from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A word having a meaning opposite to that of another word: The word wet is an antonym of the word dry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A word which has the opposite meaning of another, although not necessarily in all its senses.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A word of opposite meaning; a counterterm; -- used as a correlative of synonym.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A counterterm; an opposite; an antithetical word: the opposite of synonym: as, life is the antonym of death.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other
The antonym is a word that makes us all feel better: safety.
As a general matter, when some quality is either present or not e.g., legal or illegal, the antonym is the same as the opposite.
We can find 692 antonym pairs in English where both words have the same length:
The definitions for “moral” and “responsibility” indicated REPUBLICAN as an antonym.
“Cis” means “on the same side,” and is an antonym to “trans,” which means “across.”
Kids Prefer Cheese: What is the antonym of "analysis"?
Complete disjunction between the blown-up rhetoric you use to describe how awful the ITEP analysis is ( "shills," "antonym of analysis") and the virtually content-free criticism you back these insults up with.
Preceding our revolution, for example, republicanism was held up as the antonym to divine right monarchy; enlightenment political philosophy denied that sovereignty was handed down by God to the Romanovs or the Bourbons, but resided in a people — who could be thought of as a nation.
Unless you are completely conflating all the possible definitions of the terms you use, in which case you are un-intellectual (antonym of “intellectual” = “idiot”), or intentionally dishonest.
The "new reformers" have appropriated the term "innovation" as a descriptor for policy proposals and practices they advocate, and as an antonym for almost anything else.