Opposite Words in English

about – exactly
above – below
absence – presence
abundance – lack
accept – refuse
accidental – intentional
active – lazy
add – subtract
admit – deny
adult – child
advanced – elementary
affirmative – negative
afraid – brave
after – before
against – for
alike – different
alive – dead
all – none
allow – forbid
already – not yet
always – never
ancient – modern
ancestor – descendant
agree – refuse

amateur – professional
amuse – bore
ancestor – descendant
angel – devil
animal – human
annoy – satisfy
answer – ask
answer – question
antonym – synonym
apart – together
approximately – exactly
argue – agree
arrest – free
arrival – departure
arrive – depart
artificial – natural
ascent – descent
ask – answer
asleep – awake
attack – defend
attack – defence
attic – cellar
autumn – spring
awake – asleep
awful – nice
back – in front of
background – foreground
backward – forward
bad – good
bad luck – fortune
beauty – ugliness
before – after
begin – end
beginning – end
behind – in front of
below – above
best – worst
better – worse
beautiful – ugly
big – small
birth – death
bitter – sweet
black – white
blunt – sharp
body – soul
bore – amuse
boring – exciting
borrow – lend
bottom – top
boy – girl
brave – cowardly
break – fix
broad – narrow
brother – sister
build – destroy
busy – lazy
buy – sell
calm – excited
careful – careless
careless – careful
catch – miss
ceiling – floor
cellar – attic
centre – outskirts
certainly – probably
changeable – constant
cheap – expensive
child – adult
children – parents
clean – dirty
clear – cloudy
clever – stupid
close – open
closed – open
cloudy – clear
cold – hot
cold – heat

come – go
comedy – drama
complicated – simple
compliment – insult
compulsory – voluntary
connect – separate
consonant – vowel
constant – changeable
construction – destruction
continue – interrupt
cool – warm
correct – wrong
courage – fear
courageous – cowardly
cowardly – brave
create – destroy
cruel – human
cry – whisper
cry – laugh
damage – repair
danger – security
dangerous – safe
dark – light
daughter – son
dawn – dusk
day – night
dead – alive
death – birth
deep – shallow
defeat – victory
defence – attack
defend – attack
delicious – awful
deny – admit
depart – arrive
departure – arrival
descendant – ancestor
descent – ascent
desperate – hopeful
destroy – build
destruction – construction
devil – angel
dictatorship – republic
die – live
different – alike
difficult – easy
dirty – clean
disease – health
distant – near
divide – unite
division – unity
divorce – marry
divorce – marriage
divorced – married
domestic – foreign
down – up
downstairs – upstairs
drama – comedy
dry – humid
dull – interesting
dusk – dawn
early – late
east – west
easy – difficult
elementary – advanced
emigrate – immigrate
emigration – immigration
empty – full
end – begin
end – beginning
ending – beginning
enemy – friend
enjoy – hate
enter – leave
entrance – exit
equal – different
even – odd
evening – morning
everybody – nobody
everything – nothing
exactly – approximately
excited – calm
exciting – boring
exclude – include
exit – entrance
expensive – cheap
export – import
exposure – shelter
extreme – moderate
fail – succeed
failure – success
false – true
far – near
fast – slow
fat – slim
fear – courage
female – male
few – many
final – first
find – lose
finish – begin
finish – start
first – final
fix – break
flat – hilly
floor – ceiling
follow – lead
forbid – allow
for – against
foreground – background
foreign – domestic
foreigner – native
forget – remember
form – destroy
fortune – bad luck
forward – backward
free – arrest
freeze – melt
frequently – occasionally
fresh – old/stale
friend – enemy
front – back