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VIII ANTICIPATE.

Synonyms:

apprehend

expect

forecast

foretaste

hope

look forward to

To anticipate may be either to take before in fact or to take before in thought; in the former sense it is allied with prevent ; in the latter, with the synonyms above given.

This is coming to be the prevalent and favorite use. We expect that which we have good reason to believe will happen; as, a boy expects to grow to manhood. We hope for that which we much desire and somewhat expect . We apprehend what we both expect and fear. Anticipate is commonly used now, like foretaste , of that which we expect both with confidence and pleasure. In this use it is a stronger word than hope , where often "the wish is father to the thought." I hope for a visit from my friend, tho I have no word from him; I expect it when he writes that he is coming; and as the time draws near I anticipate it with pleasure. Compare ABIDE; PREVENT. Antonyms:

despair of,

distrust,

doubt,

dread,

fear,

recall,

recollect,

remember.

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ANTICIPATION.

Synonyms:

antepast

apprehension

expectancy

expectation

foreboding

forecast

foresight

foretaste

forethought

hope

presentiment

prevision

Expectation may be either of good or evil; presentiment almost always, apprehension and foreboding always, of evil; anticipation and antepast , commonly of good.

Thus, we speak of the pleasures of anticipation . A foretaste may be of good or evil, and is more than imaginary; it is a part actually received in advance. Foresight and forethought prevent future evil and secure future good by timely looking forward, and acting upon what is foreseen. Compare ANTICIPATE. Antonyms:

astonishment

consummation

despair,

doubt

dread

enjoyment

fear

realization

surprise

wonder

ANTIPATHY.

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Synonyms:

abhorrence

antagonism

aversion

detestation

disgust

dislike

distaste

hatred

hostility

opposition

repugnance

repulsion

uncongeniality

Antipathy , repugnance , and uncongeniality are instinctive; other forms of dislike may be acquired or cherished for cause.

Uncongeniality is negative, a want of touch or sympathy. An antipathy to a person or thing is an instinctive recoil from connection or association with that person or thing, and may be physical or mental, or both. Antagonism may result from the necessity of circumstances; opposition may spring from conflicting views or interests; abhorrence and detestation may be the result of religious and moral training; distaste and disgust may be acquired; aversion is a deep and permanent dislike . A natural antipathy may give rise to opposition which may result in hatred and hostility . Compare ACRIMONY; ANGER; ENMITY; HATRED. Antonyms:

affinity

agreement

attraction

congeniality

fellow-feeling

harmony

kindliness

regard

sympathy

Prepositions:

Antipathy to (less frequently for or against ) a person or thing; antipathy between or betwixt two persons or things.

ANTIQUE.

Synonyms:

ancient

antiquated

old-fashioned

quaint

superannuated

Antique refers to an ancient , antiquated to a discarded style.

[49] Antique is that which is either ancient in fact or ancient in style. The reference is to the style rather than to the age. We can speak of the antique architecture of a church just built. The difference between antiquated and antique is not in the age, for a Puritan style may be scorned as antiquated , while a Roman or Renaissance style may be prized as antique . The antiquated is not so much out of date as out of vogue. Old-fashioned may be used approvingly or contemptuously. In the latter case it becomes a synonym for antiquated ; in the good sense it approaches the meaning of antique , but indicates less duration. We call a wide New England fireplace old-fashioned ; a coin of the Cæsars, antique . Quaint combines the idea of age with a pleasing oddity; as, a quaint gambrel-roofed house. Antiquated is sometimes used of persons in a sense akin to superannuated . The antiquated person is out of style and out of sympathy with the present generation by reason of age; the superannuated person is incapacitated for present activities by reason of age. Compare OLD. Antonyms:

fashionable,

fresh,

modern,

modish,

new,

recent,

stylish.

ANXIETY.

Synonyms:

anguish

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apprehension

care

concern

disquiet

disturbance

dread

fear

foreboding

fretfulness

fretting

misgiving

perplexity

solicitude

trouble

worry

Anxiety is, according to its derivation, a choking disquiet , akin to anguish ; anxiety is mental; anguish may be mental or physical; anguish is in regard to the known, anxiety in regard to the unknown; anguish is because of what has happened, anxiety because of what may happen.

Anxiety refers to some future event, always suggesting hopeful possibility, and thus differing from apprehension , fear , dread , foreboding , terror , all of which may be quite despairing. In matters within our reach, anxiety always stirs the question whether something can not be done, and is thus a valuable spur to doing; in this respect it is allied to care . Foreboding , dread , etc., commonly incapacitate for all helpful thought or endeavor. Worry is a more petty, restless, and manifest anxiety ; anxiety may be quiet and silent; worry is communicated to all around. Solicitude is a milder anxiety . Fretting or fretfulness is a weak complaining without thought of accomplishing or changing anything, but merely as a relief to one's own disquiet . Perplexity often involves anxiety , but may be quite free from it. [50] A student may be perplexed regarding a translation, yet, if he has time enough, not at all anxious regarding it. Antonyms:

apathy

assurance

calmness

carelessness

confidence

ease

light-heartedness

nonchalance

satisfaction

tranquillity

Prepositions:

Anxiety for a friend's return; anxiety about , in regard to , or concerning the future.

APATHY.

Synonyms:

calmness

composure

immobility

impassibility

indifference

insensibility

lethargy

phlegm

quietness

quietude

sluggishness

stillness

stoicism

tranquillity

unconcern

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unfeelingness

Apathy , according to its Greek derivation, is a simple absence of feeling or emotion.

There are persons to whom a certain degree of apathy is natural, an innate sluggishness of the emotional nature. In the apathy of despair, a person gives up, without resistance or sensibility, to what he has fiercely struggled to avoid. While apathy is want of feeling, calmness is feeling without agitation. Calmness is the result of strength, courage, or trust; apathy is the result of dulness or weakness. Composure is freedom from agitation or disturbance, resulting ordinarily from force of will, or from perfect confidence in one's own resources. Impassibility is a philosophical term applied to the Deity, as infinitely exalted above all stir of passion or emotion. Unfeelingness , the Saxon word that should be the exact equivalent of apathy , really means more, a lack of the feeling one ought to have, a censurable hardness of heart. Indifference and insensibility designate the absence of feeling toward certain persons or things; apathy , entire absence of feeling. Indifference is a want of interest; insensibility is a want of feeling; unconcern has reference to consequences. We speak of insensibility of heart, immobility of countenance. Stoicism is an intentional suppression of feeling and deadening of sensibilities, while apathy is involuntary. Compare CALM; REST; STUPOR. Antonyms:

agitation,

alarm

anxiety

care

distress

disturbance

eagerness

emotion

excitement

feeling

frenzy,

fury

passion

sensibility

sensitiveness

storm

susceptibility

sympathy

turbulence

vehemence

violence

Prepositions:

The apathy of monastic life; apathy toward good.

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APIECE.

Synonyms:

distributively,

each,

individually,

separately,

severally.

There is no discernible difference in sense between so much apiece and so much each ; the former is the more common and popular, the latter the more elegant expression.

Distributively is generally used of numbers and abstract relations. Individually emphasizes the independence of the individuals; separately and severally still more emphatically hold them apart. The signers of a note may become jointly and severally responsible, that is, each liable for the entire amount, as if he had signed it alone. Witnesses are often brought separately into court, in order that no one may be influenced by the testimony of another. If a company of laborers demand a dollar apiece , that is a demand that each shall receive that sum; if they individually demand a dollar, each individual makes the demand. Antonyms:

accumulatively

collectively

confusedly

en masse indiscriminately

synthetically

together

unitedly

APOLOGY.

Synonyms:

acknowledgment

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confession

defense

exculpation

excuse

justification

plea

vindication

All these words express one's answer to a charge of wrong or error that is or might be made.

Apology has undergone a remarkable change from its old sense of a valiant defense —as in Justin Martyr's Apologies for the Christian faith—to its present meaning of humble confession and concession. He who offers an apology admits himself, at least technically and seemingly, in the wrong. An apology is for what one has done or left undone; an excuse may be for what one proposes to do or leave undone as well; as, one sends beforehand his excuse for not accepting an invitation; if he should fail either to be present or to excuse himself, an apology would be in order. An excuse for a fault is an attempt at partial justification; as, one alleges haste as an excuse for carelessness. Confession is a full acknowledgment of wrong, generally of a grave wrong, with or without apology or excuse . Plea ranges in sense from a prayer for favor or pardon to an attempt at full vindication . Defense , exculpation , justification , and vindication are more properly antonyms than synonyms of apology in its modern sense, and should be so given, but for[52] their connection with its historic usage. Compare CONFESS; DEFENSE. Antonyms:

accusation

censure

charge

complaint

condemnation

imputation

injury

insult

offense

wrong

Prepositions:

An apology to the guest for the oversight would be fitting.

APPARENT.

Synonyms:

likely,

presumable,

probable,

seeming.

The apparent is that which appears; the word has two contrasted senses, either of that which is manifest, visible, certain, or of that which merely seems to be and may be very different from what is; as, the apparent motion of the sun around the earth.

Apparent kindness casts a doubt on the reality of the kindness; apparent neglect implies that more care and pains may have been bestowed than we are aware of. Presumable implies that a thing may be reasonably supposed beforehand without any full knowledge of the facts. Probable implies that we know facts enough to make us moderately confident of it. Seeming expresses great doubt of the reality; seeming innocence comes very near in meaning to probable guilt. Apparent indicates less assurance than probable , and more than seeming . A man's probable intent we believe will prove to be his real intent; his seeming intent we believe to be a sham; his apparent intent may be the true one, tho we have not yet evidence on which to pronounce with certainty or even with confidence. Likely is a word with a wide range of usage, but always implying the belief that the thing is, or will be, true; it is often used with the infinitive, as the other words of this list can not be; as, it is likely to happen. Compare EVIDENT. Antonyms:

doubtful,

dubious,

improbable,

unimaginable,

unlikely.

Prepositions:

(When apparent is used in the sense of evident): His guilt is apparent in every act to all observers.

APPEAR.

Synonyms:

have the appearance or semblance,

look,

seem.

Appear and look refer to what manifests itself to the senses; to a semblance or probability presented directly to the mind.

Seem [53] applies to what is manifest to the mind on reflection. It suddenly appears to me that there is smoke in the distance; as I watch, it looks like a fire; from my knowledge of the locality and observation of particulars, it seems to me a farmhouse must be burning. Antonyms:

be,

be certain, real, or true,

be the fact,

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exist.

Prepositions:

Appear at the front; among the first; on or upon the surface; to the eye; in evidence, in print; from reports; near the harbor; before the public; in appropriate dress; with the insignia of his rank; above the clouds; below the surface; under the lee; over the sea; through the mist; appear for , in behalf of , or against one in court.

FAQs

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Key Takeaways. Synonyms are words that have the same, or almost the same, meaning as another word. Antonyms are words that have the opposite meaning of another word.

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Synonyms And Antonyms List
WordsSynonyms – Same MeaningAntonyms – Opposites
AbjectDespicable, servileCommendable, Praiseworthy
AboundFlourish, proliferateDeficient, Destitute
AbortiveVain, unproductiveProductive
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List of Antonyms
WordAntonym-1Antonym-2
BitterSweetBland
BorrowLendForfeit
BraveryCowardiceTimidity
BroadNarrowQuiet
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II. Examples of Synonyms
  • Bad: awful, terrible, horrible.
  • Good: fine, excellent, great.
  • Hot: burning, fiery, boiling.
  • Cold: chilly, freezing, frosty.
  • Easy: Simple, effortless, straightforward.
  • Hard: difficult, challenging, tough.
  • Big: large, huge, giant.
  • Small: tiny, little, mini.

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List of Synonyms
WordSynonym-1Synonym-3
AwfulDreadfulAbominable
BadDepravedContaminated
BeautifulGorgeousSplendid
BeginStartLaunch
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WordSynonymAntonym
goodgreatbad
cheapinexpensiveexpensive
interestingfascinatingboring
quietstillnoisy
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Antonyms for Class 6 CBSE English Grammar – Word Power
WordAntonyms
commonrare, uncommon
cleverStupid
cruelkind
createdestroy
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antonyms for synonymous
  • different.
  • dissimilar.
  • opposite.
  • polar.
  • unequal.

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  • Articulate. Inarticulate. Always. Never. Antonyms. ...
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  • Dusk. Dawn. Doubt. Trust. Drunk. ...
  • Dark. Bright, Light. Dry. Wet. Division.

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antonyms for nice
  • aloof.
  • bad.
  • cool.
  • disagreeable.
  • mean.
  • ugly.
  • unacceptable.
  • unfriendly.

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We can use antonyms in a sentence to express two contrasting ideas. For example: Although it was hot outside, the temperature inside of my apartment was cold from running the air conditioner all day. The coffee shop is too noisy; I prefer to study in a quiet place.

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Antonyms (opposites) examples:
  • Night – Day.
  • Arrive – Leave.
  • Junior – Senior.
  • Better – Worse.
  • Right – Left.
  • Rich – Poor.
  • Smart – Stupid.
  • Small – Big.
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What is another word for eight?
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octupletoctad
octarchyoctameter
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cheerful, contented, delighted, ecstatic, elated, glad, joyful, joyous, jubilant, lively, merry, overjoyed, peaceful, pleasant, pleased, satisfied, thrilled, upbeat, apt, fortunate.

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  • wonderful.
  • marvellous.
  • astonishing.
  • miraculous.
  • incredible.
  • surprising.
  • marvelous.
  • stunning.

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  • be – “Will you be my friend?”
  • and – “You and I will always be friends.”
  • of – “Today is the first of November.”
  • a – “I saw a bear today.”
  • in – “She is in her room.”
  • to – “Let's go to the park.”
  • have – “I have a few questions.”
  • too – “I like her too.”

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a top ten
  • chart-buster.
  • favorite.
  • hit.
  • hot item.
  • hot seller.
  • mover.
  • number one.
  • record-breaker.

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synonym. noun. syn·​onym. ˈsin-ə-ˌnim. : a word having the same or almost the same meaning as another word in the same language.

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antonyms for foremost
  • inferior.
  • last.
  • least.
  • lowest.
  • secondary.
  • unimportant.

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A Synonym is a word that has almost the same meaning as another word. For example, a synonym for beautiful is stunning: She is a beautiful girl. She is a stunning girl.

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Examples of Synonyms and Antonyms
WordSynonymAntonym
AbundantPlentiful, AmpleScarce, Sparse
AppealAttract, InterestBore
ElaborateDetailed, InticrateSimple, Plain
OptimisticBright, PromisingPessimistic
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synonyms for six
  • hexadic.
  • hexagonal.
  • semestral.
  • senary.
  • sextuple.

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synonyms for twelve

On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to twelve, such as: duodecimal, twelfth, and duodenary.

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baby
  • diminutive.
  • dwarf.
  • little.
  • midget.
  • mini.
  • minute.
  • petite.
  • small.

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II. Examples of Synonyms
  • Bad: awful, terrible, horrible.
  • Good: fine, excellent, great.
  • Hot: burning, fiery, boiling.
  • Cold: chilly, freezing, frosty.
  • Easy: Simple, effortless, straightforward.
  • Hard: difficult, challenging, tough.
  • Big: large, huge, giant.
  • Small: tiny, little, mini.

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Antonym FAQs

Antonyms are words with opposite meanings, like hot and cold, good and bad, and happy and sad.

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