Can You Guess the Opposite of these Common English Words?

Jouviane Alexandre

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About This Quiz

When it comes to vocabulary, how good are you at synonyms and antonyms? We're letting you off the hook today because we're only testing the opposite of these common English words? Think you'll excel? Or will you fail? Find out with this quiz!

What is the opposite of the following word: young?

While the other words, which happen to be synonyms of young, might be a bit confusing, old is the clear opposite of young.

What is the opposite of the following word: weak?

Weak has many meanings such as 'not strong, cowardly, faint, and deficient.' The most common use of the word is probably in reference to strength, making 'strong' the perfect opposite.

What is the opposite of the following word: insult?

The word 'insult' is described as hateful communication, so it would only make sense that its opposite, 'compliment,' means praise or flattery.

What is the opposite of the following word: guilty?

Although 'innocent' can have two meanings, blameless and harmless, the latter doesn't pertain to the word 'guilty.' The proper opposite or antonym would be 'innocent.'

What is the opposite of the following word: cheap?

Many times, you'll hear cheap described as something that is inexpensive. If it is Inexpensive, then it's opposite must be expensive.

What is the opposite of the following word: modern?

The word 'modern' is used to describe anything that is new, contemporary, or recent. The opposite of this word would be something that is old.

What is the opposite of the following word: shelter?

The meaning of 'shelter' can be for protection or a place to live. The opposite of this would be anything that leaves one exposed, hence exposure.

What is the opposite of the following word: borrow?

The definition of borrow means to "take something temporarily," while it's opposite meaning is to "give something temporarily," or more commonly referred to as loan.

What is the opposite of the following word: nonplus?

The meaning of the word nonplus is to confuse or fluster. The opposite meaning of this word would be to enlighten or clear up.

What is the opposite of the following word: harvest?

The word harvest can either be used as a noun or a verb. Harvesting means accumulating crops or produce, which means its opposite would have to be putting those crops or produce back into the Earth, which would be done through planting.

What is the opposite of the following word: natural?

Natural has many meanings and all of the above words, with the exception of artificial, are considered synonyms of the word.

What is the opposite of the following word: compulsory?

Anything that is 'compulsory' means that it is absolutely necessary that it be done. It's opposite/antonym, voluntary, means that one has a choice.

What is the opposite of the following word: intentional?

When something is 'intentional,' the action was considered and purposeful, but when something is accidental, it occurs with no pre-thought notion.

What is the opposite of the following word: together?

The word 'together' has multiple meanings like composed, at one, and in a row. Its opposite would be anything that is separate, hence the answer.

What is the opposite of the following word: occupied?

Occupied can be used to describe anything that's busy or being used. It's opposite/antonym would refer to anything that is vacant or unused.

What is the opposite of the following word: ancestor?

An ancestor is someone in your family who comes before you. A descendant is someone who comes after, like an offspring.

What is the opposite of the following word: urban?

Urban is used to describe cities and and areas usually high in population. Its antonym is rural.

What is the opposite of the following word: ordinary?

All of these words are considered synonyms of 'ordinary' with the exception of 'special.' Ordinary means anything that is common or average.

What is the opposite of the following word: damage?

The word 'damage' could either mean an injury or a loss. It's opposite, repair, means to fix or restore.

What is the opposite of the following word: junior?

The word 'junior' could be used to describe anything that is subordinate or younger. Senior would be used to describe someone of a higher rank.

What is the opposite of the following word: particular?

'Particular' has a few different meanings, its most common one being exact or specific. The opposite of this would be something 'general.'

What is the opposite of the following word: valley?

A valley is anything that forms a hole or hollow in the land. Since mountains protrude out of the land, it would be the proper opposite.

What is the opposite of the following word: elementary?

Elementary can be used to describe anything simple or basic, while advanced would be used to describe something complicated, complex, or difficult.

What is the opposite of the following word: kind?

Kind has many meanings, so don't be surprised that all of the options, excluding cruel, are synonyms for the word.

What is the opposite of the following word: quick?

While most might use 'quick' to describe someone's movements, it can also be used to describe someone's intelligence.

What is the opposite of the following word: extinct?

Extinct is used to describe something that is dead or has no use anymore. Extant is used to describe something that is alive and thriving.

What is the opposite of the following word: failure?

When it comes to the meaning of failure, some simply describe it as the lack of success.

What is the opposite of the following word: low?

Low could be used to describe a series of things that are short, mediocre, or crude. The simplest opposite of this word is high.

What is the opposite of the following word: republic?

A republic is a government that is essentially governed by the people. A dictatorship is formed around one person.

What is the opposite of the following word: literally?

Literally is used to mean something that is taken exactly the way it is seen, portrayed, etc. Figuratively is a broad determination, which makes it the opposite.

What is the opposite of the following word: active?

Something active is able to readily move. Something fixed is permanent and locked in place.

What is the opposite of the following word: dry?

The definition of dry is something that lacks moisture. An easy way to solve this is to think of humid temperatures when the air has a lot of moisture in it.

What is the opposite of the following word: competitor?

A competitor is someone you're working against, while your associate is someone you would be working with.

What is the opposite of the following word: annoy?

When you 'annoy' someone, you are irritating them, but if you appease someone, you are doing the opposite by satisfying or pacifying them.

What is the opposite of the following word: similar?

Just like this quiz, we weren't looking for similar words, which are alike, we were looking for different words that have opposite meanings.

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