A Synonym is a word that means the same, or almost the same, as another word.
a synonym is a word or expression which means the same as another word or expression in the same language.
- Good, Nice, Fine, Well etc are synonyms of one another.
- Happy, Glad, Gay, Cheerful etc are synonyms of one another.
Note – A word may have more than one synonyms.
A synonym is a word having the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or a phrase. Words that are synonyms are called to be synonymous, and the state of being a synonym is called synonymy.
A THESAURUS is a resource similar to a dictionary that helps writers to search Synonyms and Antonyms.
List of SYNONYMS
Come — advance, approach, arrive, near, reach
Go — depart, disappear, fade, move, proceed, recede, travel
Run — dash, escape, elope, flee, hasten, hurry, race, rush, speed, sprint
Hurry — rush, run, speed, race, hasten, urge, accelerate, bustle
Do — execute, enact, carry out, finish, conclude, effect, accomplish
Have — hold, possess, own, contain, acquire, gain, maintain, believe, bear, beget, occupy, absorb, fill, enjoy
Use — employ, utilize, exhaust, spend, expend, consume, exercise
Destroy — ruin, demolish, raze, waste, kill, slay, end, extinguish
Kill — slay, execute, assassinate, murder, destroy, cancel, abolish
Cut — gash, slash, prick, nick, sever, slice, carve, cleave, slit, chop, crop, lop, reduce
Fall — drop, descend, plunge, topple, tumble
Fly — soar, hover, flit, wing, flee, waft, glide, coast, skim, sail, cruise
NOTE – English is Rich in Synonyms because during the centuries it adopted words from foreign languages – most notably French, German and Latin etc.
An Antonym is a word that is the opposite meaning of another. It comes from the Greek words “anti” for opposite and “onym” for name.
Antonym means a word which has the opposite meaning of another word. Antonyms are also called the Opposite Words
- “Rich” is an antonym of “Poor”
- “Full” is an antonym of “Empty”
- good is the opposite of bad.
Note – A word may have more than one Antonyms.
How to make Antonyms
Some prefixes are used to make antonyms of some words Examples-
- Regular – Irregular
- Relevant – Irrelevant
- Reversible – Irreversible
- Mortal – Immortal
- Mature – Immature
- Partial – Impartial
- Legal – Illegal
- Legible – Illegible
- Literacy – Illiteracy
- Visible – Invisible
- Justice – Injustice
- Valuable – Invaluable
- Loyal – Disloyal
- Comfort – Discomfort
- Able – Unable
- Natural – Unnatural
- Believable – Unbelievable
- Fortune – Misfortune
- Leading – Misleading
- Guide – Misguide
- The Antonym words are Antonyms to one another. ( विलोम शब्द एक दूसरे के विलोम शब्द होते हैं )
- The synonym words are synonyms to one another. ( समानार्थी शब्द एक-दूसरे के समानार्थी शब्द होते हैं )
- Synonyms and Antonyms are used by teachers, students, writers, editors, poets, songwriters etc.
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