Antonyms


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

  1. Generous
    1. stoic
    2. stingy
    3. poor
    4. specific

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    Stingy (Adjective) = Mean, ungenerous; miserly; mean; unwilling to spend money.
    Generous (Adjective) = willing to give money, help, kindness etc. especially more than is usual or expected; larger or more plentiful than is usual or necessary. Look at the sentence : It was generous of you to lend me the money. The landlords are so stingy– they refused to pay for new carpets.

    Correct Option: B

    Stingy (Adjective) = Mean, ungenerous; miserly; mean; unwilling to spend money.
    Generous (Adjective) = willing to give money, help, kindness etc. especially more than is usual or expected; larger or more plentiful than is usual or necessary. Look at the sentence : It was generous of you to lend me the money. The landlords are so stingy– they refused to pay for new carpets.


  1. Select the antonym of pilferer
    1. sniper
    2. punk
    3. lifter
    4. police

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    police Pilferer (Noun) = a thief who steals without using violence ; snitcher ; burglar ; stealer. Look at the sentence : Certain types of goods are preferred by pilferers.

    Correct Option: D

    police Pilferer (Noun) = a thief who steals without using violence ; snitcher ; burglar ; stealer. Look at the sentence : Certain types of goods are preferred by pilferers.



  1. Select the antonym of primed.
    1. fit
    2. able
    3. unready
    4. prepped

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    unready Prime (Verb) = to make ready for use or action ; prepare someone for a situation, typically by supplying them with relevant information. Look at the sentence : The sentries had been primed to admit him without challenge Hence, the antonym of primed is unready.

    Correct Option: C

    unready Prime (Verb) = to make ready for use or action ; prepare someone for a situation, typically by supplying them with relevant information. Look at the sentence : The sentries had been primed to admit him without challenge Hence, the antonym of primed is unready.


  1. Select the antonym of genteel.
    1. uncivilized
    2. stuffy
    3. urbane
    4. prim

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    Uncivilized (Adjective) = not suitable for a well developed, peaceful society.
    Genteel (Adjective) = typical of a high social class; polite; civilized. Look at the sentences : The mansion had an atmosphere of genteel elegance and decay. He described the punishment as barbaric and uncivilized.

    Correct Option: A

    Uncivilized (Adjective) = not suitable for a well developed, peaceful society.
    Genteel (Adjective) = typical of a high social class; polite; civilized. Look at the sentences : The mansion had an atmosphere of genteel elegance and decay. He described the punishment as barbaric and uncivilized.



  1. Select the antonym of demure.
    1. humble
    2. bold
    3. coy
    4. sober

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    Bold (Adjective) = confident and courageous; brave
    Demure (Adjective) = reserved, meek, modest; mild; shy; quiet and well behaved Look at the sentences : The newspaper made the bold move of publishing the names of the men involved. She gave him a demure smile. She is a demure little wife who sits at home minding the house.

    Correct Option: B

    Bold (Adjective) = confident and courageous; brave
    Demure (Adjective) = reserved, meek, modest; mild; shy; quiet and well behaved Look at the sentences : The newspaper made the bold move of publishing the names of the men involved. She gave him a demure smile. She is a demure little wife who sits at home minding the house.