Difination ten examples of contranyms,oxymorons, palindromes

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madhudilip5 said:

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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Susie Smith said:
madhudilip5 said:

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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MikeNewYork said:
Susie Smith said:
madhudilip5 said:

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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tdol said:
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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Susie Smith said:
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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Susie Smith said:
tdol said:
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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tdol said:
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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MikeNewYork said:
Susie Smith said:
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:

That makes me feel a little better. What did they call them when I went to school? I can't remember their being called anything. :lol: :lol:
 

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Thanks for the list, Mike.;-)
 

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Susie Smith said:
MikeNewYork said:
Susie Smith said:
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:

That makes me feel a little better. What did they call them when I went to school? I can't remember their being called anything. :lol: :lol:

They didn't have names before this. :shock:
 

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tdol said:
Thanks for the list, Mike.;-)

You're welcome, T. :wink:
 
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MikeNewYork said:
Susie Smith said:
MikeNewYork said:
Susie Smith said:
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:

That makes me feel a little better. What did they call them when I went to school? I can't remember their being called anything. :lol: :lol:

They didn't have names before this. :shock:


Well, if it didn't have a name, did it exist? :? :roll: (Now I feel a whole lot better.) :D
 

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Well, if it didn't have a name, did it exist? :? :roll: (Now I feel a whole lot better.) :D

Well, sure they existed. I guess the conflicting definitions bothered someone enough to name the offenders. :wink:
 

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Those are wonderful examples, Mike and Susie. (Or Susie and Mike.)

:D

Mike, if Tdol is T does that mean I am R?

:wink:
 
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