Words with Opposite Meanings

Ability – incompetence, disability, incapacity.
Abridge – enlarge, prolong, expand, magnify.
Absolve – punish, chastise, penalise.
Absurd – wise, rational, sensible, reasonable.
Abundance – lack, dearth, shortage, want.
Accumulate – distribute, scatter, spread.
Acquit – charge, blame, accuse, involve.
Admiration – hate, condemnation, disapproval.
Ample – meagre, scanty, insufficient.
Amuse – annoy, fatigue, tire, bore.
Attract – reject, repulse, repel, rebuff.
Backward – forward, advance, onward.
Beautiful – ugly, hideous, loathsome, horrible.
Belief – suspicion, misgiving, distrust.
Benevolence – malice, venom, enmity, hate.
Blame – extol, praise, compliment.
Bliss – sorrow, affliction, woe, distress.
Breed – annihilate, murder, destroy, kill.
Brutal – humane, compassionate, merciful.
Brief – verbose, long, detailed.
Calamity – fortune, peace, happiness, joy.
Calm – excite, perturb, agitate, disturb.
Certain – ambiguous, dubious, obscure.
Cheap – expensive, costly, dear.
Compel – coax, cajole, persuade.
Competent – incompetent, inefficient, weak.
Delight – grief, anguish, displeasure.
Deny – verify, confirm, comply, endorse.
Deviate – abide, persist, converge.
Disclose – conceal, veil, cloak, suppress.
Disgust – please, delight, charm, gratify.
Dishonest – reliable, just, fair, trustworthy.
Dispute – consent, comply, agree, accede.
Encourage – discourage, dampen, depress.
Endanger – protect, defend, shield, safeguard.
Establish – destroy, dismantle, demolish.
Expand – contract, condense, curtail.
Extraordinary – normal, ordinary, common, usual.
Famous – obscure, notorious, unknown.
Feeble – robust, strong, vigorous, brawny.
Fertile – infertile, sterile, arid, barren.
Flexible – rigid, stiff, austere, unbending.
Foe – ally, colleague, associate, friend.
Generous – mean, stingy, miserly.
Hatred – liking, love, adoration, affection.
Hesitate – decide, resolve, settle, determine.
Impartial – partial, biased, unjust, unfair.
Innocent – wicked, guilty, criminal, culpable.
Irritate – calm, appease, soothe, pacify.
Liberty – bondage, submission, slavery.
Mild – savage, wild, fierce, ferocious.
Modern – old, ancient, obsolete, primitive.
Modest – arrogant, haughty, proud.
Narrow – wide, spacious, broad, extensive.
Neat – untidy, disorderly, unkempt.
Notorious – reputable, famous, noted.
Obedient – obstinate, disobedient, stubborn.
Obstinate – docile, yielding, amenable.
Ordinary – unusual, rare, uncommon, queer.
Pacify – irritate, provoke, annoy.
Plenty – scanty, deficiency, dearth, lack.
Polite – rude, uncivil, churlish, insolent.
Precious – cheap, despicable, useless.
Profuse – scanty, insufficient, meagre.
Prolong – curtail, diminish, decrease.
Proud – humble, modest, unassuming.
Punish – reward, compensate, remunerate.
Rare – common, usual, frequent.
Rash – careful, discreet, cautious, wary.
Reduce – increase, augment, enhance.
Regular – irregular, erratic, inconsistent.
Rejoice – grieve, mourn, bewail, lament.
Remarkable – ordinary, average, normal.
Respect – humiliate, disdain, scorn.
Retain – relinquish, renounce, forsake, concede.