inoffensive

 

NAUSEOUS

Syn: unsavoury, loathsome, abominable, repellent

Ant: commendable, worthy, benevolent, inoffensive

 

NATIVE

Syn: original, vernacular, indigenous, aboriginal

Ant: alien, extraneous, exotic, foreign

 

NASTY

Syn: offensive, defiled, malevolent, malignant

Ant: pleasing, gratifying, benevolent, attractive

 

NOMINAL

Syn: trifling, insubstantial, bare, negligible

Ant: substantial, considerable, excessive, exorbitant

 

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OVERWROUGHT

Syn: excited, agitated, fervent, intense

Ant: quiet, tranquil, composed, cool

 

OVERWHELM

Syn: triumph, subjugate, overpower, vanquish

Ant: flounder , falter, restore, impotent

 

OEVERSIGHT

Syn: omission, error, fault, slip

Ant: precision, observance, circumspection, caution

 

OVERBEARING

Syn: Oppressive, domineering, intimidating, despotic

Ant: submissive, humble, lenient, forbearing

 

OUTRAGE

Syn: Offence, maltreatment, assault, irreverent

Ant: Praise, favour , esteem, reverence

 

OUTBREAK

Syn: eruption, insurrection, explosion, outburst

Ant: compliance, subjection, passivity, harmony

 

OSTENTAT ION

Syn: display, pretension, vaunt, pomposity

Ant: modesty, constraint, diffidence, economy

 

OSTENSIBLE

Syn: apparent, evident, obvious, overt

Ant: concealed, covert, obscure, vague

 

ORNAMENTAL

Syn: decorative, adorned, glamorous, picturesque

Ant: nseemly, plain, blemished, disfigured

 

ORDAIN

Syn: order, impose, prescribe, proclaim

Ant: revoke, abolish, violate, abrogate

 

ORACULAR

Syn: cryptic, vague, enigmatic, profound

Ant: lucid, distinct, intelligible, unambiguous

 

OPAQUE

Syn: filmy, dim, obscure, shady

Ant: transparent, bright, translucent, revealing

 

ONEROUS

Syn: arduous, troublesome, inconvenient, formidable

Ant: facile, agreeable, uncomlicated, flexible

 

OMINOUS

Syn: threatening, inauspicious, forebode, menacing

Ant: consoling, auspicious, propitious, comforting

 

OFFSPRING

Syn: descendants, siblings, posterity, progeny

Ant: ancestors, forefathers, pedigree, progenitors

 

OFFENSIVE

Syn: abhorrent, arrogant, insolent, impudent

Ant: docile, compliant, courteous, captivating

 

ODIOUS

Syn: abhorrent, obnoxious, prejudice, malevolent

Ant: engaging, fascinating, endearing, captivating

 

OCCULT

Syn: latent, ambiguous, esoteric, elusive

Ant: intelligible, transparent, fathomable, scrutable

 

OBVIOUS

Syn: evident, apparent, distinct, conspicuous

Ant: obscure, ambiguous, indiscernible, confusing

 

OBSTRUCT

Syn: impede, prevent, restrain, retard

Ant: hasten, encourage, expedite, promote

 

OBSTINATE

Syn: stubborn, resolute, unyielding, obdurate

Ant: submissive, obedient, amenable, pliable

OBSOLETE

Syn: outworn, archaic, antiquated, obsolescent

Ant: modern, novel, vogue, contemporary

 

OBSEQUIOUS

Syn: slavish, servile, sycophantic, subservient

Ant: insolent, arrogant, defiant, assertive

 

OBNOXIOUS

Syn: pernicious, detestable, abhorrent, offensive

Ant: attractive, gratifying, beneficial, desirable

 

OBJECTIVE

Syn: goal, purpose, intention,  resolve

Ant: origin, inception, deviating, Subjective

 

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PUNGENT

Syn:  acute, penetrating, sharp, strong

Ant: mild, soothing, pleasant, palatable

 

PUERILE

Syn:  shallow, immature, childish, trivial

Ant:  wise, farsighted, profound, sensible

 

PRUDENT

Syn: cautious, discreet, judicious , circumspect

Ant: impetuous, unwise, reckless, rash

 

PROVOKE

Syn:  inflame, incite, agitate, aggravate

Ant:  pacify, comfort, dissuade, placate

 

PROTRACT

Syn: prolong, delay, stretch, procrastinate

Ant: abbreviate, curtail, abridge,  compress

 

PROSCRIBE

Syn: prohibit, exclude, ban, forbid

Ant: solicit, include, permit, sanction

 

PROPITIATE

Syn: appease, soothe, pacify, placate

Ant: aggravate, annoy, scorn, displease

 

PROMULGATE

Syn:  declare, proclaim, notify, announce

Ant: reserve, suppress, disguise, withhold

 

PROMISCUOUS

Syn: confused, indisriminate, casual, random

Ant: regular, discriminate, orderly, select

 

PROFUSE

Syn: lavish, abundant, generous, plentiful

Ant: scarce, scanty, meagre, paucity

 

PROFLIGATE

Syn: dissolute, degenerate, immoral, flagitious

Ant: virtuous, upright, moral, ethical

 

PRODIGY

Syn: miracle, marvel, wonder, extraordinary

Ant: normal, average, medicare, common

 

PRODIGIOUS

Syn: vast, enormous, immense, huge

Ant: unimpressive, diminutive, slight, puny

 

PRESUMPTUOUS

Syn: presuming, arrogant, affected, insolent

Ant: unassuming, modest, bashful, unobtrusive

 

PREMATURE

Syn: precious, untimely, mistimed, inopportune

Ant: belated, opportune, timely, mellow

 

PREDICAMENT

Syn: plight, dilemma, fix, quandary

Ant: resolution, confidence, firmness, certainty

 

PRECARIOUS

Syn:  doubtful, insecure, unreliable, uncertain

Ant: assured, undeniable, reliable, substantial

 

POMPOUS

Syn: haughty, arrogant, flamboyant, florid

Ant: unpretentious, humble, coy, modest

 

POISE

Syn:  equanimity, composure, equilibrium, patience

Ant:  excitement, vehemence, frenzy, outburst

 

PLIGHT

Syn: predicament, perplexity, adversity, difficulty

Ant: facility, confidence, certainty, assurance

 

PLIANT

Syn: docile, amenable, pliable, submissive

Ant: defiant, adamant, rigid, obdurate

 

PIQUE

Syn: offence, resentment, indignation, displeasure

Ant: joy, rejoice, gratification, pleasure

 

PIQUANT

Syn: interesting, charming, tasteful, exciting

Ant:  insipid, nauseating, unpalatable, unsavoury

 

PILLAGE

Syn: ransack, ravage, despoil, plunder

Ant: recompense, recover, redeem, restoration

 

PERVERSE

Syn: petulant, obstinate, stubborn, unyielding

Ant: complacent, docile, willing, consenting

 

PERTNESS

Syn:  flippancy, impudenoe, impex-ninence, Pemlflmfi

Ant: modesty, diffidence, subservient, obedient

 

PRESPICUTTY

Syn:  transparency, discernment, lucidity, intelligiblity

Ant: perplexity, intricacy, obscurity, vagueness

 

PERSEVERANCE

Syn:  persistence, endurance, tenacity, steadfastness

Ant: indolence, lethargy, stupor, sloth

 

PERSECUTE

Syn: torment, harass, intimidate, domineer

Ant: recompense, redress, comfort, console

 

PERPLEX

Syn: puzzle, confound, frustrate, baffle

Ant: convince, ascertain, confident, assure

 

PERPETUAL

Syn: uninterrupted, lasting, perennial, incessant

Ant: passing, transient, ephemeral, fleeting

 

PERIL

Syn: hazard, danger, jeopardy, compulsory

Ant:  caution, security, safety, assurance

 

PEREMPTORY

Syn: overbearing, absolute, arbitrary, compulsory

Ant: tolerant, indecisive, optional, indulgent

 

PENETRATE

Syn: pierce, perforate, insert, infiltrate

Ant: discharge, leak, seep, emerge

 

PEEVISH

Syn: perverse, sullen, irritable, fretful

Ant: suave, amiable, polite, pleasant

 

PEERLESS

Syn: matchless, unrivalled, unique, surpassing

Ant: mediocre, commonplace, inferior, imperfect

 

PARAMOUNT

Syn: foremost, eminent, supreme, unrivalled

Ant: trivial, inferior, subsidiary, ordinary

 

PANIC

Syn: apprehension, dismay, alarm, dread

Ant: calm, confidence, security, tranquility

 

PAMPER

Syn: spoil, indulge, flatter, please

Ant: chasten, correct, deny, disparage

 

PALPABLE

Syn: distinct, prominent, plain, concrete

Ant: concealed, obscure, intangible, covert

 

PALLIATE

Syn: extenuate, moderate, alleviate, soften

Ant: denounce, condemn, reproach, reprehend

 

PLACID

Syn:  tranquil, calm, compose, unruffled

Ant: turbulent, hostile, agitated, volatile

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