In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The range of the word would be the definitions contained in the dictionary, and the field would be all the synonyms and antonyms that might be found in a thesaurus.
- Pretending these are synonyms when in fact they are antonyms is deceptive.
- It also catches dictionary and thesaurus sites and sends back deliberate misspellings, antonyms instead of synonyms, etc.
- I need an antonym for it, a way of describing a rather unfortunate concordance of events that leads to a horrible outcome rather than the pleasant coincidence that would normally befall.
- The words aren't precise antonyms, but they're somewhat close to it.
- It was years after retirement before I realized that rather than thinking of them as near synonyms that they were antonyms.
- For most of my life I've gone so far in the opposite direction that if I knew the antonym for hypochondria I'd employ it now.
- The antonyms it offered: ‘reactionary’ and ‘intolerant.’
- Rather, ‘poor’ is used in a medieval sense as an antonym to ‘powerful.’
- Although this doesn't really translate into English, we nevertheless have a negative association between the liver and bravery, lexicalised in the antonym of bravery: ‘lily-livered’.
- Perfect if you enjoy the oxymoron of a synonym being an antonym.
- She also said I looked flushed and pale, but they're antonyms so I have no idea what she was talking about.
- Connoisseurs of the interesting - whose antonym is the boring - appreciate clash, not harmony.
- The thesaurus provides synonyms, antonyms and related words, and is accessed by just right-clicking on the word to be looked up, and selecting ‘Thesaurus’ from the right-mouse menu.
- The students can practice synonyms and antonyms on small computerized machines that give instant feedback and register a score with happy little dings and clicks.
- What exactly are the differences between synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms?
- A term often used as an antonym to pluralism to describe a state in which politics, society, and economy are all subject to the control of an elite or a party.
- Though the words sound like antonyms, interdependence and independence are not mutually exclusive.
- To be sure, every linguist, when pursuing a semantic investigation, will collect information about collocations and will elicit judgements about entailments, antonyms, and other meaning relations.
- All around the board were letters and at the centre two simple words - antonyms of each other - yes and no.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.