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  • noun rare A word that has two opposing meanings.


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auto- +‎ antonym.


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  • Examples of autoantonyms

    November 10, 2007

  • autoantonym – a word that can take two (or more) opposite meanings

    July 19, 2008

  • Example autoantonyms:

    sanction (to ban or to bless)

    enjoin (to require or to forbid)

    September 9, 2010

  • Another example of an autantonym is cleave.

    September 2, 2011

  • jonathan.proxy's list, self-antonyms, addresses the same material.

    August 24, 2014

  • For a list, see this list made by oroboros:

    May 31, 2021