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    Difination ten examples of contranyms,oxymorons, palindromes

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    Re: Difination ten examples of contranyms,oxymorons, palindr

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    Do you need a definition and ten examples of each? Here you are:

    Palindrome = A word, phrase, verse, or sentence that reads the same backward or forward

    A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!
    Madam, I'm Adam.
    madam
    deed
    level
    Able was I ere I saw Elba.
    radar
    did
    noon
    gag
    peep
    Otto
    Hannah

    Oxymoron = A rhetorical figure in which incongruous or contradictory terms are combined

    deafening silence
    mournful optimist
    cruel kindness
    to make haste slowly
    sweet sorrow
    living death
    real nightmare
    educated guess
    hopeful pessimist
    artificial sincerity


    Antonym =A word having a meaning opposite to that of another word

    cold - hot
    glad - sad
    far - near
    rich - poor
    short - tall
    long - short
    fat - thin
    good - bad
    fast - slow
    generous - selfish

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    Re: Difination ten examples of contranyms,oxymorons, palindr

    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith
    Quote Originally Posted by madhudilip5
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    Do you need a definition and ten examples of each? Here you are:

    Palindrome = A word, phrase, verse, or sentence that reads the same backward or forward

    A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!
    Madam, I'm Adam.
    madam
    deed
    level
    Able was I ere I saw Elba.
    radar
    did
    noon
    gag
    peep
    Otto
    Hannah

    Oxymoron = A rhetorical figure in which incongruous or contradictory terms are combined

    deafening silence
    mournful optimist
    cruel kindness
    to make haste slowly
    sweet sorrow
    living death
    real nightmare
    educated guess
    hopeful pessimist
    artificial sincerity


    Antonym =A word having a meaning opposite to that of another word

    cold - hot
    glad - sad
    far - near
    rich - poor
    short - tall
    long - short
    fat - thin
    good - bad
    fast - slow
    generous - selfish
    You did a nice job, but a contranym is not an antonym, A contranym is a single word that has two meanings that are opposites or close to opposites. They are also called antagonyms.

    bound (bound for Chicago, moving)
    bound (tied up, unable to move)

    cleave (to cut apart)
    cleave (to seal together)

    buckle (buckle your pants -- to hold together)
    buckle (knees buckled -- to collapse, fall aprt)

    citation (award for good behavior)
    citation (penalty for bad behavior)

    clip (attach to)
    clip (cut off from)

    cut (get into a line)
    cut (get out of a class)

    dust (remove dust)
    dust (apply dust -- fingerprints)

    fast (moving rapidly)
    fast (fixed in position)

    left (remaining)
    left (having gone)

    literally (literally)
    literally (figuratively)

    moot (arguable)
    moot (not worthy of argument)

    oversight (watchful control)
    oversight (something not noticed)

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    Re: Difination ten examples of contranyms,oxymorons, palindr

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith
    Quote Originally Posted by madhudilip5
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    Do you need a definition and ten examples of each? Here you are:

    Palindrome = A word, phrase, verse, or sentence that reads the same backward or forward

    A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!
    Madam, I'm Adam.
    madam
    deed
    level
    Able was I ere I saw Elba.
    radar
    did
    noon
    gag
    peep
    Otto
    Hannah

    Oxymoron = A rhetorical figure in which incongruous or contradictory terms are combined

    deafening silence
    mournful optimist
    cruel kindness
    to make haste slowly
    sweet sorrow
    living death
    real nightmare
    educated guess
    hopeful pessimist
    artificial sincerity


    Antonym =A word having a meaning opposite to that of another word

    cold - hot
    glad - sad
    far - near
    rich - poor
    short - tall
    long - short
    fat - thin
    good - bad
    fast - slow
    generous - selfish
    You did a nice job, but a contranym is not an antonym, A contranym is a single word that has two meanings that are opposites or close to opposites. They are also called antagonyms.

    bound (bound for Chicago, moving)
    bound (tied up, unable to move)

    cleave (to cut apart)
    cleave (to seal together)

    buckle (buckle your pants -- to hold together)
    buckle (knees buckled -- to collapse, fall aprt)

    citation (award for good behavior)
    citation (penalty for bad behavior)

    clip (attach to)
    clip (cut off from)

    cut (get into a line)
    cut (get out of a class)

    dust (remove dust)
    dust (apply dust -- fingerprints)

    fast (moving rapidly)
    fast (fixed in position)

    left (remaining)
    left (having gone)

    literally (literally)
    literally (figuratively)

    moot (arguable)
    moot (not worthy of argument)

    oversight (watchful control)
    oversight (something not noticed)

    Great! I realized there was something strange about it, but I couldn't find contranym in my American Heritage Dictionary. I can't find antagonym either, so it must not be a very good dictionary. Thanks for putting me straight. :wink:

    PS Just checked. Neither word is in my Longman or in my Webster. :(

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    Another contranym- Let = allow or hinder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Another contranym- Let = allow or hinder.
    When I was a kid, there was a line we liked to chant. It went like this: Ain't ain't a word 'cause ain't ain't in the dictionary. Anybody else from that time? This doesn't work very well, does it? I wonder how thick a dictionary would have to be in order to contain every word and expression in the English language. :wink:

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    Re: Difination ten examples of contranyms,oxymorons, palindr

    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith

    Great! I realized there was something strange about it, but I couldn't find contranym in my American Heritage Dictionary. I can't find antagonym either, so it must not be a very good dictionary. Thanks for putting me straight. :wink:

    PS Just checked. Neither word is in my Longman or in my Webster. :(
    These words are somewhat new. They don't appear in any of my dictionaries, even the unabridged ones. If one does a search for "contranym" one onelook.com, the only hit is good old TDOL's entry in the UsingEnglish glossary. If we are nice to him, maybe he will add antagonym to the glossary. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Another contranym- Let = allow or hinder.
    When I was a kid, there was a line we liked to chant. It went like this: Ain't ain't a word 'cause ain't ain't in the dictionary. Anybody else from that time? This doesn't work very well, does it? I wonder how thick a dictionary would have to be in order to contain every word and expression in the English language. :wink:
    I'd say ain't ain't a word and I ain't gonna say it.

    OR

    Don't say ain't or your mother will faint, your father will fall in a bucket of paint, your brother will die, your sister will cry and your cat and dog will say good bye.

    I haven't said those for ages.....

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    A friend of mine had a pupil who said "Ain't's wrong, innit?" or the other way round. Either way, it struck me as a magnificent question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    A friend of mine had a pupil who said "Ain't's wrong, innit?" or the other way round. Either way, it struck me as a magnificent question.
    What do you think about adding "antagonym" to the glossary? :wink:

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