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    antonym

    i am short changed. Which antonym is used?


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    Re: antonym

    On the basic level that to be short-changed means that you are paid less than you should have, "overpaid" would be the antonym.

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    Re: antonym

    ... But the trouble with 'overpaid' is that it can be something other than the antonym of 'short-changed'. A person who gets a salary of $50,000 for a directorship that requires himt to attend only one board meeting a month is being overpaid too.

    When coming out of a shop and checking my change, I think I'd say something like 'There's too much here' or 'She's given me more than she should' or 'Hang on, I gave her a fiver, and she's given me change for ten' (that is, I wouldn't use a one-word antonym at all).

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    Re: antonym

    I'm not at all sure there is an antonym for the term. Also, it would be useful to know if it is being used in the simple sense or in a metaphorical sense.

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