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    Word with opposite meanings

    What does one call a word that has two extreme meanings (eg., cleave)? Can you give me other examples?

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    Re: Word with opposite meanings

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    What does one call a word that has two extreme meanings (eg., cleave)? Can you give me other examples?
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    you mean 'antagonyms'

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    Re: Word with opposite meanings

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    What does one call a word that has two extreme meanings (eg., cleave)? Can you give me other examples?

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    In addition to "antagonym", there are "contranym" and "autoantonym".

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