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Antonyms Word Lists with letter O,P

Antonyms are words that have contrasting, or opposite, meanings. A word that has the exact opposite meaning of another word is its antonym. Like so much of the English language, “antonym” is rooted in the Greek language. The Greek word anti means opposite.

Since the English language is so complex, people may disagree about which words truly have opposite meanings. With the examples of antonyms listed below, we try to clear that up and offer some tactics for choosing the most appropriate word every time.

Antonyms Word Lists

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Letter O

Word Antonyms
Obedient Disobedient
Obey Disobey
Occupied Vacant
Odd Even
Off On
Offer Refuse
Old New
Old Young
Old Young, New
On Off
Opaque Transparent
Open Closed, Shut
Open Closed, Shut, Close
Opposite Same
Opposite- Same, Similar
Optimist Pessimist
Out In
Outer Inner
Outside Inside
Over Under




Letter P

Word Antonyms
Parent Child
Part Whole
Partial Complete
Passive Active
Past Present
Patient Impatient
Peace War
Perfect Faulty
Permanent Temporary
Permanent Unstable
Permit Forbid
Pessimist Optimist
Please Displease
Plentiful Scarce
Plentiful Sparse
Plural Singular
Poetry Prose
Polite Rude, Impolite
Poor Rich
Positive Negative
Possible Impossible
Poverty Wealth, Riches
Powerful Weak
Powerful Weak, Feeble
Praise Criticism
Praise Blame
Present Absent
Pretty Ugly
Pretty Ugly, Unsightly
Private Public
Problem Solution
Professional Amateur
Profit Loss
Prohibit Allow
Prose Poetry
Proud Humble
Prudent Imprudent
Public Private
Pull Push
Pure Impure, Contaminated
Push Pull

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