Synonyms & Antonyms

 
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Synonyms and Antonyms are always important topic of English section of govt. exam papers. Questions always asked in govt. exams with variety of words we use in our daily life. Here myonlinepathshala.com try best to cover all most probably words asked in exams. AS it’s important for all SSC exams as well as banks and other exams.


 

A

AWKWARD

Syn: clumsy, ungainly, ponderous, rough

Ant: clever, dexterous, apt, skilful

 

APPARENT

Syn: evident, obvious, perceptible, distinct

Ant: masked, obscure, indistinct, doubtful

 

ALLURE

Syn: entice, fascinate, tempt, seduce

Ant: repulse, repel, deter, distaste

 

ABORTIVE

Syn: vain, useless, fruitless, unproductive

Ant: effectual, productive successful, progressive

 

ABOMINABLE

Syn: odious, detestable, repugnant, aversion

Ant. likeable, pleasant, affectionate, enjoyable

 

ALLAY

Syn: pacify, soothe, lighten, assuage

Ant: aggravate, heighten, agitate, excite

 

AXIOM

Syn: maxim, saying, dictum, truth

Ant: absurdity, blunder, ridiculousness, irrelevant

 

ASSIDUOUS

Syn: constant, diligent, attentive, persevering

Ant: indifference, careless, indolent, lethargic

 

ABJURE

Syn. forsake, renounce, retract, revoke

Ant. approve, sanction, patronise, adopt

 

ABJECT

Syn: despicable, servile, base, contemptible

Ant: exalted, commendable, praiseworthy, imposing

 

AVERSION

Syn: dislike, hatred, indifferent, apathy

Ant: affection, fondness, niceness, liking

 

AUTHENTIC

Syn: genuine, reliable, valid, guaranteed

Ant: fictitious, counterfeit, unreal, false

 

AUDACITY

Syn: boldness, arrogance, insolence, haughtiness

Ant: mildness, humility, cowardice, submission

 

ASTUTE

Syn: clever, intelligent, wise, brilliant

Ant: dull, unintelligent, shallow, solid

 

ABETTOR

Syn: assistant, accomplice, colleague, associate

Ant: opponent, adversary, antagonist, rival

 

ABATE

Syn:  moderate, mitigate, lessen, decrease

Ant: aggravate, intensify, augment, supplement

 

ARRAIGN

Syn: charge, blame, accuse, complain

Ant: exculpate, pardon, condone, exonerate

 

APATHY

Syn:  unconcern, indifference, insensitivity, aloofness

Ant: Concern, care, anxiety, eagerness

 

ALIEN

Syn: foreigner, outsider, stranger, emigrant

Ant: native, citizen resident, occupant

 

ALACRITY

Syn: Swiftness, briskness, promptness, speed

Ant: laziness, sluggishness, indolence, lethargy

 

AFFR0NT

Syn: provoke, exasperate, indignity, irreverence

Ant: conciliate, appease, mollify, assuage

ADVERSITY

Syn: misfortune, calamity, misery, affliction

Ant: prosperity, fortune, assistance, favour

 

ANTIQUE

Syn: ancient, old fashioned, primitive, of past

Ant: modem, recent, novelty, vogue

 

ANTIPATHY

Syn: hostility, aversion disillusion, dislike

Ant: admiration, approval, fascination, devotion

 

AMPLIFY

Syn: enlarge, extend, dilation, elevate

Ant: curtail, lessen, diminution, contraction

 

AMASS

Syn: gather, accumulate, store, collect

Ant: disperse, dissipate, spend, scatter

 

ALLEVIATE

Syn: abate, relieve, mitigate, lessen

Ant: intensify, augment, aggravate, enhance

 

ADMONISH

Syn: counsel, reprove, warn, chastise

Ant: approve, applaud, praise, flattery

 

ADJACENT

Syn: adjoining, beside, proximity, closeness

Ant: distant, separate, remoteness, aloofness

 

ADHERENT

Syn: follower, disciple dependent, supporter

Ant: rival, adversary opponent, antagonist

 

ACCOMPLISH

Syn: attain, succeed triumph, exploit

Ant: forsake, deter, disappoint, collapse

 

ABSOLVE

Syn: pardon, forgive, reprieve, relent

Ant: compel, accuse, charge, bind

 

ACRIMONY

Syn: harshness, bitterness, inhumanity, enmity

Ant: sweetness, courtesy, humanity, benevolence

 

ACCUMULATION

Syn: store, amass, preservation, conservation

Ant: scattering, dissipation, separation, division

 

ACCORD

Syn: agreement, harmony, consonance, unison

Ant: disagreement denial, controversy, discord

 

ABOUND

Syn: flourish, swell, teem, plentiful

Ant: deficient, destitute, want, scarce

 

ADAMANT

Syn: stubborn, obdurate, inflexible, rigid

Ant: flexible, soft, suppleness, tender

 

ABASH

Syn: discourage, confound, embarrass, discompose

Ant: encourage, uphold, embolden, hearten

 

ADJUNCT

Syn: appendage, complement, addition, joining

Ant: lessening, separation, subtraction, removal

 

ADROIT

Syn: proficient, expert, skilful, adept

Ant: inept, clumsy, unskilled, awkward

 

B

 

BUSTLE

Syn: haste, tumult, stir, flurry

Ant:  slowness, sluggishness, quiet, inertness

 

BRITTLE

Syn: frail, fragile, delicate, breakable

Ant: tough, enduring, unbreakable, strong

 

BLEMISH

Syn: fault, smirch, stigma. Slain

Ant: purity, impeccable, spotless, stainless

 

BLEAK

Syn: dismal, gloomy, Chilly, dreary

Ant: bright, pleasant, balmy, cheerful

 

BLAME

Syn: reprove, upbraid, censure, reproach

Ant: commend applaud laud, praise

 

BENEVOLENCE

Syn: humanity, generosity, charity, liberality

Ant: malevolence, inhumanity, malignity, unkindness

 

BARBAROUS

Syn: uncivilized, savage, untamed, brutal

Ant: cultured, humane, refined, gentle

 

BAFFLE

Syn: confound, elude, frustrate, perplex

Ant: poise, composure, facilitate, co-operate

 

BEWITCHING

Syn: magical, fascinating, tantalizing, spell binding

Ant: repulsive, repugnant, nauseating, disgusting

 

C

 

CRITERION

Syn: measurement, test, Standard, touchstone

Ant: fancy, probability, haphazard, conjecture

 

COVETOUS

Syn: cupidity, avarice, greed, voracity

Ant: liberality, benevolence, selfless, magnanimous

 

CORPULENT

Syn: obese, ugly, fat, awkward

Ant: thin, lean, slim, delicate

 

CONVERT

Syn: change, transform, transmute, proselytise

Ant: persist, maintain, enduring, perpetual

 

CONVENIENT

Syn: handy, suited, comfortable, advantageous

Ant: unsuitable, tedious, unpractical, fatiguing

 

CONTRARY

Syn: dissimilar, conflicting, contradictory, opposite

Ant: similar, alike, homogeneous, resembling

 

CONTRADICT

Syn: impugn, deny, oppose, confront

Ant: approve, confirm, sanction, endorse

 

CONTEMPT

Syn: scorn disregard disdain, despicable

Ant: regard, approval, praise, recommend

 

CONSTERNATION

Syn: fear, disappointment, dismay, hopelessness

Ant: peace, repose, calm, fearless

 

C0NSPICUOUS

Syn: distinguished, Prominent, obvious, visible

Ant:  concealed, obscure, hidden, unapparent

 

CONSLIDATE

Syn: combine, condense, compact, strong

Ant:  Separate, sever, weak, scattering

 

CONSEQUENCE

Syn: effect, outcome, repercussion, result

Ant: origin, start, beginning, incipient

 

CONSENT

Syn: agree, permit, accede, assent

Ant: object, disagree, dissent, differ

 

CONSCIOUS

Syn: aware, apprised, knowledge, informed

Ant: unaware, ignorant, unfeeling, faint

 

CONCEDE

Syn: yield, assent, permit, sanction

Ant: deny, reject, dissent, disallow

 

COMPRISE

Syn: include, contain, consist, compose

Ant: reject, lack, exclude, except

 

COMPASSION

Syn: kindness, sympathy, clemency, commiseration

Ant: cruelty, barbarity, persecution, apathy

 

CONCUR

Syn: approve, agree, consent, endorse

Ant: differ, disagree, dissent, oppose

 

COMMODIOUS

Syn: inconvenient, suitable, roomy, comfortable

Ant: convenient unsuitable uncomfortable, confined

 

COLLISION

Syn: encounter, clash, conflict, dissenting

Ant: agreement, harmony compatible, union

 

CHERISH

Syn:  nurture, treasure, foster, encourage

Ant: abandon, forsake, renounce, discard

 

CHASTISE

Syn:  punish, admonish, scold, reprove

Ant: cheer comfort, encourage, stimulate

 

CHASTE

Syn: virtuous, pure, honourable, immaculate

Ant: defiled, licentious, sullied, lustful

 

CESSATION

Syn: intermission, pause, discontinuity, hindrance

Ant: continuity, perpetuation, unceasing, prolongation

 

CATASTROPHE

Syn: disaster, calamity, misfortune, mishap

Ant: prosperity, blessing, restoration, resurgence

 

CARICATURE

Syn: exaggeration, imitation, ridicule, parody

Ant: exactness, precision, reality, truth

 

CARESS

Syn: fondle, embrace, hug, snuggle

Ant: repulse, spurn, displease, repel

 

CAPTIVITY

Syn: imprisonment, confinement, apprehend, restrain

Ant: freedom, liberty, liberation, release

 

CAPTIVATE

Syn: charm, fascinate, enchant, lure

Ant: disillusion, offend, scorn, despise

 

CAPTIOUS

Syn: irritate, fretful, critical, carping

Ant: appreciative, considerate, laudatory, thoughtful

 

CAPABLE

Syn: competent, suitable, qualified, able

Ant: incompetent, inefficient, imbecile, inept

 

CALUMNY

Syn: defamation, aspersion, accusation libel

Ant: commendation, praise, vindication, goodwill

 

CALLOUS

Syn: obdurate, unfeeling, heartless, indifferent

Ant: compassionate, tender kind, sympathetic

 

CALCULATE

Syn: enumerate, estimate, evaluate, consider

Ant: miscalculate, blunder, Predetermine misconceive

 

CALAMITY

Syn: adversity, misfortune, misery, mishap

Ant: happiness, benefit, prosperity, fortune

 

CAVITY

Syn: depth, depression, hole, aperture

Ant: elevation, projection, mound, height

 

CEASE

Syn: terminate, pause, desist, discontinue

Ant:  commence, continue, initiate, originate

 

CIRCUMLOCUTION

Syn: redundancy, verbosity, tediousness, verbiage

Ant: terseness, C0mpression, directness, brevity

 

COMMOTION

Syn: turmoil, disturbance, agitation, excitement

Ant: tranquility, stillness, quietness, calm

 

D

 

DISASTER

Syn: misfortune, calamity, mishap, catastrophe

Ant: prosperity, boon, happiness, auspicious

 

DESPICABLE

Syn: contemptible, worthless, shameless, base

Ant: worthy, decent, honourable, respectable

 

DISDAIN

Syn: detest, despise, loathe, scorn

Ant:  approve, praise, love, laud

 

DERIDE

Syn: mock, taunt, ridicule, jeer

Ant: inspire, encourage, Stimulate, comfort

 

DEPRIVE

Syn: despoil, divest, dispossess, disinherit

Ant: restore, renew, invest, endow

 

DEPLORE

Syn: lament, bemoan, complain, regret

Ant: rejoice, cheer, applaud, Celebrate

 

DENOUNCE

Syn:  indict, condemn, censure, reprimand

Ant: praise, commend, vindicate, laud

 

DEMOLISH

Syn: ruin, devastate, dismantle, raze

Ant: repair, Construct, create, erect

 

DELUSION

Syn: deception, hallucination, illusion, fallacy

Ant: reality, certainty, veracity, fact

 

DELICIOUS

Syn: palatable, tasteful, appetising, dainty

Ant: distasteful, unsavoury, tolerable, inedible

 

DELIBERATE

Syn: ponder, intentional, meditate, consider

Ant: rash, sudden, indifferent, random

 

DEGRADATION

Syn: disgrace, dishonour, humiliation, debase

Ant: exaltation, praise, triumphant, honour

 

DEFRAY

Syn: meet, bear, spend, pay

Ant: declaim, decline, refuse, abjure

 

DEFILE

Syn: contaminate, pollute, profane, desecrate

Ant: purify, sanctity, cleanse, disinfect

 

DEFICIENT

Syn: scanty, inadequate, lacking, wanting

Ant: adequate, ample, sufficient, abundant

 

DEFER

Syn: prolong, suspend, postpone, delay

Ant: accelerate, exped”e, stimulate, hasten

 

DEFAULT

Syn: failure, omission, negligence, lapse

Ant: perfection, vigilance, attentive, observance

 

DEDICATE

Syn: devote, consecrate, loyal, surrender

Ant: refuse, negate, prohibit, reject

 

DECIPHER

Syn: interpret, reveal, decode, transcribe

Ant: misinterpret, distort, confuse, pervert

 

DECEIT

Syn: deception, artifice, treachery, duplicity

Ant: veracity, sincerity, truth, honesty

 

DECAY

Syn: collapse, decomposition, deteriorate, putrefication

Ant: flourish, progress, growth, development

 

DAUNT

Syn: discourage frighten, agitate, intimidate

Ant: encourage, animate, embolden, inspire

 

DAINTY

Syn: elegant, delicate, refined, exquisite

Ant: Clumsy, coarse, unpleasant, insipid

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