Examples from the Web for antonyms
Antonyms: inharmonious, discordant, antagonistic, incompatible.
Antonyms: preservation, imputrescence, incorruption, soundness.
Antonyms: indistinction, indiscrimination promiscuity, obscurity.
Words and their antonyms are given in this week's spelling lesson in the words for the first three days' study.Plain English|Marian Wharton
In the series we have prepared, the verbs are either synonyms or antonyms.Montessori Elementary Materials|Maria Montessori
British Dictionary definitions for antonyms
Word Origin for antonym
Word Origin and History for antonyms
1867, coined to serve as opposite of synonym, from Greek anti- "equal to, instead of, opposite" (see anti-) + -onym "name" (see name (n.)). Perhaps introduced to English in the book "Synonyms and Antonyms" (1867) by the Ven. C.J. Smith, M.A.
UNDER the head of Synonyms and Antonyms, Archdeacon Smith arranges words which form an antithesis to one another. The word "antonym" is, we believe, a new formation but useful. ["Journal of Sacred Literature," July 1867]
French antonyme (1842), German antonym (by 1859) are older. The un-Greek alternative counterterm has been left to fade.
Culture definitions for antonyms
Two words with opposite meanings. Cold and hot are antonyms; so are small and large. (Compare synonyms.)