Synonyms & Antonyms

 

Q

 

QUESTIONABLE

Syn: uncertain, disputable, dubious, unverifiable

Ant: positive, authentic, reliable, Substantial

 

QUELL

Syn: subdue, reduce, supress, extinguish

Ant: exacerbate, agitate, foment, instigate

 

QUAINT

Syn: queer, strange, odd, ridiculous

Ant: familiar, usual, common, normal

 

QUACK

Syn: impostor, deceiver, dissembler, knave

Ant: upright, unfeigned, trained, genuine

 

QUIBBLE

Syn: equivocate, prevaricate, evade, dissemble

Ant: unfeign, plain, scrupulous, conscientious

 

QUASH

Syn: abrogate, annul, cancel, revoke

Ant: uphold, empower, authorise, permit

 

QUARANTINE

Syn: isolate, separate, seclude, screened

Ant: gregarious, amiable, sociable, companionable

 

R

 

RUTHLESS

Syn: remorseless, inhuman, savage, unrelenting

Ant: compassionate, lenient, benevolent, humanitarian

 

RUSTIC

Syn: pastoral, bucolic, rural, uncivilised

Ant: cultured, refined, urban, urbane

 

ROUT

Syn: defeat, overthrow, vanquish, subjugate

Ant: succumb, withdraw, retreat, consolidate

 

RIGHTEOUS

Syn: honest, upright, just

Ant: unjust, immortal, unprincipled, unfair

 

REVERENCE

Syn: respect, esteem, regards, veneration

Ant: disrespect, dishonour, affront, offence

 

REVEAL

Syn: disclose, expose, unfold, divulge

Ant: hide, conceal, confine, cover

 

RETRACT

Syn: recant, repudiate, revoke, withdraw

Ant: confirm, assert, declare, affirm

 

REMOTE

Syn: inaccessible, farther, distant, slight

Ant: adjoining, adjacent, proximate, contiguous

 

REMORSE

Syn: regret, penitence, deplore, lament

Ant: ruthless, obduracy, pitiless, relentless

 

RESENTMENT

Syn: displeasure, wrath, ire, bitterness

Ant: content, cheer, pleasure, agreement

RESCIND

Syn: annul, abrogate, revoke, repeal

Ant: delegate, permit, authorize, propose

 

REPULSIVE

Syn: repellent, forbidding, hideous, detestable

Ant: agreeable, enticing, attractive, alluring

 

REPUGNANT

Syn: hostile, offensive, disagreeable, distasteful

Ant: agreeable, pleasant, friendly, tasteful

 

REMONSTRATE

Syn: censure, protest, argue, expostulate

Ant: agree, laud, endorse, commend

 

REMNANT

Syn: residue, piece, part, remainder

Ant: entire, whole, complete, unbroken

 

RELINQUISH

Syn: forsake, abandon, surrender, abdicate

Ant: persist, continue, occupy, hold

 

REDRESS

Syn: relief, restoration, remedy, repair

Ant: retribution, forfeiture, harm, degenerate

 

REDEEM

Syn: recover, liberate, fulfil, rescue

Ant: lose, barter, neglect, conserve

 

RAZE

Syn: demolish, destroy, annihilate, dismantle

Ant:  restore, construct, repair, build

 

RAVISH

Syn: captivate, enchant, seize, charm

Ant: disgust, annoy, displease, oppress

 

RAVAGE

Syn: devastate, destroy, ruin, despoil

Ant: restore, organize, reconstruct, renovate

 

RATIFY

Syn: consent, approve, endorse, corroborate

Ant: deny, contradict, dissent, oppose

 

RAPTURE

Syn: bliss, delight, pleasure, ecstasy

Ant: melancholy, distress, sorrow, agonize

 

RAPID

Syn: swift, fast, speedy, accelerate

Ant: sluggish, lethargic, languid, listless

 

RANCOUR

Syn: hatred, malice, resentment, bitterness

Ant: love, regards, respect, friendliness

 

RADIANCE

Syn: glow, brilliance, splendour, gleaming

Ant: dullness, shady, overcast, dusky

 

S

 

SYCOPHANT

Syn: Parasite, flatterer, cringing, servile

Ant: devoted, loyal, truthful, faithful

 

SWAY

Syn: lnfluence, control, command, power

Ant: impotence, futility, disability, incapacity

 

SUPERFLUOS

Syn: excessive, surplus, redundant, unnecessary

Ant: scanty, inadequate, dearth, scarce

 

SUPERFICIAL

Syn: partial shallow, cursory, flimsy

Ant: profound, discerning, substantial, deep

 

SUBVERT

Syn: demolish sabotage, overthrow, suppress.

Ant: accomplish, sustain, generate, organise

 

SUBSTANTIAL

Syn: durable, lasting, concrete, tangible

Ant: tenuous, abstract, fragile, immaterial

 

SUBSEQUENT

Syn: consequent, following, later, afterwards

Ant: preceding, previous, prior, earlier

 

STUPOR

Syn: lethargy, insensibility, unconsciousness, coma

Ant: consciousness, sensibility, sensitive, feeling

 

STERN

Syn: harsh, severe, austere, rigorous

Ant: lenient, considerate, benevolent, generous

 

STAIN

Syn: blemish, tarnish, disgrace, stigma

Ant: honour, purify, virtuous, noble

 

STABLE

Syn: abiding, lasting, steadfast, constant

Ant: erratic, wavering, unsteady, restless

 

SQUALID

Syn: dirty, soiled, filthy, odious

Ant: attractive, tidy, polished, spruce

 

SPURIOUS

Syn: counterfeit, adulterated, fake, frandulent

Ant: genuine, positive, original, sincere

 

SPORADIC

Syn: intermittent, scattered, isolated, infrequent

Ant: incessant, frequent, constant, regular

 

SPONTANEOUS

Syn: unforced, instinctive, sudden, unintentional

Ant: intended, devised, premeditated, intentional

 

SOLICIT

Syn: entreat, implore, approach, accost

Ant: protest, oppose, prohibit, disapprove

 

SNEER

Syn: mock, scorn, despise, spurn

Ant: flatter, praise, encourage, Laud

 

SLANDER

Syn: defame, malign, detract, despise

Ant: applaud, approve, commend, exalt

 

SINISTER

Syn: woeful, disastrous evil, ruinous

Ant: auspicious, fortunate propitious, harmless

 

SHREWD

Syn: running, observant, crafty, artful

Ant: thoughtless, rash, simple, imbecile

 

SHALLOW

Syn: trivial, slight, superficial, insubstantial

Ant: profound, wise, substantial, deep

 

SHABBY

Syn: miserable, impoverished, deteriorated, impaired

Ant: prosperous, thriving, restoring, flourishing

 

SCANTY

Syn: scarce, insufficient paucity, sparseness

Ant: lavish, luxuriant, multitude, several

 

SCANDAL

Syn: disgrace, disrepute, indignity, defamation

Ant:  praise, admiration, flattery, adulation

 

SAUCY

Syn: impudent, insolent, brazen, impertinent

Ant: modest, humble, esteem, meek

 

SARCASTIC

Syn: derisive, ironical, sardonic, invective

Ant: courteous, complaisant, gracious, polite

 

SANGUINE

Syn: hopeful, optimistic, buoyant, confident

Ant: despondent, pessimistic, depressed, despairing

 

SALUTARY

Syn: wholesome, salubrious, healthful, beneficial

Ant: harmful, deleterious, pernicious, ruinous

 

T

 

TYRO

Syn: beginner, learner, novice, debutant

Ant: proficient, veteran, adept, connoisseur

 

TUMULTUOUS

Syn: uproarious, violent, disorderly, riotous

Ant: peaceful, passive, orderly, harmonious

 

TRIVIAL

Syn: trifling, insignificant, frivolous, worthless

Ant: significant, important, consequential, essential

 

TRITE

Syn: ordinary, commonplace, stale, hackneyed

Ant: interesting, extraordinary, becoming, proper

 

TRENCHANT

Syn: assertive, forceful, sharp, spirited

Ant: feeble, ambiguous, shallow, vacillating

 

TREACHEROUS

Syn: faithless, deceitful, disloyal, unreliable

Ant: faithful, reliable, dependable, trustworthy

 

TRANSIENT

Syn: temporal, transitory, fleeting, passing

Ant: lasting, enduring, perpetual, immortal

 

TRANQUIL

Syn: peaceful, composed, calm, placid

Ant: violent, furious, restless, distracting

 

TORTURE

Syn: torment, agony pang, oppress

Ant: comfort, consolation pleasure, delight

 

TIMID

Syn: modest, humble, diffident, apprehensive

Ant: bold, intrepid, undaunted, courageous

 

THRONG

Syn: assembly, gathering, congregation, crowd

Ant: dispersion, scattering, handful, sparsity

 

TENACIOUS

Syn: resolved, resolute, determined, dogged

Ant: vacillating, timid, wavering, unstable

 

TEMPERATE

Syn: Cool, moderate, reasonable, lenient

Ant: boisterous, vehement, violent, excessive

 

TEMERITY

Syn: boldness, audacity, imprudence, indiscretion

Ant: discretion, prudence, caution, wisdom

 

TEDIOUS

Syn: wearisome, irksome, tiring, monotonous

Ant: exhilarating, lively, delightful, diverting

 

TAINTED

Syn: contaminated, corrupt, vitiated, polluted

Ant: unblemished, wholesome, restorative, pure

 

TACITURN

Syn: reserved, uncommunicative, silent, reticent

Ant: talkative, loquacious, garrulous, extrovert

 

TABOO

Syn: prohibit, prevent, forbid, ban

Ant: permit, sanction, consent, license

 

U

 

UTTERLY

Syn: completely, entirely, extremely, wholly

Ant: deficient, incomplete, insufficient, partial

USURP

Syn: seize, wrest, encroach, coup

Ant: restore, compensate, grant, reinstate

 

UNSEEMLY

Syn: undesirable, inappropriate, uncouth, awkward

Ant: becoming, acceptable, decorous, admirable

 

UNGAINLY

Syn: clumsy, unskilled, immature, slovenly

Ant: active, expert, skilful, dexterous

 

UNCOUTH

Syn: awkward, ungraceful, inelegant, vulgar

Ant: Elegant, graceful, distinguished, shapely

 

UMBRAGE

Syn: resentment, bitterness, dissatisfaction, offence

Ant: Sympathy, goodwill, amity, esteem

 

V

 

VULGAR

Syn: inelegant, offensive, nasty, ungraceful

Ant: refined, graceful, elegant, civil

 

VOUCH

Syn: confirm, consent, approve, endorse

Ant: repudiate, prohibit, recant, retract

 

VOLATILE

Syn: light, changing, transient, temporal

Ant: heavy, ponderous, perpetual, stable

 

VIGILANT

Syn: cautious, alert, wary, circumspect

Ant: careless, negligent, inattentive, casual

 

VICIOUS

Syn: corrupt, obnoxious, degraded, demoralized

Ant: noble, virtuous, innocent, underfiled

 

VIBRATE

Syn: swing, oscillate, fluctuate, undulate

Ant: cease, pause, rest, discontinue

 

VENOM

Syn: poison, resentment, malevolence, rancour

Ant: antidote, remedy, benevolent, sympathetic

 

VENERABLE

Syn: esteemed, honoured, respectable, worthy

Ant: unworthy, immature, degrade, degenerate

 

VANITY

Syn: conceit, pretension, immodesty, pride

Ant: modesty, humility, meek, bashful

 

VALOUR

Syn: bravery, prowess, heroism, chivalry

Ant: fear, cowardice, unmanliness

 

VALID

Syn: sound, authentic, genuine, reliable

Ant: fallacious, deceptive, dubious, uncertain

 

VALIANT

Syn: brave, gallant, courageous, chivalrous

Ant: fearful, afraid, coward, dastardly

 

VAGRANT

Syn: idle, roaming, wanderer, roving

Ant: steady, settled, stationary, stable

 

W

 

WAIVE

Syn: renounce, remove, abjure, renounce

Ant:  impose, clamp, grasp, retain

 

WARY

Syn: cautious, circumspect, prudent, chary

Ant: headless, negligent, impulsive, reckless

 

WICKED

Syn: immoral, dissolute, vicious, nefarious

Ant: virtuous, ethical, innocent, noble

 

WITHHOLD

Syn: reserve, restrain, hamper, retard

Ant: ameliorate, liberate, dispense, release

 

WANE

Syn: decline, dwindle, decrease, deteriorate

Ant: ameliorate, rise, revive, wax

 

WAYWARD

Syn: volatile, capricious, unstable, inconstant

Ant: stable, determined, resolute, straight

 

WILT

Syn: wither, perish, deteriorate, smother

Ant:  revive, bloom, refresh, restore

 

WIELD

Syn: use, exercise, exert, employ

Ant: abstain, avoid, forbear, forgo

 

WAN

Syn: pale, fade, discolour, feeble

Ant: bright, healthy, colourful, gaudy

 

WILFUL

Syn: stubborn, obstinate, obdurate, inexorable

Ant: amenable, irresolute, pliable, yielding

 

Y

YOKE

Syn: connect, harness, hitch, shackle

Ant: liberate, release, detach, disconnect

 

YIELD

Syn: surrender, abdicate, succumb, consent

Ant: resist, protest, prohibit, forbid

 

YELL

Syn: shout, shriek, exclaim, gesticulate

Ant: suppress, whisper, muffled, muted

 

YEARN

Syn: languish, crave, require, pine

Ant: content, unwanted, satisfied, gratified

 

YAWN

Syn: gape, sleepy, slumber, doze

Ant: close, active, brisk, wakeful

 

Z

ZIGZAG

Syn: oblique, crooked, winding, wayward

Ant: straight, even, direct, unbent

 

ZEST

Syn: delight, enthusiasm, various, energetic

Ant: disgust, passive, detriment, languid

 

ZENITH

Syn: summit, apex, maximum, pinnacle

Ant: nadir, base, bottom, floor

 

ZEALOT

Syn: fanatic, partisan, bigot, chauvinist

Ant: tolerant, liberal, blasphemy, impious

 

ZEAL

Syn: eagerness, fervour, enthusiasm, ardour

Ant: apathy, lethargy, indiffer

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