Antonyms Questions

Antonyms Questions

Relative Pronoun Questions

Definition of Antonyms

Antonym is a word or phrase which gives the opposite meaning of a word of the same language. Antonyms questions are often asked in the competitive exams and are considered as a scoring topic. On this page we will learn how to solve Antonyms questions – 

The three main reasons why Antonyms is important to know:

  • Draft interesting write-ups
  • Build your vocabulary
  • Make your statements and writings factual

Rules for Antonyms Questions – 

The most basic rule to follow for solving Antonym Questions is knowing your words well. Knowing the meaning of different unusual words aids you to solve tricky questions in the form of fill up or MCQ pattern. Other rules to follow are:

  • Know how the words are perceived when written or spoken i.e. whether they have a positive, negative or a neutral tone.

     

  • Know the types of Antonyms –
    • Graded Antonyms
    • Complimentary Antonyms (AKA relative Antonyms)
  • Know what are negative prefixes and how to use them
    • un
    • in
    • ir
    • de
    • dis…………. and so on.

Rule #1 – Answer Choices

Take note of positively and negatively charged answer choices. It is possible to associate a negative or positive charge with almost any given word. 

Try to discern whether each word in the following list has a –

  1. positive (+)
  2. negative (-), or 
  3. neutral (=) charge.

Choose the best synonym/antonym based on its charge.

Rule #2 – Types of Antonyms

Antonyms have been categorized into two parts, for a better understanding of the students.

Types of Antonyms:

  • Gradable Antonyms: they offer a middle ground to all the words and act on a graded spectrum i.e. within a range.
    • let’s take a word fat. Now it’s antonyms can be thin, skinny, slender, slight, slim, (Here you can see there’s a range of words from very thin to not too thin.)
    • old – new, young, youthful, current, fresh, modern, green. (here old was either age or time, hence all antonyms fall into a broader range)
  • Complementary Antonyms: these are the ones that stand in complete contrast to each other.
    • push and pull
    • In and out
    • Up and down
    • right and left

       

  • Relational Antonyms: Also known as relational antonyms, the relation of these antonyms are universally opposite.
    • black and white
    • husband and wife
    • pen and paper

Rule #3 – Root Word, Prefix and Suffix

Answering a question without knowing its meaning can be difficult. However, if you have an idea about the root words and prefix or suffix, the process becomes easier.

Root Words:

The basic or the main word that can be used to form different word and still relate to the same meaning is known as a root word.

For example:

  • Form – meaning Shape
    • reform – rebuilding the shape
    • deform – breakdown a shape
    • Formless – something that has no shape.

Prefix:

Words that are placed before the root word to change its meaning.

  • Positive prefix – pre, pro, re, super, en, co etc.
  • Negative Prefix – de, ir, im, mal, un, non, a, in etc.

For example:

    • able – unable
    • sane – insane
    • respect – disrespect
    • Operate – cooperate
    • code – decode
    • symmetrical – asymmetrical
    • sure – ensure

Suffix:

Words that are placed after the root word to change its meaning.

  • Some of the suffix are: less, ful, ment, ion, ive, dom, ism, ness, ship etc.

For example:

    • Free – freedom
    • Friend – Friendship
    • attain – attainment
    • happy – happiness
    • harm – harmful
    • harm – harmless

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Question 1

Time: 00:00:00
Directions to solve:

In the below-given questions, choose the word which gives the opposite meaning of the given word.

Copious

Sparse

Sparse

Plenty

Plenty

Wide

Wide

Broad

Broad

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Question 2

Time: 00:00:00
Directions to solve:

In the below-given questions, choose the word which gives the opposite meaning of the given word.

Evasive

Frank

Frank

Truth

Truth

Direct

Direct

Honest

Honest

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Question 3

Time: 00:00:00
Directions to solve:

In the below-given questions, choose the word which gives the opposite meaning of the given word.

Gregarious

Spare

Spare

Group

Group

Antisocial

Antisocial

Friendly

Friendly

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Question 4

Time: 00:00:00
Directions to solve:

In the below-given questions, choose the word which gives the opposite meaning of the given word.

Hirsute

Bald

Bald

Hairy

Hairy

Fluffy

Fluffy

Dirty

Dirty

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Question 5

Time: 00:00:00
Directions to solve:

In the below-given questions, choose the word which gives the opposite meaning of the given word.

Cowardly

Arrogant

Arrogant

Brave

Brave

Ego

Ego

Humble

Humble

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Question 6

Time: 00:00:00
Directions to solve:

In the below-given questions, choose the word which gives the opposite meaning of the given word.

Defeated

Victorious

Victorious

Lost

Lost

Misery

Misery

Dilemma

Dilemma

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Question 7

Time: 00:00:00
Directions to solve:

In the below-given questions, choose the word which gives the opposite meaning of the given word.

Modernity

Ethics

Ethics

Innovation

Innovation

Contemporary

Contemporary

Traditionalism

Traditionalism

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Question 8

Time: 00:00:00
Directions to solve:

In the below-given questions, choose the word which gives the opposite meaning of the given word.

Irrational

Absurd

Absurd

Fact

Fact

Logical

Logical

Decision

Decision

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Question 9

Time: 00:00:00
Directions to solve:

In the below-given questions, choose the word which gives the opposite meaning of the given word.

Insistent

Perfect

Perfect

Resolute

Resolute

Pleading

Pleading

Clamant

Clamant

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Question 10

Time: 00:00:00
Directions to solve:

In the below-given questions, choose the word which gives the opposite meaning of the given word.

Obscure

Clear

Clear

Pessimist

Pessimist

Vague

Vague

Ambiguity

Ambiguity

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Question 11

Time: 00:00:00
Directions to solve:

In the below-given questions, choose the word which gives the opposite meaning of the given word.

Orthodox

Traditional

Traditional

Modern

Modern

Courteous

Courteous

Old

Old

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Question 12

Time: 00:00:00
Directions to solve:

In the below-given questions, choose the word which gives the opposite meaning of the given word.

Pride

Egoism

Egoism

Vanity

Vanity

Pleasure

Pleasure

Humility

Humility

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Question 13

Time: 00:00:00
Directions to solve:

In the below-given questions, choose the word which gives the opposite meaning of the given word.

Boastful

Brag

Brag

Malicious

Malicious

Modest

Modest

Active

Active