Antonyms


Direction: In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

  1. INCREDIBLE
    1. credulous
    2. probable
    3. possible
    4. creditable

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    possible (Adjective) : that can be done or achieved
    incredible (Adjective) : unbelievable ; impossible or very difficult to believe
    credulous (Adjective) : too ready to believe things and therefore easy to trick ; gullible
    probable (Adjective) : likely to happen, to exist or to be true
    creditable (Adjective) : of a quite good standard and deserving praise or approval; praiseworthy; morally good; admirable

    Correct Option: C

    possible (Adjective) : that can be done or achieved
    incredible (Adjective) : unbelievable ; impossible or very difficult to believe
    credulous (Adjective) : too ready to believe things and therefore easy to trick ; gullible
    probable (Adjective) : likely to happen, to exist or to be true
    creditable (Adjective) : of a quite good standard and deserving praise or approval; praiseworthy; morally good; admirable


  1. CALLOUS
    1. persuasive
    2. caring
    3. gentle
    4. sensitive

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    sensitive (Adjective) : aware of and being able to understand other people and their feelings
    callous (Adjective) : unfeeling ; not caring about other people’s feelings or suffering
    persuasive (Adjective) : able to force somebody to do or believe something
    caring (Adjective) : kind, helpful and showing that you care about other people
    gentle (Adjective) : calm and kind

    Correct Option: D

    sensitive (Adjective) : aware of and being able to understand other people and their feelings
    callous (Adjective) : unfeeling ; not caring about other people’s feelings or suffering
    persuasive (Adjective) : able to force somebody to do or believe something
    caring (Adjective) : kind, helpful and showing that you care about other people
    gentle (Adjective) : calm and kind



  1. PROFESSIONAL
    1. novice
    2. amateur
    3. dabbler
    4. apprentice

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    amateur (Noun) : a person who takes part in a sport or other activity for enjoyment, not as a job
    professional (Adjective) : connected with a job that needs special training or skill; competent; well-trained and extremely skilled
    novice (Noun) : a person who is new and has little experience in a skill, job or situation
    dabbler (Noun) : an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge
    apprentice (Noun) : a young person who works for an employer for a fixed period of time in order to learn the particular skills needed in his job

    Correct Option: B

    amateur (Noun) : a person who takes part in a sport or other activity for enjoyment, not as a job
    professional (Adjective) : connected with a job that needs special training or skill; competent; well-trained and extremely skilled
    novice (Noun) : a person who is new and has little experience in a skill, job or situation
    dabbler (Noun) : an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge
    apprentice (Noun) : a young person who works for an employer for a fixed period of time in order to learn the particular skills needed in his job


  1. ADAMANT
    1. yielding
    2. permissive
    3. liberal
    4. tolerant

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    yielding (Adjective) : soft and easy to bend or move when you press it; willing to do what other people want
    adamant (Adjective) : determined not to change your mind or to be persuaded about something
    permissive (Adjective) : allowing or showing a freedom of behaviour that many people do not approve of
    liberal (Adjective) : willing to understand and respect other people's behaviour, opinions, etc.; generous
    tolerant (Adjective) : able to accept what other people say or do even if you do not agree to it; able to survive or operate in difficult conditions

    Correct Option: A

    yielding (Adjective) : soft and easy to bend or move when you press it; willing to do what other people want
    adamant (Adjective) : determined not to change your mind or to be persuaded about something
    permissive (Adjective) : allowing or showing a freedom of behaviour that many people do not approve of
    liberal (Adjective) : willing to understand and respect other people's behaviour, opinions, etc.; generous
    tolerant (Adjective) : able to accept what other people say or do even if you do not agree to it; able to survive or operate in difficult conditions



  1. EVIDENT
    1. suspected
    2. disagreed
    3. doubtful
    4. unimportant

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    doubtful (Adjective) : not sure; uncertain and feeling doubt; dubious; unlikely; not probable
    evident (Adjective) : clear; easily seen; obvious
    suspected (Adjective) : believed likely
    disagreed (Verb) : to be of different opinions
    unimportant (Adjective) : not important

    Correct Option: C

    doubtful (Adjective) : not sure; uncertain and feeling doubt; dubious; unlikely; not probable
    evident (Adjective) : clear; easily seen; obvious
    suspected (Adjective) : believed likely
    disagreed (Verb) : to be of different opinions
    unimportant (Adjective) : not important