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    I am looking for any other words in the english language they have the same meaning but are antonyms...ie: fear-faith

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    I'm not sure that I see them as having the same meaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane
    I am looking for any other words in the english language they have the same meaning but are antonyms...ie: fear-faith
    Antonyms are words with opposite meanings in at least one sense of the words. As such, they cannot have the same meanings.

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    Is she after contranyms like 'cleave'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Is she after contranyms like 'cleave'?
    I don't know. I'm not sure that fits with fear/faith.

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    I'm lost on that, too. ;-|

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