Antonyms


  1. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
    OBSTINATE
    1. Docile
    2. Aggravate
    3. Offensive
    4. Oppressive

  1. View Hint View Answer Discuss in Forum

    Docile (Adjective) = ready to accept instruction; submissive; dutiful; obedient; compliant.
    Obstinate (Adjective) = stubbornly refusing to change one’s opinions; wilful; unyielding; obdurate. Look at the sentences : She nurses an obstinate determination to pursue a career in television. This company has cheap and docile workforce.

    Correct Option: A

    Docile (Adjective) = ready to accept instruction; submissive; dutiful; obedient; compliant.
    Obstinate (Adjective) = stubbornly refusing to change one’s opinions; wilful; unyielding; obdurate. Look at the sentences : She nurses an obstinate determination to pursue a career in television. This company has cheap and docile workforce.


  1. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
    FORLORN
    1. Joyful
    2. Lucky
    3. Fortunate
    4. Free

  1. View Hint View Answer Discuss in Forum

    Joyful (Adjective) = very happy; cheerful, joyous delightful.
    Forlorn (Adjective) = appearing lonely and unhappy; abandoned. Look at the sentences : She looked so forlorn, standing there in the rain. The news of the child’s safe return made us all joyful.

    Correct Option: A

    Joyful (Adjective) = very happy; cheerful, joyous delightful.
    Forlorn (Adjective) = appearing lonely and unhappy; abandoned. Look at the sentences : She looked so forlorn, standing there in the rain. The news of the child’s safe return made us all joyful.



  1. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
    IRASCIBLE
    1. Cranky
    2. Choleric
    3. Amiable
    4. Waspish

  1. View Hint View Answer Discuss in Forum

    Amiable (Adjective) = having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner; amicable; cordial; friendly.
    Irascible (Adjective) = irritable; short-tempered; showing a tendency to be easily angered; easily provoked Look at the sentences : He has an irascible disposition. The amiable young man greeted me enthusiastically.

    Correct Option: C

    Amiable (Adjective) = having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner; amicable; cordial; friendly.
    Irascible (Adjective) = irritable; short-tempered; showing a tendency to be easily angered; easily provoked Look at the sentences : He has an irascible disposition. The amiable young man greeted me enthusiastically.


  1. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
    FEROCIOUS
    1. Mild
    2. Sweet
    3. Brutal
    4. Wild

  1. View Hint View Answer Discuss in Forum

    Mild (Adjective) = nonviolent; not severe or strong.
    Ferocious (Adjective) = very aggressive or violent; very strong; savage. Look at the sentences : He is a man driven by ferocious determination. It is safe to take a mild sedative.

    Correct Option: A

    Mild (Adjective) = nonviolent; not severe or strong.
    Ferocious (Adjective) = very aggressive or violent; very strong; savage. Look at the sentences : He is a man driven by ferocious determination. It is safe to take a mild sedative.



  1. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
    LENIENT
    1. Strict
    2. Solid
    3. Forgiving
    4. Stoic

  1. View Hint View Answer Discuss in Forum

    strict Lenient (Adjective) = not as strict as expected when punishing somebody; merciful; tolerant. Look at the sentences : The judge was for too lenient with him. He left strict instructions that she was not to be disturbed.

    Correct Option: A

    strict Lenient (Adjective) = not as strict as expected when punishing somebody; merciful; tolerant. Look at the sentences : The judge was for too lenient with him. He left strict instructions that she was not to be disturbed.