Synonym and Antonym List


Below is a synonym and antonym list. Well, actually, it's just a synonym list because I decided to put the antonyms on a separate page.

Why?

I don't think you should combine synonyms and antonyms into a list and then try to memorize them.

They should be separate. It aids in remembering them.

Some language purists would argue that there are no such things as true synonyms. For our purposes, let’s just say that there are.

The following synonym and antonym list are good, proficient-level words. They are an excellent place to improve your vocabulary building efforts.

Oh, one more thing about learning English vocabulary. It requires repetition.

Lots and lots of repetition.

If you want to see the antonym list please click on synonym and antonym list.

 

Word

Synonym

Synonym

 

 

 

abandon

discard

vacate

accord

agree

grant

adversity

difficulty

misfortune

affluent

plentiful

rich

aggravate

annoy

infuriate

alleviate

lighten

mitigate

amenable

agreeable

favorable

anguish

distress

sorrow

apathetic

dispirited

lifeless

arrogant

disdainful

imperious

astonish

confound

overwhelm

atrocious

appalling

detestable

augment

add

enlarge

avoid

ignore

shun

awkward

graceless

inept

 

 

 

baffle

confuse

deceive

banal

common

plain

barren

desolate

sterile

berate

criticize

disapprove

betray

deceive

fool

bias

inclination

predisposition

bitter

acrid

sour

blend

combine

mix

bliss

happiness

joy

bluff

boast

feign

bold

daring

fearless

bonus

award

gift

bother

annoy

irritate

brief

concise

short

brilliant

clever

intelligent

brisk

fast

swift

budget

allot

plan

 

 

 

candid

honest

truthful

caricature

cartoon

imitation

casual

informal

natural

category

classification

division

cease

desist

stop

chaotic

disordered

messy

cherish

esteem

love

circumvent

avoid

go around

commemorate

celebrate

honor

compensate

balance

recompense

competent

able

capable

conceive

design

plan

confirmation

acknowledgement

proof

contradict

deny

oppose

contribution

donation

grant

courteous

polite

well-mannered

craving

desire

longing

credulous

confident

trustful

 

 

 

damp

moist

wet

dare

challenge

defy

decay

decline

rot

decent

honorable

pure

dense

filled

packed

designate

name

select

detain

hold

keep

disclose

announce

reveal

dogma

belief

view

durable

constant

lasting

dwindle

abate

diminish

 

 

 

eager

earnest

keen

eccentric

abnormal

idiosyncratic

elaborate

embellish

enhance

emanate

arise

radiate

embezzle

purloin

steal

eminent

distinguished

prominent

encourage

foster

induce

endure

last

persist

essential

cultured

learned

essential

basic

necessary

estimate

guess

predict

evaluate

appraise

judge

exhaust

deplete

empty

exhilarated

cheerful

zestful

explicit

definite

specific

 

 

 

fastidious

exacting

particular

federation

alliance

band

feeble

helpless

infirm

fervor

intensity

passion

feud

argument

dispute

filth

dirt

squalor

flatter

compliment

praise

fleet

nimble

swift

frivolous

inconsequential

trivial

frugal

prudent

saving

furious

angry

outraged

 

 

 

generous

benevolent

unselfish

genuine

actual

real

glare

gleam

glisten

gloomy

cheerless

dim

goad

provoke

badger

grasp

grab

hold

greed

avarice

longing

guarantee

assure

pledge

guile

cunning

deceit

gullible

credulous

unsuspicious

 

 

 

habitual

accustomed

regular

handicap

disability

disadvantage

harass

annoy

disturb

harmless

innocuous

inoffensive

harsh

hard

coarse

hasty

abrupt

hurried

haughty

arrogant

pretentious

humiliate

humble

shame

hygiene

cleanliness

sanitation

hypocrisy

duplicity

falseness

 

 

 

ideal

goal

perfection

idle

lazy

unoccupied

ignorant

stupid

unintelligent

illogical

incongruent

rambling

illustrious

eminent

famous

imitate

copy

reflect

immense

huge

mammoth

impartial

candid

impersonal

impatient

anxious

eager

implicate

accuse

insinuate

importune

beg

solicit

inadvertent

accidental

unintentional

indifferent

apathetic

disinterested

isolate

detach

quarantine

 

 

 

jargon

argot

slang

jovial

genial

merry

judge

estimate

referee

justification

excuse

reason

juvenile

adolescent

immature

 

 

 

keen

clever

observant

 

 

 

label

brand

classify

labor

toil

work

lead

direct

proceed

lean

slim

thin

leave

abandon

desert

liberal

copious

unrestrained

liberal

lenient

open-minded

limitation

boundary

constraint

lucid

clear

understandable

lucky

auspicious

fortunate

 

 

 

mad

furious

irate

manage

administer

control

manipulate

control

shape

marginal

borderline

limited

match

agree

correspond

maze

complexity

labyrinth

meditate

ponder

think

memorial

commemoration

monument

mention

allude

refer to

merge

blend

fuse

 

 

 

narrow

confined

restricted

nature

aspect

character

necessary

mandatory

requisite

negate

contradict

refute

negligent

careless

remiss

negotiate

bargain

deal

nice

affable

benign

noble

aristocratic

distinguished

novice

beginner

nonprofessional

nuisance

annoyance

offense

 

 

 

obedient

faithful

loyal

objection

disapproval

protest

obligatory

compulsory

required

observe

notice

watch

obvious

conspicuous

definite

offend

anger

irritate

offer

bid

proposal

omen

premonition

sign

omit

exclude

remove

opportune

advantageous

auspicious

 

 

 

pacify

appease

placate

pain

ache

discomfort

paramount

chief

leading

partisan

biased

dogmatic

passive

inactive

lethargic

pause

break

cease

permeate

diffuse

disseminate

perpetuate

endure

preserve

perplex

astonish

baffle

persecute

afflict

harass

 

 

 

radiate

effuse

emanate

radical

basic

fundamental

range

anger

furor

rank

arrange

classify

realize

accomplish

fulfill

recalcitrant

obstinate

stubborn

receptacle

container

repository

reconcile

atone

conciliate

regret

deplore

grieve

reliable

dependable

trustworthy

 

 

 

sanction

approval

permit

scope

aim

extent

section

division

portion

settle

adjust

compromise

shallow

superficial

trivial

shrewd

careful

calculating

significant

distinctive

important

slight

delicate

slender

spontaneous

impromptu

unplanned

spread

announce

broadcast

stabilize

balance

steady

 

 

 

tame

domesticate

subdue

tangle

intertwine

twist

temper

mood

nature

tendency

inclination

trend

term

cycle

duration

thrift

conservation

prudence

tough

aggressive

unyielding

transfer

convey

exchange

tumult

agitation

commotion

turbulent

disordered

violent

 

 

 

vain

boastful

inflated

valid

authorized

legitimate

variety

assortment

diversify

verify

authenticate

substantiate

 




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