Antonyms ( A )

Abandon 
Antonyms:

Pursue; Chase; Hunt; Prosecute; Follow; Undertake 


Abash

(transitive verb)

His uncivilized behavior in the company fuction abashed his parents and his relatives.
Antonyms:
Immodesty; Self-esteem; Self-love; Self-praise; Complacency; Smugness; Dignified; Upgrade; Exalt


Abate

( Intransitive Verb )

After the heavy rains for the last one week, the flood has abated to the safe level.
Antonyms: 
Increase; Augment; extreme; enlarge; extend; dilate; sprout; expand; swell; grow; advance; develop; rise; ascend; enhance; deepen; heighten; intensify; magnify; aggravate; spread; disperse; Exaggerate


Abbreviate

-Transitive Verb

WHO is the abbreviated form of World Health Organization.

Antonyms: 
Lengthen; Extend; Elongate; Stretch; Prolong; Protract; Draw out


Abduct

Transitive Verb

The gang which abducted a boy from the school demands ransom to release the boy.
Antonyms: 
Deliver; Give away; Surrender


Abet

(Transitive verb)

Those who abetted the culprit in the conspiracy were arrested by the police two days ago.
Antonyms: 
Hinder; Prevent; Obstruct; Interrupt; Intercept; Restrict; Restraint; Inhibit; Block; Close; Affect; Prohibit


Abhor

( Transitive verb )

The foreigners who come to this country as tourists abhor the beggars who roam around the cities.
Antonyms: 
Love; Fondness; Liking; Inclination; Desire; Admiration; Affection; Attachment; Yearning; Passion; Devotion; Infatuation; Advocating; Idolatry


Abiding

( Adjective )

The abiding principles of this school should not be violated at any moment in our approach.
Antonyms: 
Brief; Fleeting; Momentary; Short-lived; Temporary; Transitory; Ephemeral


Ability

( Noun )

Mr. Kuala alone has the required ability to get things done in the government.
Antonyms: 
Unskillfulness; Impotence; Incompetence; Weakness; Incapability


Abject

( Adjective )

The abject condition in which the poor people live caught the attention of the world body which decided to do something.
Antonyms: 
Insolence; Arrogance; Haughtiness; Presumption; Pomposity; Snobbery; Domineering; Defiance


Abjure

( Transitive verb )

The King abjured his right over the neighboring country in order to provide peace to the people.
Antonyms: 
Desire; Like; Worship; Long for; Wish; Earn


Abnormal

( Adjective )

The abnormal growth in the economy of India was possible because of the drastic changes in the economic policies of that country in 1990s.
Antonyms: 
Sanity; Conformity; Soundness; Reason; Rationality; Normality; Sobriety; Lucidity


Abolish

( Transitive verb )

The social system of untouchability was abolisheda long time back in India.
Antonyms: 
Approve; Retain; Continue; Fabricate; Build; Erect; Establish; Achieve; Complete


Abominate

( Transitive verb )

The students abominated the uncivilizes attitude of the teachers towards the girls.
Antonyms: 
Admire; Adore; Cherish; Dot on; Esteem; Love; Revere; Idolize; Worship


Above

( Preposition & Adjective )

One should deal with the polticians above the board.
Antonyms: 
Below; Beneath; Under; Underneath; Inferior; Lesser


Above board

( Adjective )

We should deal with the politicians above board in order to remain safe.
Antonyms: 
Clandestine; Deceitful; Crooked; Deceptive; Devious; Dishonest; Fraudulent; Furtive


Abrupt

( Adjective )

The abrupt manner in which he concluded the Board meeting indicated that he was not in normal condition.
Antonyms: 
Leisurely; Slow; Thoughtful; Unhurried; Gradual


Abridgment

( Noun )

The act of abridgment of the holy books is not liked by the respective religious scholars.
Antonyms: 
Elaborate; Expand; Dissect; Elongate


Abscond

( Intransitive verb )

Since he has been looked upon by his friends themselves as one of the culprits involved in murder case, he absconded a few days ago.
Antonyms: 
Hold one’s ground; Reappear; Arrive; Remain; Be present; Present one self; Come into view; Put in appearance; Stay; Emerge


Absent
( Adjective )

When I spoke to him, he looked at me in an absent way, but he did not answer.
Antonyms: 
Attendant; Present; Alert; Attentive; Aware; Conscious


Absolve

( Transitive Verb )

The Investigation Committee absolved his from all the charges leveled against him by his company.
Antonyms: 
Blame; Censure; Charge; Convict; Denounce; Excoriate; Reprehend; Sentence; Upbraid


Absolute

( Adjective )

When giving evidence in the court of law, we must tell the absolute truth.
Antonyms: 
Accountable; Contingent; Lenient; Mild; Docile; Limited; Responsible; Complaint; Lowly; Submission; Conditional; Gentle; Neck; Yielding; Constitutional; Humble


Absorb

( Transitive Verb )

Paper that absorbs ink is called blotting-paper.
Antonyms: 
Save; Hoard; Reserve; Pressure; Husband


Abstain

( Intransitive Verb )

After his college days, he abstained from both alcoholic drinks and non-vegetarian foods.
Antonyms: 
Pursue; Adopt; Persist; Offer


Abstract

( Adjective )

A flower is beautiful, but beauty itself is abstract.
Antonyms: 
Concrete; Definite; Factual; Real; Specific


Absurd

( Adjective )

It was absurd of you to suggest such a thing.
Antonyms: 
Dearth; Deficiency; Lock; Need; Paucity; Scarcity; Sparseness


Abusive

( Adjective )

Using abusive language is considered uncivilized tendency.
Antonyms: 
Approving; Complimentary; Eulogistic; Laudatory; Praising; Panegyric


Accept

( Verb )

No one would accept the ideas that he presented in the seminar on Population Control.
Antonyms:
Disbelieve; Refuse; Reject; Disagree; Non-consent


Accidental

( Adjective )

The company set aside some amount for accidental expenses.
Antonyms: 
Intended; Intentional; Planned; Prepared; Foreseen;  Expected


Accompany

( Verb )

Her father acommpany her where ever she goes in this town.
Antonyms: 
Discard;  Leave; Abandon


Accomplish

( Verb )

He accomplished many achievements at the very young age.
Antonyms: 
Fail; Fall; Short; Forsake; Give up


Accumulate

( Verb )

They accumulated a lot of wealth for his son. But he expired very young.
Antonyms:
Disperse; Scatter; Broadcast; Spread; Dissipate; Distribute 


Accurate

( Adjective )

The accurate number of students who discontinued their studies is not known.
Antonyms:
Incorrect; Inaccurate; Inexact; Wrong; False; Erroneous


Accuse

( Verb )

The people accused the politician of having swindled the money alloted for constructing a bridge across the river.
Antonyms: 
Absolve; Defend; Exonerate; Vindicate 


Accustomed

( Adjective )

We are accustomed to go a long walk in the morning before sunrise.
Antonyms: 
Abnormal; Infrequent; Occasional; Odd; Peculiar; Rare; Strange; Unusual


Achieve

( verb )

He achieved a score of 100 per cent in Mathematices in the National Competition.
Antonyms: 
Fail; Miss; Miscarry; Loss; Give in

Acknowledge

( Verb )

We have to acknowledge the little achievements of our children so as to give them emotional support.
Antonyms: 
Contradict; Foreswear; Deny; Disown; Disclaim


Acme

( Noun )

The acme of the growth of this companied will be reached not in the near future.
Antonyms: 
Bottom; Depths; Low point; Minimum; Nadir; Zero


Acquaintance

( Noun )

My acquaintance with that person saved me from a danger which would have killed me.
Antonyms:
Enmity; Ignorance; Lack of knowledge; Hostility


Acquire

( Verb )

My parents acquired wealth by their hard and diligent works.
Antonyms:
Be deprived of; Forfeit; Forgo; Give up; Lose; Relinquish; Renounce; Surrender; Waive


Acquit

( Verb )

He was acquitted of the murder charges by the Supreme Court.
Antonyms:
Blame; Charge; Condemn; Convict; Sentence; Damn


Acrimonious

( Adjective )

In this acrimonious political situation, we could not remain peace and calm.
Antonyms:
Affable; Benign; Forgiving; Good-tempered; Kind


Active

( Adjective )

All the active students will be given a chance to join military services.
Antonyms:
Dormant; Dull; Idle; Inactive; Inoperative; Lazy; Slow; Sedentary; Sluggish; Torpid; Unimaginative


Acute

( Adjective )

The acute observation of the young children is admirable.
Antonyms :
Dense; Dim; Dim-witted; Dull; Obtuse; Slow; Stupid; Unintelligent


Adamant

( Adjective )

Being adamant on every issue will make you unpopular among your relatives.
Antonyms :
Compliant; Compromising; Easy-going; Flexible; Lax; Pliant; Receptive; Responsive; Susceptible


Actual

( Adjective )

We were not aware of the actual conditions prevailed in that Country when we took that decision.
Antonyms :
Fabulous; Virtual; Unreal


Adapt

( Verb )

People have the natural ability to adapt to the situation in which they are destined to live.
Antonyms :
Misfit; Irregularities; Differ; Disagree


Adjust

( Verb )

Please, adjust the nob at the top to make this remote-control work.
Antonyms:
Displace; Disarrange; Dislocate; Disconnect; Derange; Disjoint


Admire

( Verb )

The whole nation admired The President for the New Economic Policies introduced by him.
Antonyms:
Despise; Blame; Condemn; Disapprove


Admit

( Verb )

They admitted that it was only they who mixed water with milk.
Antonyms:
Disown; Disavow; Deny; Dispute; Disclaim


Adopt

( Verb )

The Clinton Foundation adopted more than thousand children from India and Sri Lanka affected by Tsunami
Antonyms:
Abandon; Abnegate; Cast aside; Cast off; Disclaim; Disown; Give up; Reject; Renounce; Repudiate; Spurn


Adore

( Verb )

He adored his fiancée for her beauty and sharp intelligence.
Antonyms:
Abhor; Abominate; Despise; Detest; Execrate; Hate; Loather


Adversity

( Noun )

Our Company is prepared to face an adversity of any kind.
Antonyms: 
Prosperity; Lick; Fortune; Happiness; Progress


Advise

( Verb )

If you advise your son on this matter, he will not like it.
Antonyms:
Deter; Dissuade; Restrain; Hinder; Discourage; Criticize


Affable

( Adjective )

Her affable nature gained her more friends in this alien environment.
Antonyms:
Brusque; Cold; Discourteous; Distant; Haughty; Ride; Surly; Unfriendly; Ungracious; Unpleasant


Affecting

( Adjective )

What is affecting him the most is the indifferent attitude of his father.
Antonyms: 
Amusing; Droll; Ridiculous; Absurd; Funny; Comic; Laughable; Farcical


Afraid

( Adjective )

Now a day, the children are not afraid of thier parents.
Antonyms: 
Brave; Bold; Courageous; Unafraid; Daring; Upright


Alarming

( Adjective )

The alarmimg rises in the prices of essential items caused intolerable problems to the ordinary people.
Antonyms: 
Hopeful; Bright; Auspicious


Allay

( Verb )

Your presence did allay my fear when I was caught in the traffic jam.
Antonyms: 
Aggravate; Enhance; Worsen; Heighten


Allegiance

( Noun )

Members of Parliament took the oath of allegiance to the Queen.
Antonyms: 
Disloyalty; Faithfulness; Falseness; Inconstancy; Infidelity; Perfidy; Treachery; Treason


Alliance

( Noun )

Democratic Party formed an alliance with Labor Party with the sole intention of defeating Republic Party.
Antonyms:
Alienation; Breach; Break; Disaffection; Dissociation; Disunion; Disunity; Division; Rapture; Separation; Severance; Split


Altruistic

( Adjective )

The altruistic services rendered by Mother Teresa got her the Nobel Peace Prize.
Antonyms:
Egoistical; Greedy; Mean; Self-centered; Self-interested; Selfish; Self-seeking


Always

( Adverb )

He is always ready to extend his helping hands for the up lift of the poor people.
Antonyms:
Hardly ever; Infrequently; Once in a blue moon; Once in a while; Only now and then; Rarely; Scarcely; Ever seldom


Allure

( Verb )

Money allures all.
Antonyms:
Repulse; Rebuff; Reject; Repel; Deter; Check


Ally

( Noun )

The Political ally of Republic Party for the forthcoming election is Labor Party.
Antonyms:
Enemy; Opponent; Rival; Competitor; Opposer; Foe; Antagonist


Almighty

( Noun )

The Almighty blesses all.
Antonyms:
Helpless; Impotent; Powerless; Weak; Feeble; Insignificant; Paltry; Poor


Alone

( Adjective )
  I am alone. But, I do not feel lonely.
Antonyms:
Accompanied; Aided; Among others; Assisted; Escorted; Helped; Joint;  Together


Amazing

( Adjective )

The amazing performance of The Hero in this movie will create a record of its genre.
Antonyms:
Ordinary; Normal; Common; Everyday; Commonplace; Average; Habitual; Usual


Ambition

( Noun )
His only ambition in his life is to become a doctor that is why he has taken up the study of Biology.
Antonyms:
Indifference; Purposelessness; Aimlessness; Hopelessness


Amorous

( Adjective )

It can’t be expected that she should discuss her amorous matter with all of us.
Antonyms:
Aloof; Cold; Distant; Frigid; Frosty; Indifferent; Passionless; Stand-offish; Undemonstrative; Unfeeling; Unloving


Ample

( Adjective )

You have ample time to develope your personality and skills.
Antonyms:
Scarce; Short; Restricted; Limited; Insufficient; Small; Skimpy; Narrow


Amuse

( Verb )

The performance of the animals in the circus amused the children.
Antonyms:

Bore; Annoy; Tire; Fatigue; Wax


Animated

( Adjective )

All his life, this great man was animated by a passion for truth and justice.
Antonyms: 
Apathetic; Boring; Dejected; Depressed; Dull; Inactive; Lethargic; Lifeless; Listless; Monotonous; Passive


Animosity

( Noun )

The animosity between India and Pakistan will come to an end sooner by the efforts of well-wishers of both countries.
Antonyms: 
Amity; Benevolence; Congeniality; Friendliness; Friendship; Goodwill; Harmony; Kindness; Love; Rapport; Sympathy


Annexation

( Noun )

Annexation of part of India by China in 1962 was condemned by United Nations.
Antonyms: 
Decrease; Contraction; Curtailment; Subtraction; Diminution; Reduction; Fall


Annihilate

( Verb )

The invaded forces were annihilated by Our Army.
Antonyms: 
Establish; Confirm; Support; Encourage; Promote; Forward; Produce; Testify


Annoy

( Verb )

He was annoyed with his wife because the dinner was badly cooked.
Antonyms: 
Please; Charm; Oblige; Gratify; Gladden; Delight


Answer

( Verb )
He answered that he knew nothing about that.
Antonyms: 
Query; Interrogation; Defiance; Question


Antiquated

( Adjective )

No antiquated idea is welcome in this meeting.
Antonyms: 
Current; Fashionable; Fresh; Modern; Modish; New; Stylish; Up-to-date; Young


Anxiety

( Noun )

We waited with anxiety for the news of her safe arrival.
Antonyms: 
Assurance; Calmness; Composure; Confidence; Ace; Security; Quietude; Equanimity


Aplomb

( Noun )

In the interview, he answered all the questions with a perfect aplomb
Antonyms: 
Awkwardness; Chagrin; Confusion; Discomfiture; Discomposure; Embarrassment; Self-consciousness


Apocryphal

( Adjective )

His books on England are treated with an apocryphal look by the scholars.
Antonyms: 
Attested; Authentic; Authorized; Canonical; Credible; Factual; Substantiated; True; Undisputed; Verified


Apparent

( Adjective )

It is apparent to all of us that the train would be late by at least one hour.
Antonyms: 
Ambiguous; Doubtful; Dubious; Hazy; Indefinite; Indistinct; Obscure; Uncertain; Unclear; Vague


Appearance

( Noun )

We must not judge people by their appearance.
Antonyms: 
Formless; Distorted; Skeleton; Insulting


Appreciation

( Noun )

She showed little appreciation of good music.
Antonyms: 
Hate; Disrespect; Disregard; Condemn; Disapprove


Appropriate

( Verb )

$ 20,000.00 has been appropriated for the new school building.
Antonyms: 
Release; Relinquish; Open; Loosen; Incorrect


Approve

( Verb )

Her father will never approve of her marriage with you.
Antonyms: 
Blame; Censure; Condemn; Deplore; Deprecat; Disapprove; Dislike; Frown upon; Object to; Disallow; Discountenance; Veto


Apt

( Adjective )

He is very apt at picking up a new subject.
Antonyms: 
Ill-fitted; Improper; Inapplicable; Inapposite; Infelicitous; Irrelevant; Awkward; Clumsy; Dull; Gauche; Incompetent; Maladroit; Slow; Stupid


Arbitrary

( Adjective )

Taking an arbitrary decision will not boost your image.
Antonyms: 
Consistent; Judicious; Logical; Objective; Rational; Reasonable; Sensible; Sound


Archaic

( Adjective )

Thou art’ is the archaic form of you are.
Antonyms: 
Contemporary; Current; Modern; New; Present; Recent; Fresh; Latest; Novel


Ascent

( Verb )

We watched the mists ascending from the valley.
Antonyms: 
Bend; Go backward; Regress; Recede; Descend


Associate

( Verb )

We associate Egypt with the Nile.
Antonyms: 
Disconnect; Separate; Defy; Break apart; Dissociate; Desert


Assure

( Verb )

The sum assured by him is more than what he could pay premium for.
Antonyms: 
Imperil; Unsettle; Discourage; Mislead; Warn; Jeopardize


Assume

( Verb )

But we assumed other way that he married your sister.
Antonyms: 
Abandon; Cast-off; Discard; Reprove; Substantiate; Confirm; Establish; Verify


Astonish

( Verb )

His escape from the fire accident astonished all of us.
Antonyms: 
Forewarn; Caution; Warn; Threaten


Attach

( Verb )

He wants to purchase a house with a garage attached.
Antonyms: 
Disunite; Separate; Cut; Sever; Divide; Part; Detach; Dissever


 Attract

( Verb )

Bright colors attract babies.
Antonyms: 
Disgust; Give one the creeps; Put one off; Repel; Repulse; Revolt; Reject; Deter; Check; Rebuff; Detest


Augment

( Verb )

He augmented his income by writing short stories.
Antonyms: 
Contract; Curtail; Cut down; Decrease; Diminish; Lessen; Lower; Reduce; Shrink


Attention

( Noun )

A teacher must know how to secure the attention of his pupils.
Antonyms: 
Absence; Distraction; Remission


Auspicious

( Adjective )

He is waiting for the auspicious time to launch his project.
Antonyms: 
Despairing; Hopeless; Unhappy; Unfortunate; Unlucky; Luckless; Ill-fated


Authority

( Noun )

We should not question the authority of our Boss.
Antonyms: 
Submission; Obedience; Subjection; Thralldom; Slavery


Avoidance

( Noun )

Avoidance of bad companions is what will save him from disaster.
Antonyms: 
Continuation; Firmness; Status-quo; Pursuit; Discipline


Awkward

( Adjective )

The handle of this teapot has an awkward shape.
Antonyms: 
Skillful; Dexterous; Clever; Adept

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